June 1, 2023


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Birdfest Music Festival bringing site visitors to Pinewood, SC

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Steep Canyon Rangers headline the bluegrass tunes competition May possibly 5 and 6. A part of ticket income go to assistance the Waterfowl Association.

PINEWOOD, S.C. — Pinewood is envisioned to get lots of guests around the up coming handful of days. BirdFest, a songs competition, starts Friday for the to start with time due to the fact the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It has turn out to be a spouse and children reunion of kinds,” Pageant Director Barrett Smith said. “It is taken on a authentic family ambiance in that people will have a good time but it actually is a more substantial BirdFest household that grows every year.”

Smith begun the bluegrass songs competition in 2002.

Soon after taking a 3-yr break during the pandemic, Smith is back again in Pinewood planning for the two-day event.

“We determined that BirdFest could be one thing that actually can help this neighborhood and anything for the community to be happy of listed here,” Smith explained. 

With about 500 individuals in the city together the Clarendon County and Sumter County border, Smith reported the festival is predicted to convey in up to 2,500 folks.

“We just like to bring a bunch of individuals listed here and demonstrate them how very it is and how variety the people are and, you know, to give them a explanation to arrive listed here and just browse some more targeted traffic as a result of the region,” Smith mentioned.

It’s been a goal given that the competition initial began and, now, Smith is finding some assist. David Wielicki with the South Carolina Waterfowl Association is a new spouse.

“Our mission is to conserve and enrich our wildlife means and also to move on our conservation heritage to the subsequent generation,” Wielicki reported. 

It really is why he is letting Smith use the wildlife heart as the new location for BirdFest.

“They presented the venue and a full globe of infrastructure that we didn’t have right before,” Smith reported. “So, partnering with the Waterfowl Association is a substantial leap for BirdFest in typical.”

The hope is that individuals will get an chance to enjoy nature and the outdoor as they hear to various bands and enjoy foodstuff from neighborhood vendors.

“The foreseeable future of wildlife conservation, the potential of intelligent-use sustainability, depends on educating the following generation,” Wielicki claimed.

The competition is Friday and Saturday, headliner for the two evenings is Steep Canyon Rangers. Tickets are accessible online and in individual at the gate. Wielicki said a portion of the proceeds will go to the Waterfowl Foundation to enable present scholarships for the organization’s baby education camps.

“For me, individually, it is really a major offer. I imply, I am a native South Carolinian and now I’ve made a career playing new music and dealing in the new music entire world all over the place,” Smith claimed. “So, to carry all of the wonderful tunes and art that I’ve viewed in the nation again listed here to South Carolina in these types of a beautiful spot. It can be an honor.”


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