Laurel native Charlie Mars will kick off the 25th annual Crawfish Music Festival on Friday at the Coast Coliseum.
Laurel native Charlie Mars will kick off the 25th annual Crawfish Music Festival on Friday at the Coast Coliseum. Charlie Mars Courtesy
Laurel native Charlie Mars will kick off the 25th annual Crawfish Music Festival on Friday at the Coast Coliseum. Charlie Mars Courtesy

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