Summer Salute brings in a record crowd for two-day event

Records were set in Hopkinsville this weekend, as the Summer Salute drew in roughly 31,000 people throughout the two-day event.

It was only beat out by the weekend of the eclipse in 2017 at 33,000, which was a three-day event, and Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman says they were thrilled at the success of this year’s festival, where people were able to enjoy live music, carnival rides, food and more.

He says the work continues on getting equipment packed up and put away, but they’re already looking ahead to next year’s event.

Brockman says the community really showcased itself Saturday evening when KC and the Sunshine Band took the mainstage—he says KC himself was energized by the people who all came together to dance, sing and have a good time.

The Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation team is looking ahead and beginning work on 2023’s festival, which will be held August 25 and 26 of 2023—Brockman says they will announce the headline act as soon as they can.