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Manchester Music Fest kicks off this week in eastern Kentucky


Clay County is host to the Annual Manchester Music Fest. Bands and food vendors will take over downtown Manchester starting Thursday and will be playing through Saturday.

Sam Mobley is with the Manchester Tourism Commission. He said this festival has been an economic boon for the community.

“We’ll see several thousand people Saturday night in downtown Manchester. The streets will be full. This event has about a 400-thousand dollar impact on our small community, that’s a huge impact.”

He hopes the festival can be nice break for flood survivors and relief workers.

“Really good event, free to the public, three-day event, really great music, really great food, a good opportunity to maybe get out and have a little fun and take your mind off all the seriousness going on in eastern Kentucky.”

The music festival is free to attend. Mobley says there will be stations set up around the festival where people can make donations to help those impacted by July’s floods in eastern Kentucky.

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