Wednesday, September 27, 2017

TOP STORY >> 5th annual FestiVille

Jacksonville’s fifth-annual FestiVille of music, food and fun is Friday and Saturday at Dupree Park. Admission and parking is free. Hours are 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The carnival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Armbands for rides are available for $20 from 3 till 10 p.m. Thursday and for $20 from 5 till 10 p.m. Friday.

“New for this year are shooting demonstrations by Arkansas Game and Fish Shooting Sports Complex instructors,” FestiVille organizer Dana Rozenski said.

Performing on Friday at the Pavilion Stage are Drums Alive from 3 to 4 p.m. Lighthouse Charter School from 4 to 5 p.m. Craig Anthony from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. and Chris Crawford from 6 to 6:50 p.m.

At the A&P Stage are American Lions from 4 to 4:45 p.m. The Guilty from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and The Rowdy from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Movies in the Park will show “Sing” at 7 p.m. Friday on Field 4.

FestiVille has 50 vendor booths. Food vendors are Kona Ice, W and M Concessions, ReggaeFlavas, Marie’s BBQ and Catering Services and Boss Hog Barbecue.

Saturday will have a 5K run, a “Grill in the Ville” barbecue contest cooking pork shoulders and ribs. An Arkansas Street Machines car show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Car entry is $25. Volleyball tournament registration is at 8:30 a.m. and games start at 9 a.m. Entry is $10 per player.

The fire department will hold the finals of the elementary schools kids’ obstacle course. FestiVille will have a rock climbing wall, canoe and kayak rides, a kids area and a petting zoo.

Saturday is a full day of performances. At the Pavilion Stage are Dogtown Ukulele Band from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Carla’s Dance from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Limelight Performance Academy at 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Huff N Puff from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jacksonville High School cheerleaders from 1 to 1:15 p.m. Sharon’s Dance Studio from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dance FX from 2:45 to 3 p.m. Divine Pearls of Jacksonville from 3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Vocal Jazz from 4 to 5 p.m. and New Livin’ Quartet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

On the A&P Stage are Six Ways from Sunday at 11 to 11:45 a.m. The Cliff Hudson Band from noon to 12:45 p.m. Critical Mass from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Stays in Vegas from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Danny C from 3 to 3:45 p.m. The Kolton Thomas Band from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Sol Def Band from 5 to 6 p.m. Bree Ogden from 6 to 7 p.m. and Eddie and the Defiantz from 7 to 7:45 p.m.