I know it’s mid-June, and all of us in Norhteast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are getting ready for our local fairs. We’re getting ready to buy tickets, making plans, and getting very excited about what the Fair Season has in store for us. But let me tell you guys about some other plans you might like to make. (The event is July 10, 11, 12 and 13.)
Country Concert ’08 is a four-day event held in Ft. Loramie, Ohio. It is a concert and camping event with some of the biggest names in country music. How about Kenny Chesney for a start!
Promoters Mike and Mary Jo Barhorst said, in a press release, “Having Kenny Chesney this year on our farm is a dream come true. We’ve had Kenny before, but now he has won “Enteratiner of the Year” seven times in a row! He is also bringing his huge arena show including his new 45 foot convex video screen. It’s an amazing spectacle. Add that to all the other superstars and it’s going to be a very exciting show all around.”
Other performers scheduled include Billy Ray Cyrus, Trace Adkins, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Rodney Adkins, Phil Vassar, The Beach Boys, Neal McCoy, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Pickler, and many others. In all, 21 stars will take the stage.
For those of us who can’t make it, DirecTV will be filming the show all four days for later broadcast on their network. Last year, promoters said, many artists filmed their music videos at the Country Concert.
Country Concert is an event for all kinds and ages of people. You can camp right at Country Concert for all four days, and camping is as low as $10 per night per person. Tickets are as low as $52 a day, and children under 10 are free. Small coolers are welcome, the promoters said.
Tickets, camping and hotel information are available by calling 937-295-3000 or online at www.countryconcert.com. A free, color brochure is available on request.
If you don’t have a summer vacation planned yet, you might want to give this one some serious thought! I might even think seriously about it for “Country Concert 09” – I know I can’t get there this year.
That’s all for now. Talk to you guys soon! Drop me a line… Hearing from you makes all this even more fun!