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Bath County festival to benefit Feeding Kentucky

Spice and Sounds Music & Food Festival

In Bath County, the city of Salt Lick will be hosting the Spice and Sounds Music and Food Festival this spring. The Appalachian Sauce Corporation is presenting the event on May 25 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Main Street.

Organizers said the festival will feature “non-stop” music from chart-topping headliners and local talents. The morning portion of the event will feature gospel music with the afternoon and evening portions showcasing bluegrass and country music respectively.

Lawrence Conn, owner of Appalachian Sauce Corporation, said he’s excited to bring the community together.

“Well, my uncle, he owns Poppy Mountain. My grandmother, she owns Debbie’s Music Show House, so it’s kind of in my blood. As far as the venue goes, I’ve always wanted to have my own festival and put music out there and just gather members of the community together for a cause,” said Conn.

This is a ticketed event, but Lawrence said entry is free for kids ages 12 and under. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Feeding Kentucky, a charity dedicated to ending hunger in the Commonwealth.

“We’re going to try to raise $10,000 for Feeding Kentucky. The festival is called the Spice and Sounds Music and Food Festival. We’re going to have around six or seven food vendors and probably up to thirty craft vendors,” said Conn.

Conn added he'll be donating eight meals through Feeding Kentucky for every bottle of hot sauce they sell.

Laid Back Country Picker will headline the event and there will also be an open mic portion where anyone can play their music to the crowd. The full line-up of musicians has already been announced. Artists playing the festival include the Glory Land Seekers, the Logan Brothers, The Keving Prater Band, Cornbread Opera, Solid Ground, the Ian Lewis Band, Cory Hedge, and Savannah Reeves.