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MusicFest XXX continues with acts on Union Square

By Tia Lyons
This article was published September 29, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

By Tia Lyons

Staff Writer

Music will fill every corner of the Union Square District today as MusicFest XXX joins the third day of the grand opening celebration of the Murphy Arts District.

Presented by Main Street El Dorado and Murphy USA, MusicFest starts at 11 a.m. today and will conclude Sunday, the last day of the MAD celebration.

MAD kicked off its grand opening Wednesday night with a private event featuring Lyle Lovett and rolled through Thursday with performances by Natasha Bedingfield and Train in the Griffin Music Hall.

The celebration will pick up tonight with shows starting at 6 p.m. with the Robert Randolph Band, followed by X-Amabassadors at 7:30 p.m., ZZ Top at 9 p.m., and Ludacris at 11:30 p.m.

Ludacris will perform in the Griffin Music Hall, while the other concerts will take place in the MAD amphitheater.

The shows are ticketed events. Tickets may be purchased by calling MAD at 870-863-4547.

The MAD performers will also serve as the headliners for the pearl anniversary of MusicFest.

However, music lovers will not have to wait until nighttime to get the party started.

In addition to food, craft vendors and expanded activities and attractions, MusicFest will also feature local and regional acts that will bring a variety of musical styles to two stages.

Many have previously graced MusicFest stages.

Shows will start at 11 a.m. in Corrine Court. Admission is free for MusicFest and the musical performances.

The schedule for the Corrine Court-Delek Acoustic stage is:

• 11 a.m., Bethany Raybourn (indie Americana, alt-country).

• 12 p.m., Monty Russell (country, honky-tonk, blues)

• 2 p.m., Beaux Atkins (southern)

• 3:30 p.m., Dave Almond (country, blues).

• 5 p.m., Buddy Flett (blues)

For the Union Square-PJ’s Coffee Stage, acts include:

• 12 p.m., Age of Man (blues, R&B).

• 1:30 p.m., deFrance (rock, country rock, southern rock)

• 3 p.m., Mary-Heather and the Sinners (country and classic rock)

• 4:30 p.m., Dash Rip Rock (indie rock, roots rock, southern rock, alternative, etc.).

• 6:30 p.m., Moonshine Mafia (blues, country, rock and roll).

• 8:30 p.m., Alchemy (rock, alternative, blues).

Attractions and activities

MusicFest attractions and activities will start at noon today with the Bermuda Black Zipline, Air Jump Extreme Bungee, Extreme Laser Tag, and the mobile video game station.

The activities are $5 each today.

The Budweiser beer garden will open at 5 p.m. today.

MusicFest is also partnering with Victory Church, 1432 N. West Ave., to provide a paid childcare service.

The cost is $25 per child and includes food, drinks, snacks, an indoor playground, inflatables, games and crafts.

Parents may park at Victory and take a free shuttle service to MusicFest.

For more information, call the Main Street office at 870-862-4747.

Tia Lyons may be contacted at 870-862-6611 or tlyons@ eldoradonews.com.

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