MOUNT VERNON — Showers are in the forecast today for the first day of the Dan Emmett Music and Arts Festival. Although it’s not certain how extensive today’s rain may be, Festival Director Pat Crow is optimistic that activities with the festival will continue as planned.
Scheduled to take place today are Senior Day attractions on Public Square. “It’s vendor based. People come in and promote their business or agency,” said Crow. “If they’re able to come in and set up, we’ll still have Senior Day.”
Festival activities have taken place during a rain in the past years and Crow expects activities to carry on unless weather conditions become too extreme.
Also scheduled today is Phil Dirt and the Dozers performing on the First-Knox Main Stage at 8:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather such as heavy rain, lightning or strong winds, Crow said that plans may be made to move the performance to a different venue. “We’ll adjust,” said Crow. “We’ve adjusted the schedule before ... that’s typical.”
Hoping that the rain may be out of the area by evening, Crow was not announcing any alternative site for tonight’s concert. “We’ll go hour by hour and make the calls based on that,” he said.