Lowertown Arts Festival Moves to October
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Paducah's Lowertown Arts and Music Festival will move to the first weekend of October.

In a Facebook post, officials with the festival say that after communicating with various artists and musicians, and with guidance from the City of Paducah, the event will now take place October 2-3.

Yeiser Art Center Executive Director Lexie Millikan said that although the dates for the festival have been announced, it could still change.

"We're going to follow whatever guidelines we have to from the city and state," Millikan said. "If we are able to have a festival later this year, that is when we will have it, but also because it's so far out, there are a lot of unknowns and it could change."

She is optimistic however, and is glad the city has been supportive of the move. 

According to Millikan, if the festival does happen in October, attendees should expect a smaller event.

"No matter what, even if we didn't have any guidelines to follow, we would still be planning a scaled back festival, because it's not as if every single one of our participating artists, musicians, and vendors are able to agree to the new date," She said, "So as far as the size of the festival, it's going to have to be smaller no matter what."

Millikan encourages everyone to support arts organizations, artists, and musicians during this time of uncertainty.

"There are a lot of people that are going through a lot of difficult things right now. We just hope that the people that are still able to support the arts are doing that, because that's the biggest thing right now for us," she said.

Musicians scheduled to attend include Scythian, Cicada Rhythm, S.G. Goodman, Joslyn & the Sweet Compression, GRLwood, The Wheelers, Melanie A. Davis, and Luke Taylor. More are planned to be announced later.

Additional information can be found on the festival's Facebook page and website at the link below.

On the Net:

Lowertown Arts & Music Festival on Facebook
Lowertown Arts & Music Festival Home Page

Published 05:21 PM, Monday May. 18, 2020
Updated 09:20 AM, Tuesday May. 19, 2020



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