The John Coltrane Edu-tainment Festival on Saturday, survived an awful lot of snags, but turned out to be a good show, at the house where the legendary tenor sax player was born in Hamlet. It featured a variety of acts, including gospel and hip-hop, a history of the banjo set to music and several solos, and paid a huge tribute to one of Richmond County’s favorite sons.
The festival featured both white and African-American performers, and audience and performers alike had a good time (I was one of the performers). A big thumbs up to Gerard Morrison, his family and the people who supported the festival and helped Mr. Morrison produce this splendid show. We hope it’ll be back, bigger and better!