It has been announced! Get ready for a great time this year at the 47th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival. We all look forward to this event every summer and this summer is no exception.

The festival officials have made the exciting announcement of who will perform at the Watermelon Festival Concert and it's a great one.

Get ready for a great night of classic rock with The Marshall Tucker Band performing Saturday night August 12 at 8:30 PM on the CMC Stage inside Hope Fair Park.

Marshall Tucker Band
Marshall Tucker Band

If you love Southern Rock it doesn't get much better than this. The Marshall Tucker Band hit the scene in 1972 and has been going ever since. More than 20 studio albums and songs are the soundtracks of so many lives. Songs like "Can't You See," "Heard it in a Love Song," "Fire on the Mountain," "Long Hard Ride," "Ramblin'," and so more.


Mark your calendars because tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 18. There will be a special one-day "early bird" for discounted general admission tickets for only $15 for adults and $10 for kids 4 years of age to 10. You will be able to purchase these Early Bird tickets at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce from 10 AM to 2 PM. You will also be able to purchase the tickets online at

After that advanced general admission tickets will be $20 for adults; day-of-show tickets will be $25. Children's tickets will be $10 on the day of the show. All reserved seating tickets are $40.

For more information about the concert, contact the Hope Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce at 870-777-3640 or the UAHT Foundation at 870-722-8516


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