by J.D. Reager
Adding to what is an already loaded local music schedule this weekend, the Overton Square Crawfish Festival will return for its 15th year Saturday with the festival's strongest music line-up in recent memory.
Emerging local bands Star & Micey and the Bulletproof Vests will kick things off early, before turning things over to what should be the day's musical highlight, Jack Oblivian & the Tennessee Tearjerkers. Oblivian and company, who recently released a new, split-7" single with Chicago's Mannequin Men, are gearing up for a big European tour in May and June, and Saturday's gig could be the group's last local appearance for some time.
Local psych-pop stalwarts Snowglobe (currently at work on a long-form film project for DVD release) performed at last year's Crawfish Festival, and will serve as this year's headliner.
"We had a blast last year," says Snowglobe drummer Jeff Hulett. "It was a beautiful day, and there was all this great food and beer around, it was great time. I really love playing big outdoor/daytime shows, friends and family that never come out to late-night bar shows get to see us play."
The 15th Annual Overton Square Crawfish Festival is Saturday, April 10, noon to 6 p.m in Overton Square. The event is free and open to the public. All proceeds from food, drink and craft sales benefit the Alzheimer's Association of America.