Music and arts coming to town

The Blackville Music and Arts Festival returns for its second year this weekend.
The event will be held Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, in downtown Blackville.
There will be live music, artwork for sale, a barbeque cook off, car show and plenty of children's activities. There will also be a parade Saturday at 11 a.m.
The event is free to attend. The festival begins at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.
On Friday, there will be drum lines, musical performances, chalk art, karaoke and a block party lasting until 10:30 p.m.
Saturday will feature over a dozen performances, including gospel, jazz, R&B and hip-hop. Music will begin after noon and last throughout the day.
Terrance Washington, president of the festival, encouraged everyone to come out and have a fun time supporting the community. He also said he appreciates the people who made this year's event possible.
"Thanks to everyone who is participating and everyone who worked" to make the festival possible, he said.
All proceeds from vendors will go toward next year's festival.
The organization is trying to start a scholarship fund for students concentrating on art and music, so making the festival an annual occurrence is important, Washington said.