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Tallahassee's Word of South returns to Cascades Park this weekend

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The Word of South Festival happens this weekend in Tallahassee's Cascades Park. The event's president and founder was on handas final preparations were taking place at the site.
Mark Mustian, a celebrated author in his own "write" - apologies to John Lennon - as well as attorney and former city commissioner, began the event in 2015. There was a COVID hiatus last year. But Mustian is delighted Word of South is now back in business.

"Yeah, I think it's going to be a big weekend! Jamey Johnson Friday night and everything free from there on out, so it's going to be great."

He said a total of 16 performers on 8 stages will keep audiences fully engaged both Saturday and Sunday.

"We're doing a lot of different stuff! We've got the tribute to Nat and Cannonball Adderley, we've got gospel, hip-hop and country...it's going to be good!"

The Word of South Festival web site has the complete lineup of musicians and writers along with their performance times.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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