Country artist to headline ‘Fest

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Country artist to headline ‘Fest


By Rita Howell
Country singer-songwriter William Michael Morgan is the headliner for Batesville SpringFest May 20.
Morgan, from Vicksburg, is signed with the Warner Bros. label in Nashville and has recorded two albums, “William Michael Morgan” and “Vinyl,” released last fall.
Two singles from “Vinyl” have received significant airplay, with “I Met a Girl” reaching the number two spot on the Country Airplay chart last year. The second single is “Missing.”
He performed “I Met a Girl” on the Today Show January 4, making his first television appearance.
The rest of the SpringFest lineup is still being finalized, according to Colleen Clark, manager of Batesville Main Street, which organizes the festival.
The two-day festival, May 19-20, will also include a carnival, music and food Friday night, along with the presentation of the Miss Springfest pageant winners.
Events start at 8 a.m. Saturday with the Racing for Paws 5K Saturday morning, benefitting the Panola County Humane Society.
There will be children’s activities, the Mississippi Cornhole Classic competition for cash prizes, and a full day of music on the Downtown Square. (Online registration for teams for the Cornhole Classic is available on eventzilla. The fee is $60 per team.)
An additional attraction this year will be vendors of arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, around the Square and on College Street in front of City Hall.
Vendors can call 563-3126 for information and applications.
The cost is $25 for a 10×12 booth space.
Organizers stated that arts and crafts must be created by hand either partially or totally.
Collectibles, they explained, are articles no longer in production generally used by a previous generation.

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