Webb Fest at the Capitol has good turn out

Webb Wilder performs at the Capitol Arts Theater for WebbFest V. This is the band’s 25th anniversary as a band and is the fifth year in Bowling Green for WebbFest.

Lucas Aulbach

The Capitol Arts Center theater filled up Saturday night for Webb Fest V, a concert honoring rock veteran Webb Wilder.

This is the fifth year for the festival, though only the second time that it has been in Bowling Green.

Wilder,55, and his band performed their set after an introduction consisting of clips from Wilder’s other performances and ventures into acting.

Webb Fest is considered to be one of his biggest shows of the year.

The 800 seat theater was filled nearly to full capacity.

As the band took the stage, local disc jockey, Brian Locke, announced that Wilder had recently been inducted into the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame, joining many other famous acts and people such as Lance Bass from ‘N Sync.

Jim Chandler, executive coordinator of Webb Fest, said he started Webb Fest a few years ago because he wanted to bring his grandchildren to a show.

He said he hopes to have the show at Capitol Arts again next year.