Nunn Brothers Festival wraps-up

First Posted: 7/26/2009

WESTFIELD The Nunn Brothers wrapped up their four-day music festival yesterday with an afternoon of bluegrass gospel, preaching and fellowship.
While Sunday, the last day of performance for the Nunn Brothers Bluegrass Festival, tends to have the smaller crowd it is the most meaningful day of the event, said Arnold Nunn.
I really enjoy Sunday, because its about the Lord, he said.
Many of the spectators who came out for Sundays free performance agreed.
They always have wonderful groups out here, and I enjoy all the gospel music, said Gayle Norman, who attended the event with some of her family members.
She said she was really touched by the sermon which spoke of living a clean life and the second coming of Jesus Christ.
You just dont hear preachers talking about that anymore. They talk about where youre going, but you need to know how to get there, she said. I enjoyed the message.
Lillie Boyette echoed Normans comments, adding that she knew the Nunn Brothers personally and thought their festival was a wholesome event for the community.
I live close by, so Ive been coming for the last few years, she said. I really enjoy it, I like to come on Sunday to hear the preaching. I think its really good for the community.
Twin brothers Arnold and Alden Nunn are half of the Nunn Brothers Band, which also includes Tim Jefferson and Tommy Morse, who are unrelated to the Nunns. The twins have hosted the annual Nunn Brothers Festival for 11 years and utilize a former family tobacco farm field as a music park dubbed Nunn Brothers Music Park for the event. Their park also serves as a primitive campground where fans and participants can camp out for the entirety of the festival.
Since the event kicked off in 1999, it has grown and expanded from a Saturday event to a four-day series of concerts. Arnold said Saturday still remains the day that draws the largest crowd.
I dont know why, but 2002 is still the biggest year weve ever had, Arnold said. But I am pleased with this years turn out. Im thankful to all the bands that came out and participated. From the first tune to the last tune, it was wonderful.
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