It’s been a few days since our Independence Day celebration at Johnson City’s Freedom Hall. In spite of the rain, everyone had a good time. It was an afternoon and evening filled with entertainment, contests, military tributes and fireworks.
If you have ever been to a show where the entertainment was an artist or a group that was popular a few decades ago, you probably heard someone say something like, “I remember them, they used to be really good.” Well, that didn’t happen at our July 4 event. The headliners were Confederate Railroad, and I didn’t hear anyone say anything about ‘when they used to be good,’ because they still are! They put on a fantastic show, giving the crowd the songs we remember them for. Unfortunately, the rains created some real problems for pictures during Confederate Railroad’s show. But, we do have a few.
Anyone in Northeast Tennessee or Southwest Virginia who didn’t get to this event will be happy to know they they have another chance to see Confederate Railroad in this area soon. The band will be at our Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va., in September. The complete lineup for that fair can be found by clicking here.
Jimbo Whaley entertained with the band Greenbrier. He is a singer/songwriter who grew up in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. He performs regularly throughout East Tennessee. If you aren’t familiar with this artist, I’d invite you to visit him on Reverbnation, and listen to some of his music.
I’ll just share a few more pictures from the event, as you can see – some were taken during the early afternoon; some at night; some when it wasn’t raining; some when it was. But it will definitely give you a taste of the Pepsi Independence Day Celebration at Freedom Hall in Johnson City this year.
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