Local acts kick off music fest

Staff report

The Clovis Music Festival is set to kick off Sept. 4 with several local musicians that keep the “Clovis sound” going.

According to the Clovis Music Festival website, on that day, several acts including Marshall Law, Will Banister and The Modern Day Ramblers are scheduled to be the first to entertain during a festival that honors record producer Norman Petty and his wife, Vi Petty.

Performances Sept. 5 will feature the Highway Men — individuals who impersonate artists such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

“Special guest” Buddy Holly is also scheduled to perform.

Sept. 6 will feature Country Western artist Phil Vassar, with the Kentucky HeadHunters as his opening act.

Born in Clovis, Norman Petty founded a a recording studio in his hometown, where he produced singles for Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Buddy Knox, to name a few.

The Clovis Music Festival was initiated by Norman’s widow, Vi Petty. Norman Petty died in 1984; his wife died in 1992.

Fast facts

What: The 2014 Clovis Music Festival

When: Sept. 4-6.

Cost: Thursday tickets are $10. Friday and Saturday tickets are $25 for reserved seats; $30 for general admission before Sept. 1. Tickets purchased at the door will be $35 for general admission and $40 for reserved seating.

Where: All events are set to take place at the Curry County Events Center, 1900 Brady Ave.

Information: Tickets may be purchased at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, 105 E. Grand Ave., or online at www.clovismusicfestival.tix.com.
Clovis Music Festival official website is http://clovismusicfestival.net.