RISON – The Rison in the Fall festival came back strong for its 30th year Saturday, Oct. 5 in downtown Rison featuring an afternoon of vendors, activities and ended the event with a performance from Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn giving a salute to their famous grandparents, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.
“We wanted to use our 30th anniversary to relaunch the festival and breathe a new life into it with the help of additional organizers,” said Roy Phillips, long-time mastermind behind the festival.
Phillips enlisted the help of Douglas Boultinghouse to lead the festival with assistance from Rosemary Sinclair.
“We had a lot of ideas we were able to incorporate, and some we’re holding for next year,” Boultinghouse noted. “But for this year, I was excited to bring my friend Tayla (Lynn) down to Rison to perform the show she does with Tre Twitty for the festival. Their stripped-down set gave us a perfect launching pad for rebranding the festival.”
Boultinghouse said he was overwhelmed with the positive feedback from the attendees, but also took notes of some of the technical difficulties experienced.
Due to sound issues and the setting of the sun, the duo’s performance was trimmed by a few songs.