After a one-year hiatus, Hopkinsville’s Summer Salute is back and it’s bringing it’s biggest headliner year — Travis Tritt.
Tritt, a two-time Grammy Award winner and four-time CMA Award winner, Tritt will take the festival’s stage at the Christian County Justice Center on Aug. 28 at 8:30 p.m.
The free show will include Tritt’s band and the opportunity to hear his biggest hits including, “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions.”
The city of Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreations encourages attendees to plant to sing along with Tritt’s vast catalog of crowd favorites like “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” and “Here’s a Quarter” — songs that have created a devoted fan base that continues to sell-out shows across the globe.
A fan of his newer music? Parks and Rec. says Trill will also perform songs off Set In Stone, his newest album.
CMT up-and-comer Olivia Faye and Kyle Daniel, both from Western Kentucky will serve as the show’s opening acts at 7 p.m.
Event organizers are expecting an enormous crowd for the return of Summer Salute, an event which has drawn a total of 104,000 visitors during the previous four years combined.
“Hopkinsville’s biggest party of the summer is returning in a big way, and we could not be more excited to welcome Travis Tritt to Hoptown this August,” Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman said. “During his illustrious career, Mr. Tritt has become one of the icons of country music and we have no doubt he will put on the biggest show in the history of Summer Salute.”
Three decades after Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock-influenced artist continues to sell-out shows and stay true and relevant to country music fans across the globe.
The Marietta, Georgia native incorporates his lifelong influences of Southern rock, blues and gospel into his country music during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros. in 1989.
Tritt, who turned 58 in February, is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included County music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson — all of whom dominated the charts in the early 90’s.
Community favorite, The Jimmy Church Band, also returns this summer, taking the stage once again as the Friday night Founders Square headliner.
Church, 82, brings his seven-piece band, soulful duo of Sugar and Spice and special brand of rock and funk to the party for an always-raucous concert.
Limited vendor booth spaces for the two-day festival are available for purchase online at: www.HoptownSummerSalute.com.
Applications can be downloaded and submitted through the event website. Once finalized, a detailed map and Summer Salute schedule will also be available on the event’s website.
For updates and additional announcements, follow @SummerSalute on social media channels.