Summer Salute festival coming up this month

The third Summer Salute is planned for the weekend of August 24 and is gearing up to be as big as ever in downtown Hopkinsville.

The free two-day music festival is the largest one to date in Hopkinsville, which has led to large economic impact locally. It will include 100 food and drink vendors, merchant booths, kids rides and plenty of activities.

There will also be a variety of live music, including the featured act Saturday night with country music group Sawyer Brown on the main stage in front of the Justice Center. Back again this year is The Jimmy Church Band, who will perform at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24 in conjunction with the Fridays at 5 summer concert series. Both shows are free of charge. Other musical talent will play from noon to 5 p.m. both days.

Superintendent Tab Brockman says, “We believe we are certainly continuing with the tradition of bringing high-quality, big-time names to downtown for Summer Salute. Those shows are the pillars of our event, but we are also excited to offer so many other free activities throughout the weekend.”

To inquire about limited remaining vending opportunities and availability, contact Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation at 2700887-4290.