Westobou sticking to schedule despite conflict

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 7:41 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 12:42 AM
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Weeks after a scheduling conflict between the Westobou Festival and Border Bash was announced, no plans have been made to change any dates or logistics.

“As we all know, planning anything in the fall is complicated with football schedules,” said Molly McDowell, the executive director of Westobou.

She said that Westobou has already been planned for Oct. 3-7 and that there are no plans to change those dates.

“We have been in the process of contacting artists and booking acts, and we are committed to those dates,” she said.

Border Bash takes place in downtown Augusta the day before the Georgia-South Carolina football game, which typically – through the 2011 season – was the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams in September. But for the 2012 season, the Bulldogs and Gamecocks meet Oct. 6 in Columbia, meaning Border Bash will be Oct. 5.

McDowell said she was not aware of any plans for the two events to cooperate in publicity or scheduling.


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