n A weekend of country
and bluegrass will follow
Daily Journal reports
FULTON - The red carpet will roll out Friday when Itawamba Community College cuts the ribbon and dedicates its new Davis Event Center. Then, they'll roll up the rug for a weekend of country and blue-grass music.
The 2 p.m. Friday ceremony on the Fulton campus will feature education and state political officials, as well as Bud and Buster Davis for whom the center is named.
The Davis brothers are Belmont natives who coached at Itawamba Junior College for a combined total of 21 years. From 1954-1962, Bud had earned five North Half titles, two state championships, and his team had two undefeated seasons.
Buster replaced his brother in 1962, and he won six North Half titles and went to the state finals eight times.
Both are successful automobile dealers involved in numerous community development and charitable organizations.
The $18 million center and adjacent fitness complex encloses some 120,000 square feet and is the largest project in ICC's history consisting of two structures. The fitness center houses an intramural/practice court, classrooms, offices, cardio, aerobics and weight training facilities.
The basketball arena's permanent chair-back seating capacity is 2,800 with another 700 in pull-out chair back seating on the floor.
At 5:30 p.m., country music entertainer Marty Stuart, a Philadelphia native, and his Fabulous Superlatives will headline the first of two benefit concerts for the Regional Rehabilitation Center.
Other Friday night performers are The Spencers and The Foyer Boyz.
Saturday night's concert, which begins at 5:30 p.m., features Dr. Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys, Rhonda Vincent, the Chuck Wagon Gang and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.