By Henry Bryant
The 2014 BATL Frontlines Story Fest will take place at two different locations on the Battlefield throughout the day on Saturday July 19th in the East Atlanta Library and near Gilliam Park in Kirkwood. The fest features professional storytellers and living history actors. The Wrens Nest Ramblers and the Southern Order of Storytellers are bringing a great lineup and Scarlett will be there!
Featured performers will be Fiddlin’ Dan the Mountain Man aith a show for kids under 7 and their parents, Dennis Boggs as Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Jacobs as Andersonville Prison Guard and Mableton founder Robert Mable, and Natalie Jones with a story about a family that could not escape the war. By request Akbar and Mama Koku will return to do Brer Rabbit and other family favorites.
This is just one of the many programs of this year’s BATL event Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. For more information about this program and the others during BATL week July 12th-20th go to HYPERLINK “http://www.batlevent.org” www.batlevent.org or call 404-377-6148.
East Atlanta Library-East Atlanta Frontlines
10:15 Fiddlin Dan The Mountain Man
11-11:45 Photos with Scarlett O’hara and Abraham Lincoln
12:30 Natalie Jones – a wartime family that could not escape
2pm Akbar Imhotep – Brer Rabbit and other Brer stories
2:30pm Mama Koku with more family stories
3pm Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
Kirkwood near Gilliam Park-The Frontlines Experience
11:45 Natalie Jones – a wartime family that could not escape
12:15 Mr. Lincoln from the log cabin to the Whitehouse
1pm Akbar Imhotep – Brer Rabbit and other tales
1:30pm Mama Koku – family stories from old times