On last Sunday it seemed like a flashback from the 1980s, during the time of the Hootenannies as guests filled the grassy area behind the Fairfield County Museum for the First Annual Roots Music Festival.
More than 100 people attended the festival that spilled from the museum down the street and beyond The 145 Club.
This event was organized by Elfi Hacker, director of The 145 Club, and included the Fairfield County Museum Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music.
The exhibit has been on display at the museum since late April, and it added to the music and treats during the festival.
Kicking off the music performances at 1:30 p.m. was Susan Douglass Taylor, followed by Russell Franklin and John Hartness.
While guests enjoyed the music, they also had a chance to treat themselves to barbecue from Can’t Quit Smokin’ BBQ Team of Winnsboro and to sweet treats from local community groups.
If the music and barbecue were not enough, down the street there was even more to see and taste from ABBA’s Sweet Treats and Gift Boutique, The Cornwallis House Tea Company and shopping at the Yellow Daisy.
For this event the Fairfield County Arts Council, with the help of special friends Dub and Susan Miller, owners of Carolina Cleaners, provided exhibit space next door to the cleaners for an amazing art display.
On display was the Geiger Elementary, fourth grade students’ photos along with a display from their teacher, Katrina Hampton.
Photographs by Marilyn C. Murphy were on display, with artwork by France Barnett and Brian Garner, students of Darwin Murphy.
As the sun went down, the music continued at The 145 Club with Marv Ward, Jellyroll and Delicious Dish, Mojo Collins, and D.B. Bryant.
This event has set the tone for many more to come with its variety.