The downtown of Lewisburg will be buzzing almost every weekend between now and the Goats, Music and More Festival that begins Oct. 8, 9, 10 and 11.
It all starts this Saturday, August 15, with the Cops for Kids fundraiser presented by the Lewisburg Police Department. A 5k run or walk will begin at 7 a.m. followed by kids games, a dunk tank, food and more at 9 a.m. Only a $5 admission will give kids unlimited games and a lunch. At 1 p.m., there will be a silent auction and a live auction with tons of sports memorablia, country music items, autographed items and much, much more.
This Saturday night, August 15, the Battle at Rock Creek kicks off at 7 p.m. with the first three bands competing for a chance at the $2,500 cash prize and an opening spot for Shenandoah who will be headlining the Oct. 9 night of the Goats, Music and More Festival. The Liz Runde Band, Nickajack and The Fraziers will take the stage this weekend with Peachman BBQ serving his special brand of BBQ at each Battle at Rock Creek. On August 29, Ronnie Lee Twist and the Future Cats, Chip Willmore and Overdrive will perform following by Tyterope, Rizin Downfall and Skyline Drive on September 12 and Three Shades of Grey, Uncle Tom and Ty Nelson & Common Ground performing on September 26. One winner from each of the four nights will compete at the Goats, Music and More Festival on Oct. 8 with the two finalists performing Friday night, Oct. 9, as the opening acts for Shenandoah.
The Lewisburg Cruise In has two more nights on the Lewisburg Square beginning August 29 from 5-8 p.m. The final Lewisburg Cruise In on the Square will be September 26 with the Nora Mills Band performing live, two grand prize drawings, the peoples' choice award, memorial award, door prizes and the 50/50 raffle.
On September 26, also on the square in the Dixie Theatre, the Marshall County Community Theatre Children's Division will perform Alice in Wonderland at 7:30 p.m.
And on October 3, the Lewisburg Lions Club Octoberfest will be held on the Lewisburg Square beginning with their famous pancake breakfast at 6 a.m.
All of this will be leading up to the big event, the 7th Annual Goats, Music and More Festival beginning Oct. 8, 9, 10 and 11 at Rock Creek Park. The activities begin Friday morning with a 5K Goat Gallop fun run along the greenway of Rock Creek Park. There will be 7 goat shows including the World Championship Fainting Goat Show, the John D. Taylor Memorial Boer Goat Show, the Southern Middle TN Boer Goat Show, the Myotonic Goat Registry Goat Show, the Mini-Silky Goat Show and the Southern Middle TN Nigerian Dwarf Goat Show. On Thursday night, Oct. 8, the final four Battle at Rock Creek bands will perform, all competing for a $2,500 cash prize and an opening for Shenandoah on Friday night. On Oct. 9, the final two bands will open for Shenandoah who will announce the winner of the Battle at Rock Creek competition following their performance.
Saturday, Oct. 10 will feature more goats shows, arts and crafts, kids games and the Lewisburg Rotary Club 3rd Annual State Championship Barbecue Cook Off, a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event.
On Saturday night, Oct. 10, Motown Madness takes the stage featuring impersonators for Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Little Richard, Michael Jackson and the Blues Brothers. Following Motown Madness, Shawn Klush- the Closest Thing to the King - returns to the Goats, Music and More stage bringing the Elvis experience back to Lewisburg.