When it comes to the annual 280 Boogie, taking place Saturday, you could take the fact that most music lovers in the area start making preparations for it early in the year.
Or you could take the word of one of the event’s organizers.
“Everybody always has a good time – it’s a great vibe,” said Scott Peek, owner of Standard Deluxe, the grounds in Waverly where the performances will be held. “Eat some good food, hear some good music, shop some cool vendors – it’s a good way to spend a Saturday.”
It is the 17th year for the event, officially titled the Waverly Old 280 Boogie. It’s a gathering of musicians and local shops that come together to celebrate the area. More specifically, the event started as a celebration of the area following the completion of a bypass around the small town by having a street party.
In the near two decades since the event’s inception, Peek says it has become a place to meet new friends as well as reconnecting with friends they may not have seen since the last Boogie.
And the crowd continues to grow as word continues to spread about it each year.
“I’m proud for everybody that’s worked on it over the years,” Peek said. “It’s been a ton of community effort, volunteer effort.”
And what brings those people out every year? The music.
“I think we have a killer lineup,” Peek said.
The show will be headlined by Drivin N Cryin. Supporting acts include Southern Culture on the Skids, Adam Hood, Revel in Dimes, Pine Hill Haints and Blackberry Possum.
Gates open at 11 a.m. with showtime at noon. The address for the event is 1015 Mayberry Ave. in Waverly.
Tickets are $30 online and at the door. For more information, visit standarddeluxe.com.