It’s ‘Five O‘Clock’ in Fort Loramie

&#13 FORT LORAMIE — Beautiful summer weather, with pleasantly cooler temperatures in the 60s and


FORT LORAMIE — Beautiful summer weather, with pleasantly cooler temperatures in the 60s and 70s have been welcomed by live performance-goers on Friday, July, 9, which is working day two of the three-working day Nation Live performance at Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Loramie.

“It’s great!” reported Cheyenne Park, of Kirkwood, with a major smile and a consume in her hand. “Not much too scorching, not as well cold.”

Attending the Friday and Saturday reveals with good friends and loved ones, it was Park’s second time at the State Live performance.

“We were lifted on state new music,” she continued. “Tonight (we are hunting forward to) Alan Jackson. Me and my sister can not wait for Alan Jackson. But I’m also hunting ahead to Lainey Wilson tomorrow and Riley Eco-friendly tonight.”

Region songs legend Alan Jackson is the Friday night time headlining act.

The Friday clearly show was set with each other to “specifically showcase and idea our hat to our history” in celebrating the state songs festival’s 40th anniversary, stated Country Concert President Paul Barhorst a few months in advance of the occasion.

Jackson’s performance was to be preceded before in the day on the principal and saloon stages by Justin Moore Riley Green Lorrie Morgan Jesse Keith Whitley, the son of Lorrie Morgan and the late Keith Whitley Bellamy Brothers McGuffey Lane and Hannah Dasher.

Mom and daughter duo, Sandy Bond, of Wellston, and Paige McClain, of Nelsonville, who had been attending the State Concert for the to start with time, also praised the gorgeous temperature. Bond reported they arrived to see Alan Jackson in celebration of her daughter graduating from Ohio College with her Ph.D.

“I am so proud of her. I’m likely to cry expressing this,” Bond reported excitedly, as she comprehensive all of McClain’s difficult work to get as a result of college and balance remaining a mother of a 2-yr-aged son. “So, of course, I’m celebrating.”

McClain mentioned while they live virtually 3 hours absent, she experienced read about the Place Live performance from a buddy who attended numerous instances in excess of the decades. When they realized Alan Jackson was actively playing, they prepared to occur.

“Alan Jackson was my mom’s preferred,” Bond stated. “She passed absent in 2018, and when we listened to he was heading to be listed here, we experienced to come.”

McClain was dissatisfied to overlook Cody Johnson, who she had expected to see carry out Thursday night, but realized via social media he could not be there simply because he was on vocal rest.

Celebrating her 32nd birthday with spouse and children Friday, Amanda Downey, of St. Marys, said she was “here to see Alan Jackson.” The very first and the final time she attended the Region Concert was on her 13th birthday it was also the last time Jackson done at Hickory Hills Lakes.

“I only arrive when it is Alan Jackson — and Dad’s the DD (designated driver),” Downey joked with a giggle.

Downey’s father George Crowe, of St. Marys, reported his daughter also produced the Sidney Every day News on her 13th birthday at the Place Live performance, and he was content she was returning with them. He and his wife Sandra have attended the music competition each and every 12 months for the past 34 a long time, with the exception of 2020.

“Sandra received tickets in 2019, and because of COVID, we just rolled them in excess of to this yr,” George Crowe mentioned, referring to the truth that 2020 tickets were legitimate for the 2021 since the 3-day demonstrate was postponed due to the pandemic.

The lineup for Saturday, July 10 is as follows:

Principal Stage

2 p.m. Deana Carter

4 p.m. Jo Dee Messina

6 p.m. HARDY

8 p.m. Chase Rise

10 p.m. Jason Aldean

Saloon Stage

1 p.m. Clark Manson

3 p.m. Rayne Johnson

5 p.m. Lainey Wilson

7 p.m. Flatland Cavalry

9:15 p.m. Desert Metropolis Ramblers

To order tickets, or book camping, go to, or get in touch with 937-295-3000.

Chris, left, and Harold Lengthy, of New Bremen, dance to Lorrie Morgan who was the 1st performer on the principal phase at Nation Live performance on Friday, July 9.

Lorrie Morgan performs on the key phase at Nation Concert on Friday, July 9.

Alan Jackson returns to the Region Live performance

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