Dogwood Festival announces performers

FAYETTEVILLE

The 26th annual fest is expecting thousands of people at /*Festival Park*/ April 25.

It was started in 1982, by Fayetteville Mayor Bill Hurley. It has grown into one of /*North Carolina*/'s premier festivals.

The festival is about art, performers and fun. One of the performers this year include national artist Eddie Money, performing Friday night.

"And then Saturday night we're very pleased to have Q98 presenting Vanessa Carlton. She will be coming to stage about 8 p.m. on Saturday. We're very excited with that," Festival Executive Director Carrie King said.

The festival committee unveiled this year's /*Dogwood*/ poster.

Local artist Mary Thompson created an art print called "Dogwood Days." It will be availagle to the public throughout the festival.

This is the second year the heart of the /*Dogwood Festival*/ will be held at Festival Park.

"Festival Park is just a beautiful venue in downtown Fayetteville. If you haven't had the opportunity to come down and see this beautiful park that the city has built, it is a great atmosphere for a festival and especially the concerts," King said. "It's an outdoor venue and what a better way than to pull up a piece of grass and sit down and watch a great concert and have some fabulous food and shop until you drop."

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