19th Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival

Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival

September 23rd kicks off the 19th annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds. Celebrate the country legend who spent his youth in Waycross, Georgia. The festival pays tribute to Gram Parsons’ Cosmic American Soul music, which paved a new path for songwriters across America.

What started as a friends-only guitar pull in 1998 at one of the festival founder’s homes has turned into a national event. Expect to see kids and adults of all ages participate in the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull. Primitive camping is free with the price of admission, but if you’d rather stay elsewhere, a wristband allows you to come in and out of the festival as you please.

Arrive Friday afternoon and set up your tent in time to catch acts like Donna Frost, Laurel Lee and the Escapees, and Back City Woods perform. Saturday you can spend time cooking over a fire or checking out local vendors before catching the next round of performers, ending with Devils in Disguise. The winners of this year’s Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Songwriting Contest will perform too. Those aspiring songwriters who missed out on the contest this year had better start preparing their submissions for the 2017 festival now. This Waycross event only plans to get bigger!

Best Summer Activities

Best Summer Activities

Making the most of summer is something everyone strives to do, but many fall short. Not every summer day has to be an action-packed adventure, though. In fact, some of the best days involve just sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying the breeze (if there is one). From us here at Robbie Roberson Ford, here are some of the best summer activities that will provide rest and relaxation for days to come.

  • Picnic – Having a potluck picnic is a great way to bring friends and family together for some delicious food and entertaining conversation. Having each person bring a dish and prepare for a day of fun. You could also throw a backyard summer bash for your neighborhood as well!
  • Canoeing – Taking the family out on the lake in an old-fashioned canoe is one way to spend the day. Another is to tip it over (if everyone involved can swim) and make all the occupants go for a dip. At least they’ll cool off!
  • Yard Sale – While a yard sale can be held any time of year, hosting one in summer is a great way to get people active and get rid of things you don’t need. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to finish that spring cleaning you’ve been putting off!