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Music festival gives back to those in need


JACKSON, Tenn. – A local business organizes a music festival for the homeless community.

It’s that time of year again! On Saturday, Third Eye Curiosities, owner Hunter Cross partnered with Area Relief Ministries and RIFA to host the annual Krewfest event.

“Today we are hosting the 3rd Annual Krewfest here at the New Southern Hotel. It is a benefit to our displaced and homeless Jackson community,” Cross said.

There were several musicians playing at Krewfest to help out and show support for the homeless.

“It’s a great feeling, because we have the best team we’ve ever had and probably the best talent we’ve ever had. We have Lauren Pritchard, Jackson’s own LOLO playing a set,
Taylor Red from Nashville, as well as Oak Walker from Memphis, Tennessee,” Cross said.

There were also many other activities including tricks or treats, costume contest, food, games, etc.

First-time performer at Krewfest, Laura Grisham said she was thrilled to be a part of the event.

“Honestly, it’s great. It’s a wonderful advantage that you can be a part of. I love that Hunter and his team at Third Eye Curiosities are helping the homeless and also being there for all the
other local musicians here. It’s just awesome. It’s a perfect day,” Grisham said.

This year the community was invited to bring winter items to donate to area relief ministries and non-perishable items to RIFA.

“Please remember there are people less fortunate than you, so every little bit helps when it comes to donating coats and boots to our local homeless shelter. This is very important, so always
keep that in the back of your mind. It’s going to be cold, so everyone still has access, so be sure to donate what you can,” Cross said.

All proceeds from the festival were donated to Area Relief Ministries and RIFA, which serve the homeless population here in Jackson and West Tennessee.

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