Muddy Water Music Festival, '50s party among Saturday events

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 5, 2012 

  • IF YOU GO

    What: Muddy Water Music Festival

    When: 4-7 p.m. Saturday

    Where: Two Tree Island, Lake Harding on the Chattahoochee River

    Cost: Free

    Details: 706-681-3668

  • IF YOU GO

    What: 1950s Dance and Car Meet

    When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday

    Where: F.D. Roosevelt State Park office amphitheater, 2970 Highway 190 East, Pine Mountain

    Cost: Admission to the dance is $1, plus $5 state park parking fee

    Details: 706-663-4858

Music fans can flaunt either swimsuits or poodle skirts this weekend.

Saturday's calendar includes two appealing events: the inaugural Muddy Water Music Festival on Lake Harding, and a '50s Dance and Car Meet at F.D. Roosevelt State Park. Both events are open to all ages.

Want to wear your swimsuit? The Muddy Water Music Festival takes place Saturday at Two Tree Island on Lake Harding. You need a boat to get there. If you've never heard of Two Tree Island, don't worry. See a comprehensive set of directions below.

The event will feature performances by Kaleb King, the Neal Lucas Band and the Ricky Gunn Band. Gunn was recently honored as the top country male singer at the Georgia Music Awards.

One more reason to consider attending the festival: It's free.

Want to wear your poodle skirt? The Friends of F.D. Roosevelt State Park will have a '50s Dance and Car Meet on Saturday. Expect a dance contest, limbo contest and costume contest with prizes for the winners. Refreshments will be sold.

People with classic cars are encouraged to meet at the park office during the dance. Classic car participants will be entered in a gift card drawing.

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DIRECTIONS TO TWO TREE ISLAND

From the Georgia side:

Jays Marina - from the launch, turn left into the channel. At the dam, turn right, go half a mile and then look for the white tent on the island.

Idle Hour Landing – launch, go to the channel, turn left, go half a mile, look for the white tent on the island.

Blanton Creek park – launch, go to the channel, turn left, go one mile, look for white tent on the island.

From the Alabama side:

Poor Boy Landing – launch, go straight to the dam, turn left, go half a mile, look for the white tent on the island.

Hallawakee Creek & The Landing – go to the channel, follow around to the center of the lake, go to the left, around the house in the middle of the lake, then look for the white tent on the island.

Chattahoochee Valley Park - launch, go to the channel , go right, look for the white tent on the island to your left.

Learn more here.

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