Live at the Vine concert has unexpected delay

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. —  After a week full of exciting traditions in Humboldt, the 79th Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival ended Saturday.
With the annual celebration coming to an end, many grabbed their lawn chairs for the Live at the Vine concert at Crown Winery in Humboldt.

Screen Shot 2016-05-07 at 8.53.16 PM“We’re excited,” said Darlene Higdon. “We’re looking forward to a night of relaxation and the fact that it’s Mother’s Day, even makes it more special.”

“Just a girlfriend thing,” said one concert goer. “We all decide to get out and do something, something different.” said Rita Howard, owner of Crown Winery. “We’ve had people call us from four different states that are coming here just because of David Lee Murphy,” said Howard. “So I ‘m excited about seeing him perform tonight.”

Country-western star David Lee Murphy headlined the show, which is the first time the Strawberry Festival has ended with a concert. “Strawberry Festival is always a good event every year, wonderful event good for the community and this is a good way to wind it up,” said concert goer Lynn Howell.

“One of our goals this year as a team, we decided we wanted to have live music every night of the week,” said Strawberry Festival President Rob DeLoach. “So we’ve had live music from Sunday all the way through tonight.”

Although the concert goers had a great attitude, believe it or not, David Lee Murphy and few band members were trapped inside of their tour bus minutes before the concert started.
It appeared something was wrong with bus door handle, so Murphy’s son warmed up the crowd as they worked to get the band out of the bus.

“I’ve talked to David Lee Murphy about a new song called locked on the bus, so he’ll be working on that,” said one of Murphy’s representatives. “You may hear a first edition tonight.”
Humboldt Mayor Marvin Sikes was in the audience and says the band did make it out of the bus a little before 8 p.m. and put on a great performance.

Next year will be the 80th West Tennessee Strawberry Festival celebration in Humboldt.

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