For nearly thirty years the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands. This year’s festival will be held June 1 and 2 under the live oaks at Gascoigne Bluff Park. “We will have smoked mullet, fried fish, and sweet potato pone,” said Amy Roberts, director of the St. Simons African American Heritage Coalition who sponsors the annual event. Stanley Walker, from Sapelo Island, will demonstrate cast net-knitting . The highlight of the musical performances will be the Georgia Sea Island Singers. “We are very thankful that Mrs. Frankie Quimby with the Georgia Sea Island Singers, can perform on Saturday, “ Roberts said. The Hamilton Plantation Cabins owned by the Cassina Garden Club will be open during the festival.