martina2014Country music fans, get ready! Martina McBride is coming to Kingsport, Tenn., for FunFest! She will be on stage at J.Fred Thompson stadium on Friday, July 18. This is a great event, and they always have a variety of entertainment from many musical genres. The Sunset Concert Series happens on July 17, 18 and 19. FunFest runs from July 11-19. The press release below will tell you about the other acts coming to this year’s FunFest, as well as ticket prices, and when those tickets will go on sale.

Dirty-GuvnahsHailing from Knoxville, Tenn., The Dirty Guv’nahs will open Saturday night’s show. This six-piece brotherhood is called “a fiercely soulful band” by the Boston Globe, and has been affirmed by Paste Magazine to “know rock and roll from the inside out.” Their music has been featured on five network television programs and they’ve had standout festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and SXSW, while also opening for a diverse and notable list of major artists including Wilco, The Black Crowes, Zac Brown Band, and NEEDTOBREATHE. In March, their debut album, Hearts on Fire, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.

MERCYME smallEastman Chemical Company will sponsor the finale concert with media sponsors WCYB and Electric 94.9.

TENTH AVE PHOTO The Sunset Concert Series will take place on the Brock Services Stage at J. Fred Johnson Stadium. Additional Series sponsors include Eastman Credit Union and the Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Train-approved photo 2014Friends of Festus VIP packages, sponsored by G&K Services, are a value-added option for concert-goers. Friends of Festus reserved seating packages are priced from $50 to $70 per seat, based on which night patrons are attending. The package also includes a reserved parking area close to the stadium and a $15 Fun Fest merchandise gift certificate. A limited number of Friends of Festus packages will be available beginning Monday, May 19. Friends of Festus packages can be purchased at the Fun Fest office located inside the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St. or by calling 423-392-8806.

Michael RayBeginning 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20, Sunset Concert Series general admission tickets and combination packages can be purchased online at www.funfest.net. Individual ticket prices are $15 for Thursday and Friday and $20 for Saturday through July 10. Ticket prices will increase $5 starting July 11.

Prices for combination packs are: Thurs/Fri – $25, Thurs/Sat or Fri/Sat – $30. Price for the entire Sunset Concert Series package is $45. General admission tickets will also be available beginning Friday, June 20 at 9 a.m. at the Fun Fest Store inside the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St.

Let the summer fun begin! Everyone in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia knows what a fantastic job Kingsport does with FunFest every year. This year will certainly be no exception! Be sure to visit their web site. You can follow this event on Twitter, too, @KptFunFest.  As always, our invitation is open, too. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we hope you will. You can find us @countryschatter.

That’s it for tonight. I hope everyone out there who is making their summer plans will put these dates on your calendar. You will have a great time in Kingsport!

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Country music fans, get ready! Martina McBride is coming to Kingsport, Tenn., for FunFest! She will be on stage at J.Fred Thompson stadium on Friday, July 18. This is a great event, and they always have a variety of entertainment from many musical genres. The Sunset Concert Series happens...