HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE - Live music filled the air at Fulton City High School Thursday afternoon as three of the performers from the KYTN Country Music Festival stopped by to visit. Brandon Holland, Shelby Lee Lowe and Charee White shared a couple of tunes each with the students including covers by the Chainsmokers and Little Big Town.
Barbie Hardy with Thunderbolt Broadcasting and Robbie Rudolph with Four Rivers Foundation spoke to the students a bit about the importance of getting a good education before talking about the festival itself. The free event is being brought to the area by Thunderbolt Broadcasting, Four Rivers Foundation, Premier Portable Buildings and Pepsi MidAmerica. Numerous others are sponsoring the event and acts.
The festival kicks off today at Unity Park in South Fulton. The second annual event – which expanded to two nights – will include a showcase of local bands who will battle it out for the chance to perform a set Saturday night. That event begins at 7 p.m. A special concert by White will wrap up Friday’s events.
Saturday will see a full day of activities in the Twin Cities with a 5K fun run/walk, more music, a barbecue cook-off and other activities that will surround the park’s stage. Featured concerts during the festival on Saturday include Lowe, Carter Winter, Broseph E Lee, Jason Pritchett and Brandon Holland. The headliner for this year’s event is Brett Young.
Registration for the 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Stage activities and concerts start at 2:15. For a complete schedule of the event, go to http://www.thunderboltradio.com/cmf2017/