UPDATE: MackFest In Lawrenceburg Canceled
By Travis Thayer
Lonnie Mack passed away a little more than a year ago at the age of 74. He will be celebrated at Lonnie Mack Fest on Saturday, July 15 in downtown Lawrenceburg. Photo by Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives.
Update published July 14, 2017:
Organizers of MackFest say that the Saturday, July 15 event to celebrate the msuic of Lonnie Mack has been canceled.
“Doug Baker and Jimmy Thomas worked really hard on it so we are pretty bummed. The City was really helpful and so was the Arch Street Gang,” said Lawrenceburg City Attorney Del Weldon, who was also scheduled to be one of the musical acts.
Original story published June 13, 2017:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – One of the most influential guitarists of all-time will be honored in grand fashion this summer.
Lonnie Mack passed away from natural causes last April at the age of 74.
The Dearborn County native is known for picking his signature Gibson flying V guitar in a lightning-fast style that influenced the likes of Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Local musicians will recognize Mack’s contribution to rock music and honor his memory at Lonnie Mack Fest on Saturday, July 15 from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the corner of High and Short streets in downtown Lawrenceburg.
The lineup includes Sonny Moorman, Ricky Nye and specials guests: The Indiana Mudbugs, Rock Alley, Del Weldon, Ragin’ River, Jimmy Thomas, Stranger, Randy Peak, Bootlegger and Two’s A Crowd.
Food will be provided by Pig Pickin’ Catering. The event will also feature a Beer Garden.
Mack Fest is open to the public and free to attend. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, but coolers are not permitted.