Friday, July 8, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
WINDER -- The city of Winder is hosting The Lazy Daze Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Jug Tavern Park for some outdoor music fun.
John Janic, with the city of Winder, said he expects the festival to be popular and to attract between 3,000 and 4,000 people, like in previous years.
Children will have the opportunity to bounce around with inflatables such as the Euro Bungee and Walking Water Balls. Guests can also expect arts and crafts, food vendors and gifts.
"We are just a family atmosphere," Janic said, adding that people don't have to worry about encountering any kind of "edgy material."
This year's festival will introduce a "Taste of Winder" sponsored by the Winder Women's Club, where local restaurants will provide food samples to guests between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The festival also includes live music from "The Great American Rock & Roll Revival" starting at 6 p.m., which features Elvis Tribute artist Damon Hendrix, The Sock Hops and Butch and the Buckheads.
Hendrix is a renowned Elvis tribute artist in the Southeast, and began singing when he was 5 years old.
Likewise, the Sock Hops have also become popular. They have had opening acts for artists like The Rascals, The Drifters, The Temptations and more. They provide recreations of musical hits from the '50s to the '80s.
Butch and the Buckheads is a classic rock and roll band and was formed in the early '70s.
Janic said he thinks the festival is popular in the community because people can come for free and just listen to good music and partake of the party atmosphere.
"It's just a lot of fun," Janic said.