A classic country music and hot air balloon festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, at Bowman's Yonder Field event venue.
The event will feature recording artists Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye as part of the trio's Roots & Boots '90s Electric Throwdown North American tour.
The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. and run through 10:30 p.m.
The daylong event will also include tethered balloon rides, food, trucks, games and live music from local bands.
The tethered hot air balloon rides, called the “Library Lift-Off”, are being offered as a benefit for the Orangeburg County Library. The library will be on hand to give out free books to kids.
“This is our second opportunity to partner with Yonder Field and we are so excited about this event," Anna Zacherl, director of the Orangeburg County Library said. "We interact with the community in many different ways and outside the walls of our branches are some of our favorite ways to meet the community members and share all the great things their libraries are doing."
The monies raised will help the library operate its six branches and bookmobile as well as expanding its North branch as well as the main branch in Orangeburg.
"We want to get our resources and services to everyone in the county and the money raised in this event will help with that," Zacherl said.
"As the Orangeburg County Library is one of our beloved charitable partners, we welcome the opportunity to help raise funds and promote the great resources they bring to our county," said Stacie Darr, general manager of Yonder Field. "All proceeds from the tethered balloon rides will go directly to the library. Also, It has been a great experience working with Swamp Buck Entertainment in the planning of this event and we look forward to working together again!"
The event, produced by Swamp Buck Entertainment, an Orangeburg-based event-production company, will feature three nationally acclaimed country music recording artists.
Kershaw has released 16 studio albums, with three platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. More than 25 singles have entered the Top 40. His platinum albums included hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” and “Haunted Heart."
Tippin has had a number of hits including: “You’ve Got To Stand For Something; “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”, “That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You,” “My Blue Angel” and “Kiss This”. Five of his albums are certified “Gold” and a sixth CD—Read Between The Lines—stands at the “Platinum” level.
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Raye has hit the charts with hits such as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Raye has had 24 top ten records, 16 Number 1 hits, and having been nominated as a ten time male vocalist of the year.
The schedule is as follows:
3 p.m.: Doors open
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Live music will be available from local bands
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Balloon rides, food, trucks and games
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Crawford and Power band performs
8:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.: A hot-air balloon night glow event. The balloons will feature a Night Glow, where a half dozen, brilliantly-colored balloons tower over the crowd, lighting up the night sky.
Yonder Field is located at Exit 159 off of I-26 on 180 Log Cabin Road in Bowman.
Children 12 and under get in free. There are a limited number of early bird tickets at $20. General admission lawn tickets are $27.50. Day of the show general admission lawn tickets are $35.
VIP tickets are $75 (includes preferred Parking, VIP viewing area, designated restrooms, dedicated bar). Tethered balloon rides are $20 per adult and $15 per child ages 12 and under.
Parking is $10 per car.
All tickets are on-sale now and may be obtained on Eventbrite by visiting http://bit.ly/RBBTICKETS.
For more information visit www.yonderfield.com for further information.