Entertainment for Soybean Festival announced at Martin board meeting

Entertainment for Soybean Festival announced at Martin board meeting

By JOE LOFARO
Special to the Press
MARTIN — Pending signed agreements, the entertainment for the 2013 Tennessee Soybean Festival is set. Among the acts lined up are country newcomer Dustin Lynch, The Martins and Sawyer Brown.
Martin alderman David Belote shared the line up with the City Board Monday afternoon in the city courtroom. Belote said Friday night’s entertainment is still not certain. “We made an offer to someone and it didn’t workout,” Belote said.
Lynch, who wrote or co-wrote 10 of his debut album’s 13 tracks, will perform Tuesday night during the Soybean Festival. Lynch is probably best known for his first single, “Cowboys and Angels.”
The Martins, winner of eight Dove Awards and a Grammy nomination, will perform Wednesday night. Billboard magazine describes the Martins as “breaking down walls and blurring the lines that separate Southern Gospel from Inspirational, Adult Contemporary, and other popular Christian music formats.”
Sawyer Brown will headline Saturday night’s entertainment. Sawyer Brown is a Country Music Association Horizon Award Winner, an ACM Vocal Group of the Year, six-time TNN Music City News Country Music Awards Vocal Band of the Year and three-time Video Group of the Year.
In other action:
The Martin City Board voted to submit an application for a recreational trails program funds from the State. The grant will not exceed $200,000 and will be used to pay for Phase II of the Brian Brown Memorial Greenway. This is an 80-20 grant, meaning the city would be obligated for 20 percent.
Passed a resolution to hire the engineering firm of Fisher and Arnold Inc. of Memphis to assist in the implementation of the city’s Senior Center Safe Room to be built on Lindell Street where the old Parks and Recreation Building is located.
Selected Cowart, Reese and Sargent CPAs to perform the City’s audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.
Passed on first reading a resolution to amend the Martin Municipal Code regarding the city’s Occupational Safety and Health Program. The program was established in 1972 and last updated in 1996. A public hearing is scheduled on the resolution for May 15 when the City Board meets.

Published in The WCP 4.9.13

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