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Blooming Festival planned
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will host its 17th Annual Nashville Blooming Festival  on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8-11, in downtown Nashville.

Amusement rides open Wednesday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Nash County Courthouse. Wednesday and Thursday night, purchase a wristband for $17 (per night) for unlimited rides from 5:30-9 p.m.! Regular ticket prices apply Friday night, Saturday and Saturday night.

New to the event this year is a Thursday night kick-off of live music at Nash Arts featuring The Winston Band. The kick-off is free and open to the public, presented by Nash Arts and The Nashville Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the North Carolina African American Music Trail.

Friday night, downtown comes alive with the Embers performing on the main stage near the courthouse from 7 until 11 p.m.  Vendors open early at 6 p.m. offering tasty festival food, and the amusement rides also open at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday morning, craft and exhibit booths open at 9 a.m. You’ll also meet Nashville’s 2013 Mother of the Year, Lena Sessoms, who will be honored Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

Be sure to come early Saturday to get a good seat for the annual Blooming Festival parade which begins at 11:30 a.m.  The parade will begin at the intersection of First and Washington streets, then turn from Washington to Alston at the corner of CVS Pharmacy. The parade will again turn at the corner of Alston and Church and pass by Cooley Library. It will then turn on Boddie Street and pass the front of the stage ending at Elm Street. Be sure to arrive early! These streets will close to traffic at 10 a.m.!

Performances Saturday include:

• Nashville Elementary Strings Band at 9 a.m.
• Fantastic Shades of Harmony at 10 a.m.
• PARADE is at 11:30
• Country Roads Band at 12:30
• Nash County’s Got Talent from 2:30 - 4 p.m.
• East Coast Rhythm and Blues at 4 p.m.
• The Fantastic Shakers from 7-11 p.m.

Blooming Festival T-shirts will be on sale at the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s tent. This year’s shirt was designed by Tonya Parker, a Nash Central High School student.

For more information, contact: Jo Anne Cooper 252-459-7101; Cindy Puckett 252-904-8191 or Amy Beasley 252-459-2117.

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