The Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival kicks off today!

dan emmett festival 2016-01.jpgThe Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival kicks off today! The Big Blue Crew is excited to bring you updates and live coverage of the 30th annual festival in downtown Mount Vernon.




We had a chance to talk with the many of committee members planning the event to find out all the details for the 2017 Dan Emmett Music and Arts festival. Click HERE to hear our full conversations!

We hope that you will join us in downtown Mount Vernon as we “Celebrate the Legacy” at the Dan Emmett Festival.



You can find the Big Blue Crew in front of the fountain on the public square. Make sure to stop by and register for a prize. We have prize baskets for everyone in the family. You can register at the Dan Emmett festival or online at

Adults, 18 and older, can register to win a basket
Employees and immediate family members of Southside Diner and WNZR are NOT permitted to participate in this giveaway. Immediate family members are mother, father, spouse, child, brother or sister.
– $80 dollars in gift certificates to Southside Diner.
– $20 dollar gas gift card courtesy of Southside Diner13606655_10157038545945542_2233041597964861382_n.jpg– 2 On The Road with Big Blue T-Shirts
– a Bible (New International Version)
– Lifeline 2017 Car Sunshade- Lifeline 2016 Blanket
– 2 Lifeline 2016 Travel Coffee Mugs
– plus WNZR goodies including a 3 Frisbees, guitar flyswatter, chip clips, magnets, cup, hand fan, jar opener and a WNZR LED glow bracelet.
Each adult prize is valued at approximately $150 dollars
**Winners must be present or listening to WNZR, 90.9 FM to win. For a complete list of rules visit our website, HERE!

KIDS of EVERY age can WIN at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival!
We’ll have a Kid’s ultimate summer fun prize basket to give away Thursday through Sunday –that’s FOUR incredible baskets. Kids (10 and under) can register at the festival or online. The basket includes:
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*water balloons
*beach ball
*water shooter
* light-up bouncy ball
*Each basket winner will also receive a Children’s Bible Story Book, the VeggieTales DVD “Larry Boy and the Bad Apple”, the 2017 On The Road with Big Blue t-shirt and lots of WNZR goodies.
**Kid’s Prize baskets are for kids 10 and under. Each basket is valued at $40.
**We will give away a kid’s prize basket every day of the festival.
**Winners will be drawn at random on the following days and times:


We also have an AWESOME student prize backpack for ages 11 – 17 courtesy of WNZR and the Office of Admissions at MVNU.
* An MVNU Cougar drawstring backpack that is stuffed full of goodies!
* 3 T-Shirts
* 4 frisbeesimg_0973.jpg * 3 keychains
* beach ball  * mini-basketball
* water bottle
* sunglasses
* a light-up bouncy ball
* WNZR LED glow bracelet
* WNZR drawstring backpack
* WNZR guitar flyswatter
* NIV Student Bible
* “To Save a Life” DVD and devotional (that dares you to make a difference in your school)
* ONE ticket to Sonfest 2017 at MVNU.

For more information about the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival, visit their website HERE!

For the complete schedule of events and performers, click HERE!


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