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Gulfport's Blueberry Patch gets skewed spotlight on CMT's 'My Big Redneck Vacation'




You might have missed it, what with the Super Bowl and everything, but a local music venue got a nationally televised spotlight over the weekend. Unfortunately, it wasn't quite the spotlight they wanted.

The Blueberry Patch, an artists' retreat and folk music venue in Gulfport, was featured in an episode of CMT's My Big Redneck Vacation. But, reality TV being what it is, the Patch was portrayed more as a hippie-dippie freakfest than a music venue.

"Music, art, peace, and love is our focus, as cliché as that sounds," said Liza Epstein, a 24-year-old member of the board which maintains the Patch.

"Music was really what we're known for," she said. "But it would have been hard to edit scenes together with music playing (in the background)."

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[Last modified: Monday, February 4, 2013 11:48am]


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