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Friday, July 18, 2014

Fun Fest Concert - Location Change


Due to Weather - Fun Fest Concert Moving Inside


The show must go on!


Due to the impending weather forecast, tonight's Fun Fest Concert featuring Martina McBride will be moved to the Buck Van Huss Dome at Dobyns-Bennett High School.


Ticket holders will enter at the main entrance of the dome. You do not need to bring your own chairs.


Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and Michael Ray will begin at approximately 7 p.m. followed by Martin McBride.


A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Fun Fest Store at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce until 2 p.m. or at the Dome entrance or at the Fun Fest Tent at the Taste beginning at 4 p.m.



Emily Kilgore Thompson

Marketing & Communication Manager

Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau



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