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Russellville rocks through summer

The semester is winding down but the fun is just beginning. Event promoter Rodney Williams has made sure that the city of Russellville has plenty to do this summer.

It all starts  with  Russellville’s  annual  balloon festival,  now  known  as  “BalloonDayz,”  will  be held  at  the Pope County  Fairgrounds  May  13-15.  The  event  will  feature  live  entertainment,  a “Bluegrass  Battle of the  Bands,”  balloon  rides (hot  air  or  tethered),  monster  truck  rides  and more.

August 13 and 14, the Valley Music Fest will be held at the Pope County Fairgrounds.  The event  will  feature  22  bands  over  the  two-day period, with southern rock legends The Marshall Tucker  Band  and  The  Kentucky  Headhunters closing the festival.

A “Battle of the Bands” competition will also be held at the event. Bands will compete to win $5,000 and a chance to open for the headliners.

Lastly is the Craig Morgan concert on September 30, where Morgan and his band will be performing all of their radio hits, plus songs from Morgan’s upcoming album. Tickets are still available, and Tech students can get $10 off tickets by using promo code “ATU” at checkout.

For more information about these events or to purchase tickets, visit