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Entertainment lineup announced for Watermelon Festival

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HOPE – The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the UACCH Foundation to bring headlining entertainer Sammy Kershaw to the 39th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival.
Buddy Jewell, “Nashville Star” winner and Gold record artist will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. to open for headliner Sammy Kershaw, who will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 8. Kershaw will be performing his number one hit “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” along with several of his 10 top ten hits.
This year’s festival will also include a Friday night concert featuring the Beatle’s Tribute Band, Liverpool Legends. The band will perform on the CMC Steel Products Stage in Legion Field at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 7.
Tickets go on sale Fri., June 12 with a special, early bird, one-day discounted ticket. Early bird tickets will be sold at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at a rate of $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-10. After this one day sale, advanced tickets for Saturday night will be $12 for adults; day of show tickets will be $20. Children’s tickets will be $6 day of the show. A Friday and Saturday Concert Combination General Admission Ticket or the “FAST” ticket can also be bought for $15.
For more information about the concert, contact the UACCH Foundation at 870-722-8516.