Sunday, September 14, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
WINDER - Leaders with Winder's Lazy Daze Music Festival know the elixir for end-of-summer blues isn't watermelon munching and prolonged, poolside cook-outs.
It's Nintendo Wii.
Competitions on the popular - and highly physical - gaming system will be a highlight of the upcoming festival, set for its second year Saturday in downtown Winder.
But the activities hardly stop there.
The fest will also feature a pyro-friendly $10,000 fireworks show amid a night of musical variety.
Five bands from the Winder and Athens markets - Devon and Chance, One Way, Southfire, 15 South and Daniel Lee and the Moonshiners - are on tap, with genres ranging from folk to rock.
The festival runs from
7 p.m. to midnight. It's free for all ages.
Other attractions include an array of inflatables and food vendors. The Nintendo Wii competition - dubbed the "Guitar Hero Challenge" - will afford up to 64 entrants the chance to literally strut their stuff for an entry fee of $10.
Prizes include a Nintendo Wii with two controllers, two guitars and, of course, the "Guitar Hero" game itself.
SideBar: If you go
· What: 2nd Annual Winder Lazy Daze Music Festival
· When: 7 p.m. Saturday
· Where: Downtown Winder
· Cost: Free