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Dothan Native Producing South Georgia Music Festival

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A Dothan native is launching a country/Southern rock music festival in nearby Albany, Ga., hoping to create a regional entertainment event.

Justin Andrews, a 2002 Northview High School graduate, owns the ThreeForty Creative Group. Andrews’ company will host the Georgia Throwdown Music Festival on Oct. 12-14 at the Albany Exchange Club Festival Fairgrounds.

Headliners for the event currently include Uncle Kracker, Corey Smith, Colt Ford, Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson. The event will also feature a number of regional acts and more headliners will be announced as they sign on with the show.

Andrews said Albany’s size and location make it ideal for a music festival, and he hopes that the event will have regional appeal, drawing attendees from throughout south Georgia, north Florida and southeast Alabama.

“The demographics are good here and we’re hoping to pull from all the other towns and put some money back into the local economy,” he said.

Andrews said the festival will help local non-profits by allowing them free vendor spots at the festival. Non-profits located within 50 miles of the music festival will be allowed to set up vendor spots to raise money for their organizations free of charge.

Tickets are on sale at the event’s website, www.georgiathrowdown.com. Weekend passes are $85 and $45 per day tickets are also available.

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