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Music and Arts Festival replacing Bushnell Days

Music and Arts Festival replacing Bushnell Days
(Murphy/KNEB/RRN)

A new event for one southern panhandle community will be replacing Bushnell Days this weekend.

The Windblown Arts Festival will be held at The Sisters Grimm on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Organizer Deb Carpenter-Nolting says that five musical acts will headline the event. A beer garden hosted by Beer and Loathing in Kimball will also accompany the event.

“We’ve talked about doing a music festival for the past two or three years,” says Carpenter-Nolting. “And we’ve always enjoyed Bushnell Days, but it’s always a lot of work to put it on and we just got burned out with he traditional things; the parade and lining everything up there. So we thought we would take a little bit different direction and let Bushnell Days be Bushnell Days for whoever wants to do that- and we would just offer up the music fest at The Sisters Grimm- so that’s what we’re doing.”

Carpenter-Nolting says that the community response has been well received so far, and she’s hoping for several hundred people to attend the event on Saturday.

Musicians include Ryan Head, Martin Gilmore, Ben Treffer, Jake McIntosh, andĀ Carpenter-Nolting.

Food will also be available throughout the Windblown Arts Festival, and arts and crafts will also be available for people to purchase.

This free event will be on the corner of Maple and D in Bushnell.

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