Aside from this morning’s big announcement that Jerrod Niemann and Adam Wakefield will be the headliner and opening act, respectively, on Oct. 15 for the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, the rest of the day will also feature more music and entertainment.
According to Tim Proffitt, GOSF committee co-chair, Big Al Mack of The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show will be making appearances throughout the day. The show, which originates in Dallas, is heard locally on WAEV and focuses on pop culture. The Bud Light DJs will also be on hand and the committee is trying to secure a third performer for earlier in the evening.
“We’re shooting for having non-stop music and entertainment from about 4:30 to 11 p.m.,” Proffitt said.
Work continues in J.F. Gregory Park to get ready for the 18th annual GOSF. The amphitheater has been removed and the slope of the hill behind it has been shaved down.
Proffitt said a 60- by 100-foot cement pad will be poured on top of the hill and the stage will be located there instead of near the pavilion.
“With the additional space it will be a much nicer venue,” he said. “It probably triples the amount of space so people won’t be so crowded.”
The city of Richmond Hill is paying for the work with $75,000 in SPLOST money, and the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will give the city an equal amount by pre-paying the yearly rental fee of $15,000 per year for J.F. Gregory Park for the next five seafood festivals.