Old Mill brings music festival to Kennard

Old Mill brings music festival to Kennard
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

KENNARD, TX (KTRE) - This weekend, the quiet sounds of the Davy Crockett National Forest will be replaced with the musical harmonies of banjos and fiddles.

The Old Mill in Kennard will host the Old Mill Music Festival for the fourth consecutive year this weekend.

"We bought the mill from our family six years ago," said organizer Lloyd Wright. "The mill was built in the 06s, and we brought the festival in a few years ago. it works great with the different old-time American music genres playing here with the rustic feel."

The festival features different styles like Gospel, country, bluegrass, and Southern.

"It's a nice social experience," said musician Brad Leftwhich. "You meet other musicians and people you don't get a chance to see that often."

Leftwhich said the festivals are a way to meet other bands that share their love for music.

"It's players music," Leftwhich said. "People that play this music enjoy playing this music and enjoy playing it with other people."

The festival will go Friday night and Saturday with workshop opportunities.

"The music speaks to people's souls," Wright said. "It's connecting them with a time that doesn't exist anymore."

For more on the festival including the schedule, click here.

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