Save Our Sound rocks in Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Some folks enjoyed the Fourth of July holiday with some great music for a good cause. The Chimney's Restaurant in Gulfport hosted the second annual Save Our Sound Fourth of July Music Festival. The inaugural event was organized last summer in response to the Gulf oil spill.

Several popular local bands headlined this year's festival, which was held on the large front lawn of the popular restaurant. Entertainment included performances by Rosco Bandana, The Cary Hudson Band, and several groups from New Orleans.

"You can't beat it," said Johnny Hozey with the Save Our Sound Music Festival. "You're right here under the oaks, you've got a great breeze on the beach, you've got a beautiful lawn you can take your shoes off and sink your feet into. Get up and dance to some of the great music."

A portion of the proceeds from Monday's event will be donated to the Deer Island Conservancy.

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