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‘Something About Mary’ music festival to be held May 1

Five local bands will be featured at “Something About Mary,” a music festival to be held on the beach at Willaby’s in White Stone from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1.

According to event organizer Susan Johnson, all proceeds raise money for M.J. Anderson and her family to mitigate the costs of cancer treatment.

The lineup includes Grammy Award winners Jackie & Resa of the M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio, Mercy Creek, Christine Whitaker Wiggins, Midnight Coal, and DeadRise.

Anderson (also known as Mary) is the former Regional Executive for the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas and the owner of That Damn Mary Brewing Company in Hayes. She is also a singer/songwriter and the bandleader of Mary and the Janes. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2018 and opened That Damn Mary Brewing in July that same year. In 2021, her breast cancer had metastasized to the bone and brain.

Despite these setbacks, Anderson continues to move forward with her treatment and with That Damn...

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