Archive for June 13th, 2008

Country Concert ’08, Ft Loramie, Ohio

June 13, 2008

Copy of KennyChesney I know it’s mid-June, and all of us in Norhteast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are getting ready for our local fairs. We’re getting ready to buy tickets, making plans, and getting very excited about what the Fair Season has in store for us. But let me tell you guys about some other plans you might like to make. (The event is July 10, 11, 12 and 13.)

Country Concert ’08 is a four-day event held in Ft. Loramie, Ohio. It is a concert and camping event with some of the biggest names in country music. How about Kenny Chesney for a start!

Promoters Mike and Mary Jo Barhorst said, in a press release, “Having Kenny Chesney this year on our farm is a dream come true. We’ve had Kenny before, but now he has won “Enteratiner of the Year” seven times in a row! He is also bringing his huge arena show including his new 45 foot convex video screen. It’s an amazing spectacle. Add that to all the other superstars and it’s going to be a very exciting show all around.” 

Copy of BillyRayCyrus Other performers scheduled include Billy Ray Cyrus, Trace Adkins, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Rodney Adkins, Phil Vassar, The Beach Boys, Neal McCoy, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Pickler, and many others. In all, 21 stars will take the stage.

For those of us who can’t make it, DirecTV will be filming the show all four days for later broadcast on their network. Last year, promoters said, many artists filmed their music videos at the Country Concert.

Copy of TravisTritt Travis Tritt is also one of the artists scheduled to appear at this year’s event. I can’t remember when the last time was I saw Travis … but I think I’m long over due.

Copy of TaylorSwift Country Concert is an event for all kinds and ages of people. You can camp right at Country Concert for all four days, and camping is as low as $10 per night per person. Tickets are as low as $52 a day, and children under 10 are free. Small coolers are welcome, the promoters said.

Tickets, camping and hotel information are available by calling 937-295-3000 or online at A free, color brochure is available on request.

If you don’t have a summer vacation planned yet, you might want to give this one some serious thought! I might even think seriously about it for “Country Concert 09” – I know I can’t get there this year.

That’s all for now. Talk to you guys soon! Drop me a line… Hearing from you makes all this even more fun!


Lakeside Cinema in Johnson City

June 13, 2008

 WXBQ Movies 004 WXBQ Radio, Food City, Coca-Cola, and Johnson City Parks and Rec have bought the movies to Winged Deer Park again this year. Every Thursday night in June, a different movie will be shown on the huge outdoor movie screen.

It’s an opportunity for everyone to come out and visit with the Rabbit, the on-air staff from WXBQ and Electric, as well as some of the behind the scenes folks at the radio station… There are games for the children and lots of food available for purchase from area vendors.

WXBQ Movies 012 The movie is free, the parking is free – and the games, (complete with prizes for the youngsters) are also free. It’s a great way to spend a summer evening.

The Rabbit sure has a lot of fans. Most wanted a hug or a photo, some just wanted to touch the friendly fellow.

WXBQ Movies 015 Tonight’s movie was “The Water Horse,” it was a good movie – one I had seen previously, but it was definitely worth a second look. Next week will be “The Princess Bride”, and the last week, Thursday, June 26, will be “The Chipmunks.”

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The little baby at the right did wake up to enjoy a little of the movie, but she sure looks comfortable in her own little seat.

WXBQ Movies 016 Here is a shot of the rabbit with one of his little fans. I’m not one to estimate crowds, but I will say that the movies at Winged Deer Park are certainly a popular event. The park was packed, and it was obvious everyone was enjoying their evening at the movies.
Here are a few pictures of some of the WXBQ Crew who were at Winged Deer helping all of their fans have a good night at the movies. Thanks WXBQ, and sponsors for a really fun summer activity!

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That’s all for this time – Remember, if you can’t think of anything fun to do on Thursday night, June 19, head on out to Winged Deer Park in Johnson City to see “The Princess Bride,” and enjoy a great evening with WXBQ and Electric 94.9! And on June 26, it will be “The Chipmunks.”

Remember to write, or leave me a comment – it’s always good hearing from you!