Spring semester is nearing the end and students may feel surrounded by final exams and research papers. West Fest is a perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and listen to great bands. A few bands appearing at West are Homegrown and Roadhouse Atlanta. Also appearing are talented musicians, Jessi Lynn and Corey Smith. Come out and support the Carroll County Boys and Girls club April 20th at their second annual West Fest music celebration.

West fest is a family friendly event sponsored by Southwire, RA-Lin and Associates, Tanner Health System and The University of West Georgia, along with many others. West Fest is a fund raiser for the Carroll County Boys and Girls club. West Fest is an all-day event starting with an invigorating 5k run. Participants who choose to register early can do so online through the West Fest website under the Active.com link. Participants will be sponsored $25 per mile for the 5k run and participants in the Fun Run/Walk will be sponsored $15 per mile. Runners will meet Saturday April 20th from 7:00-8:00 am at UWG Athletic Complex (University Stadium) located at 1500 Lovvorn Road, Carrollton, GA.

Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Jessi Lynn will kick off the music festival at 5:45 pm. “I am really excited to play West Fest this year,” said Lynn. “I absolutely love being able to participate and play in supporting The Boys & Girls Club.”  Lynn said that she expects West Fest to be a success and that she expects that they will raise an abundant amount of money for the Boys & Girls Club. All the proceeds raised at West Fest will go to Boys n Girls Club in Carrollton.  Lynn said, “I hope this is a successful event and will not only raise a good amount of money for The Boys & Girls Club of Carrollton, but also raise awareness and get more people involved in their mission.” Lynn is also excited to see some of the other artists play at West Fest. Lynn said sometimes being an artist you don’t always get the opportunity to see other artists because of similar performance times.

Up next at 6:45pm is Roadhouse Atlanta, a relatively new band that formed from award winning Fester’s Farm. The lead singer Brad Cornwell and guitarist Tom Scruggs put the band together and now they travel throughout the south playing various types of music that one would typically hear in a southern roadhouse.

“We’re so excited to be a part of this year’s West Fest,” said Carrollton’s own Home-grown band that will be performing at West Fest at 7:45 pm. Homegrown said, “It’s wild to think that we’re part of such an amazing lineup and knowing that we’re supporting a great cause makes the event that much more special for us.” Their collaborative songwriting is a mix of country, rock and pop that their fans can’t find anywhere else. “It’s always a win-win being able to do what we love and make a difference for others,” said Homegrown.

Closing West Fest will be country music singer Corey Smith in concert at 9pm.  Smith was named one of country music’s hottest new artists by Country Weekly and Music Row Magazine. “Corey is in a league of his own in the country world and commands the maturity and confidence to connect with crowds like few others can.”

All the artists are excited to come out and perform for a good cause and they are expecting to see everyone there. So come out and support the Carroll County Boys and Girls Club Saturday April 20th at the second annual West Fest.

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