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Music Fest will feature local talent

In less than three weeks, the Syrup City will play host to an evening of rock, rhythm and blues during the first Annual JRB&GC Music Fest.
Presented by Hobson Chevrolet-Buick, the Music Fest will feature live performances by Otis Redding III, Johnnie Marshall and Ralph Roddenbery with proceeds going to benefit the Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo and Grady County. The evening will take place at the Cairo High School Auditorium, 455 Fifth St. S.E., on Saturday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the first Annual JRB&GC Music Fest. This event will be our first music fest venture, and also the first time these three renowned musicians will be coming together to support a common cause.” said Stephen Francis, JRB&GC director. “Our community is fortunate to have Otis Redding III, and Grady County’s own Ralph Roddenbery and Johnnie Marshall. This is a worthy cause that supports our children, so I hope to see you at this enjoyable event.”
Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at Capital City Bank, Center Drugs, Miss Myrt’s and the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets may also be purchased online at Contact Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club at 378-3099 or visit for more information.
The Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo-Grady County has been operating since 2009 and is a unit of the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia, open since 1999. The Club is open weekdays after school and provides daily assistance with homework as well as opportunities for youth to participate in dance, sports, Girl Scouts, mentoring and many other activities, both educational and environmental.

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