Wet Weather Sends Word Of South Festival Indoors
Originally set to take place in Tallahassee's Cascades Park, the two-day event quickly relocated to a number of alternate venues.
Even the occasional tornado warning over the weekend didn't stop Tallahassee's Word of South Festival. The combined music and literary celebration simply packed up and moved indoors.
One of those indoor venues was The Moon, where the live music kept cranking both Saturday and Sunday. Among the headliners was Tallahassee's own, Royce Lovett. A national star who couldn't wait to play to a hometown crowd.
"I'm not going to lie!" he grinned, while waiting backstage for his cue. "I've been waiting for a phone call from Word of South all the years it's been going down, so when I got it, I was excited."
Over at the Young Actors' Theatre, writers Gail and Bob Knight were also excited about sharing their literary work.
"When they first developed it, we never thought we'd be a part of it," Bob Knight remarked. "But it's great exposure for us and will help us promote our book, which is called Married to It, so we're delighted to be here."