Military Freedom Fest Saturday In Nicholasville

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 6/08/2013 9:13 am

The Military Freedom Fest will be June 8th in Nicholasville, KY at Office Depot.

There will be music all day, ranging from Country, Funk, Southern Rock to Rock.

The event’s opening ceremony starts at 11:00 in the morning with a presentation of the colors, singing of the national anthem, a 21-gun salute and a special award honor to a few soldiers. The activities don’t end until almost eight hours later.

Several Musicians entertain the crowd. Musicians like Kelly Casey (whom you may have seen on American Idol 2013). Clinton Spaulding (Full Time performer at Renfro Valley). 

Local Legend Musicians such as Scott Said and the Backroads Band, Too Many Drummers, Drew and the HgH Band, Roxanne East-Vanderpool, Hank Tank and Headlining this year’s Military Freedom Fest is Nashville Recording Artist and Nashville’s one to watch Cameron Jayne Trio.

Cameron Jayne Trio has opened for Buck Cherry, Tantric, played Icthus Festival and opened for Aerosmith during Music Fest in Milwaukee.

Rumor is a music video will be shot during the performance so come on out and be a part of something big. 

Festival-goers are also able to visit the booths set up around the parking lot in front of Office Depot. Booth’s for fun, Booth’s for Crafts, Booth’s for food and goodies and so much more.

There are huge raffle baskets donated every year from several local businesses.

The raffles will be all day long and the money made supports our local military families.

In all, between 3,000 and 4,000 people attend the event each year. In the past we have had musical acts such as John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry headline the main stage.

Each year we raise enough money to cover our expenses and put on four really nice military honor ceremonies for local military families.

The Military Freedom Fest is run by Doug Day, John Price and other volunteers. “This is a huge task for two individuals to take on but is nothing compared to the task our troops take on daily.” Says Doug Day.

“The state, the county, city, fire, police, all work together hand-in-hand to help us during our festival and honor ceremonies to ensure a great festival. It’s all about the supporting our Military and their families, its family oriented fun for all. “

The opening ceremonies are supported with an appearance from many Federal, Local and State Officials such as the Governor, Senator, District Reps and Mayors of Nicholasville and Wilmore along with City Officials and the Jessamine County Attorney.

Show Schedule is:

Opening Ceremony                                        11:00

Hank Tank                                                        11:30

Scott Said & The Backroads Band               12:45

Kelly Casey                                                       2:00

Clinton Spaulding                                            3:00

Too Many Drummers                                     4:00

Roxanne East-Vanderpool                            5:10

Drew and The HgH Band                               6:05

Cameron Jayne Trio                                       7:20


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