NOV 2016

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 15 THE SOUTH'S MUSIC CITIES SMALL CITIES BIG MUSIC THE SOUTH'S TOP 10 with In September, ConventionSouth asked readers and Facebook fans to vote for the smaller cities in the South that they felt were the best places to hold meetings and events while also enjoying the area's music scene. We were very pleased to receive an enthusiastic response from voters. According to Kayla Head, marketing and communications manager for ConventionSouth Media Group, The Facebook post reached 7,078 people and received 4,911 total post clicks, as well as 869 likes, comments and shares. Of the 30 nominated small market music destinations across the South, the top 10 vote- getters are presented. CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND In western Maryland, approximately 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Cumberland has cultivated a music scene that includes several festivals and downtown venues featuring live performances. One of the biggest music events is DelFest. Held in May at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, this family-friendly music festival offers a forum for world-class musical collaborations and showcases fresh new talent with a down-home feeling. In addition to enjoying traditional stage sets by world-class artists, attendees can see one-of-a-kind collaborations, special guest sit-ins, and various tributes to Del McCoury and his musical legacy. Delfest is also preceded by a three-day Music Academy hosted by The Travelin' McCourys and other all star players. n

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