The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the UAHT 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 Saturday, August 8th. 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 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 concert 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, are 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 present 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 go on sale Friday, June 12th, with a special Early Bird one-day discounted ticket. Early bird tickets will be sold at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce from 9:00a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Early Bird tickets are $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 be bought for $15.
Mark your calendars and stop by the chamber to get your concert tickets.
For more information about the concert, contact the UAHT Foundation at 870-722-8516.