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Tickets on sale now for Watermelon Festival shows

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HOPE – Tickets for the 39th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival Concert featuring Sammy Kershaw are now available at Ticket Outlets and Online at www.uacch.edu.
The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the U of A Hope-Texarkana Foundation to bring headlining entertainer Sammy Kershaw to the event. Buddy Jewell, “Nashville Star” winner and gold record artist will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. to open for the headliner, who will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. 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. Throughout his 20 plus years in country music he has had over 25 singles that have been in the top forty on the charts.
Jewell’s self-titled Columbia Records album released at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts. It was certified Gold and garnered two back-to-back top five hits with “Sweet Southern Comfort” and “Help Pour Out the Rain”. Both tunes have certified 1 million radio plays.
For the first time, 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. Friday, August 7th. Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute band, is made up of four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison – sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles. “Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band presents the very best portrayal of The Beatles that I have ever seen,” says Harrison. Headlining their own production in Branson since 2006, Liverpool Legends have been voted best new show, best band, and best overall show.
Tickets are now available at: BancorpSouth in Hope; Farmer’s Bank & Trust in Magnolia, Texarkana and Hope; Cavender’s in Texarkana; Diamond Bank in Hope and Nashville; the Hope Chamber of Commerce; Super 1 Foods in Hope; Ivan Smith Furniture in Hope; on the U of A Hope campus; the Prescott Chamber of Commerce; and the Hope Fair Park office.
Advanced tickets for Saturday night will be $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-10. The 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 can be bought for $15 and the Friday night Liverpool Legends tickets are $5.
Mark your calendars and stop by a ticket location to buy your concert tickets. Tickets are also available online at www.uacch.edu.
For more information about the concert, contact the UACCH Foundation at 870-722-8516.

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