Fifth annual Hankfest featuring music of country legend returns to Potsdam Sept. 12
Friday, September 10, 2010 - 4:59 pm

POTSDAM – Got the “Honky Tonk Blues”? Or maybe you think you resemble a certain soulful, neck-scarf-wearing country songstress?

One sure way to find out is by attending the Fifth Annual Hankfest, a daylong celebration of the music of country legend Hank Williams Sr., on Sunday, Sept. 12 starting at noon in Ives Park.

This year, if you or someone you know feels a little “Crazy,” consider attending the newest event–a Patsy Cline Look-a-Like Contest at 3 p.m. The audience will award a first prize (gift certificate to The Village Diner) to the best look-a-like, no singing required. Entrants must be 18 years or older. To enter, pre-register by emailing [email protected].

The festival is also a charity event – this year, to benefit the Warner Cancer Treatment Center, Potsdam.

In addition to the great lineup of musical acts, concertgoers will be treated to an antique car show, door prizes, raffles, kids’ games (sponsored by Kiwanis of Potsdam), vendors, and Stewart’s ice cream.

An antique car show has been added to the attractions this year.

The music lineup for this year’s Hankfest:

Noon, Longshot Band kickoff

12:30 p.m., Blue Country

2 p.m. Classic Country

3:30 p.m. Jack Blodgett

4:30 p.m. Bobby Herne and the Country Rollers

5:30 p.m. The Percussion Group

6 p.m. Longshot Band

If anyone would like to be a vendor at Hankfest, the cost is $10, all of which is donated to charity. For more information, see the Potsdam Charity Hankfest Group site on Facebook. Contributions can also be sent to P.O. Box 416, Potsdam, NY 13676.