Funtastic Fourth celebration heating up

Staff Writer

Country music stars Rodney Atkins and the Bellamy Brothers will headline this year's 2016 Funtastic Fourth Celebration set for June 24-25.
It's the 14th annual Funtastic Fourth which is sponsored by Alon USA and 7/11. And this year, both the lineup and the expected crowd turnout are bigger and better than ever.
“During last year’s event, we had between 25,000 and 30,000 people come out during our two-day event, he said DRA member Allen Johnson. “This year, we are expecting to see over 30,000 people over the span of two days.
Friday night’s lineup boasts the talents of Jimmy and the Johnsons, Mark McKinney, and The Bellamy Brothers, who are currently on their 40th anniversary tour. Saturday night’s music kicks off with Loco Motives, Brandon Ray, and Jon Wolfe, with headlining act Rodney Atkins to top off the night. In addition to the evening acts, Saturday morning the DRA is expecting to have gospel music from 9 am to noon, according to Johnson.

Read more about the Funtastic Fourth lineup and events in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.