PERRY -- The Perry Music Festival returns for the third year Saturday.
The festival, featuring Macons Jubee and the Morning After, has five stages open from noon-11 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park, Old Courthouse Square on Carroll Street, Welcome Park, First Baptist Church and the New Perry Hotel.
Caylee Anna and the County Line Band will make its Middle Georgia debut at the festival.
Caylee Anna Hammack, who lives in Ellaville, has been pursuing her musical dream for two years.
The drive she feels to sing and write music was fueled by a tumor she had on her spine. The tumor was found to be non-cancerous, and she feels lucky.
It opens up your eyes to never take a day for granted, the 18-year-old singer said.
Her musical influences include Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.
He could tell a story through words, Hammack said.
The singer, who has four original songs on an EP, was selected to sing in New York with Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles due to her time as a 4-H Clover member. Nettles was also a 4-H Clover member and received the 2012 4-H Distinguished Alumni Medallion.
As part of Hammacks mission, she is trying to raise money for children with cancer. She is holding a black tie benefit show in Athens later this year with state Sen. Ross Tolleson of Perry.
Weve already raised $4,000 just from a few tables, said Hammack.
Tolleson will sing three songs with Hammack at 2 p.m. on the Old Courthouse Square stage.
She hopes to sing something everyone will like.
We try to create a diverse set, Hammack said.
JuBee and the Morning After will perform on the same stage at 9 p.m.
Welcome Park features youth and other performers. Rotary Centennial Park will have blues, jazz and hip hop. First Baptist Church will feature gospel and Christian artists. The New Perry Hotel will have The Praise Band at 7 p.m. All music is free.
Similar to past years, there will be shuttles to take festival-goers from stage to stage, said Stacy Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.
There also will be activities for children. For more information, visit www.perrymusicfestival.org.