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The festival will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17 in downtown Saluda. Media represented will include paintings, pottery, woodworking, sculpting, pottery, fiber, jewelry, metal and more.
Stoney Lamar, the festival’s music coordinator, has lined up performing artists for the McCreery Park Pavilion throughout the afternoon. Headliners will be The Deluge, described as “a whirling dervish of a band with a kinetic energy that leaves audiences swooning long afterwards.”
The band blends roots rock and soul on its debut record, “Cryin’ on the Vine.” Its song “Strange World” won best R&B song of 2010 from the international John Lennon Songwriting Contest. For those who can’t wait until May can hear The Deluge Saturday March 15 at the Purple Onion restaurant, 16 Main St. in Saluda. Learn more at www.purpleonionsaluda.com or call 749-1179.
The festival also welcomes back The Danberrys, whose folk-bluegrass-Americana was featured at the 2012 event. The band plays original tunes featuring strong harmonies and dynamic musicianship. Their self-titled CD is available through http://thedanberrys.bandcamp.com.
Also playing will be Sweet Claudette, which combines four- and six-part harmonies, Motown-inspired backup vocals, and an unusual combo of acoustic instruments: cello, banjo, melodica and guitar.
The festival will offer plenty of public parking and public restrooms plus a Children’s Art Tent.