Rockabilly Highway Revival will take place on June 12.

The 13th annual RHR will feature a car show, food vendors and live music.

Last year’s event was shut down due to Covid-19. This year, with the pandemic slowing locally and people looking to return to normal, crowds are expected to be much larger than the previous events.

The Mulberry Avenue along with several side streets will be blocked in downtown during the festival so be cautious when traveling through.

The event will take place in downtown Selmer (Front Street to 5th Avenue) from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The festival all began as a dedication ceremony for the Rockabilly Highway Murals that were painted by local artist Brian Tull.

The event has since become the highest attended event in McNairy County, bringing in thousands of people annually.

Live music will include Lloyd Watkins and the Hammer Down Band at 10:30 a.m. followed by Dale Rushing and the Rust Bucket Roadies at 11:15 a.m.

Live music will continue with Bryan Lee Howell and his five-piece band. Howell will also be doing his Elvis impersonation act during the show.

There are currently no plans to change the car show in the event of rain. Music will be moved indoors, if possible, to keep the festival going in case of inclement weather.

Proceeds raised from the car show portion of the event will go to the McNairy County Carl Perkins Center.

The employees of the center are still working to acquire a new location after they were displaced in April by a fire caused by lightning.

 

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