It is estimated that more than 30,000 people attend Bayfest annually. The featured guest for this year's four-day event is both a renowned blues and country artist.

"Sir Charles Jones will there on Friday night at 8 p.m. Saturday night we have Lee Roy Parnell and the Backroads will kick it off. A giant fireworks show will wrap things up following Saturday's concert," said Mayor J.E. Smith, Bay Springs.

Bayfest begins Wednesday, June 19 with "Mayor's night" where all rides are half price. This will be followed by a bull bash Thursday night at 7 o'clock at the Jasper County Livestock Arena.

An arts and crafts showcase will be held throughout the day Friday and Saturday.

Admission is free.