The Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating the recent success of the Summer Salute and is already gearing for next year’s festival.
According to a news release, approximately 25,000 people gathered in downtown Hopkinsville hear live music and participate in a slew of activivites. Due to the positive response, the dates have already been set for the fourth Summer Salute. It will take place August 23 and 24 and vendor applications will start being accepted as soon as September 7.
The largest annual festival in Hoptown, which featured 90 vendor spaces and six free concerts Friday and Saturday, spurred a community-wide party and welcomed visitors from around the region and state. Since rebranding and restructuring from the event known as Little River Days, Summer Salute has brought in a total of 75,000 attendees in three years
The headline act, a free concert featuring Sawyer Brown, brought in around 14,000 people Saturday night. Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks says, “We are excited at the continued popularity and growth of the Summer Salute Festival. With over 25,000 visitors, we know Summer Salute had a tremendous impact on our downtown and the community.”