Music and Dance Coming from the Ridge
Lots of local talent, coming from the Ridge prjmarily, will be spreading their song and dance throughout the day at the 46th Annual Ridge Peach Festival in Trenton, S.C. starting at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. As noted in additional stories inn the Advertiser print edition, Brooker Strom and the Junior Shag Dancers can be found in Edgefield and Strom Thurmond High School (students).
There are other talents that are “home grown,” including Billy Smith and The Radio Angels who sing gospel and originate from Johnston.
Tracy Luquire will be singing and most folks will remember her well when she directed the Johnston Elementary Choir, one of her several jobs in the County.
Beach music will be available through the Funtastics who have a song in the Top 24 of Beach music. They hail from North Augusta.
Rhythm and Class Cloggers are down Highway 25 just inside Aiken County, but close enough to claim as local.
Bill Johnes of Johnston has been heard in many venues on the Ridge. His band, Smoking Guns, will bring their style of music in the early afternoon.
Steele Justice, one of those longstanding Ridge bands originating out of the Ward are, will bring the music to a close at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.