Freedom Fest

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Murray's Town & Gown Community Band and Chorus perform their 4th annual Freedom Fest concert Saturday night at 8 in Murray State University's Lovett Auditorium. Maestro Todd Hill says the free concert features a wide variety of patriot tunes and deep music from a community of performers diverse in age. He joins Mark Welch and Tracy Ross on Sounds Good with an overview of the music and other Freedom Fest events in Murray, and says the performance will be done in time for the fireworks.

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Murray's Freedom Fest is full of activities for families this weekend, from golf tournaments, farmers market, parade with kazoo band, to arts and crafts vendors, inflatable and games for kids, a car show, live music by WKMS Battle of the Bands winners Big Atomic and finalists Red Ember, the Town & Gown Community Band concert and.... fireworks! On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte goes through the schedule with Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Erin Carrico.

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Murray's annual tradition of food, fun and fireworks is back this Friday and Saturday. Festivities kick off Friday evening with a street fair featuring food, crafts, games, a beer garden, and an outdoor concert by Swamp Donkey and Margarita Beach. Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Erin Carrico walks us through Freedom Fest, beginning Friday with a 7:30 a.m. Veteran's Remembrance Ceremony at Chestnut Park. Hear the conversation:

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Murray Town & Gown Community Band Conductor Todd Hill and Murray State Director of Community Relations Mark Welch join Tracy Ross today on Sounds Good to speak about the Murray Town & Gown Community Band concert coming up this Saturday in Lovett Auditorium during the city's Freedom Fest, prior to the fireworks display. Town & Gown is a partnership between the university and the city of Murray, geared towards facilitating the discussion and opporunity for collaborative events, philanthropy, and service. See more at about Town & Gown.

Murray Tourism and Convention Center’s Executive Director Erin Carrico previews Murray’s Freedom Fest with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good. Freedom Fest kicks of Friday, June 28 with a street fair featuring vendors and a free outdoor concert by Matty McRee and Clarence Dobbins. Saturday's events include a parade, kid's activities, a 5k, and one of western Kentucky's largest fireworks displays. See more at TourMurray.com.

MCVB Gets Student Help Revamping Freedom Fest

Dec 10, 2012
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The Murray Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes ideas generated by Murray State students revamp the annual Freedom Fest celebration.

The Fourth of July weekend event is coming up on its 26th year in Calloway County. Murray CVB Executive Director Erin Carrico says the event has struggled with financing and community image, and organizers wanted new ideas for the future.