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Blazefest returns: VSU hosts local music festival

Written by: Abbie Baggerly

 WVVS-BLAZEfm is bringing back the popular Blazefest.

 Blazefest is a spring music festival featuring eight local bands and musicians.

 The festival begins on the front lawn at 2 p.m. and will last until around 8:45 p.m. It is free and open to all VSU students and members of the community.

 Spectators will be able to meet and mingle with the bands before and after their sets, but they will not be allowed in the “Hot Room,” which is a green room in production sets.

 “Each band will get a thirty-minute set and a fifteen-minute sound check with the exception of our headliner, who gets a sixty-minute set at the end of the evening,” Claire Contevita, Blaze FM station manager and local eclectic host, said.

 The festival lineup is Colter Raines, Me and My M80, John Weeks Plays, Oddly Known, Amilli DeVanni, Byrd, Eggwater Palace and The Dredges, which is the headliner.

 “Cookies will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and people are welcome to bring their own snacks and blankets and have a picnic if they want,” Contevita said.

Blazefest was created by Blaze FM DJ’s, and then it disappeared for a couple years before it was brought back last year. This will be the third Blazefest.

Blazefest is sponsored by The Gates at Valdosta and The Main Squeeze.

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