Bond County Fourth Fest July 6

Saturday, July 6 will be filled with fun in downtown Greenville as Independence Day is celebrated with Fourth Fest.

The festival, presented by the Bond County Independence Day Festival Association, begins at 1 p.m. and ends at midnight. The day will be filled with music and a big fireworks show will be presented at 9:30 p.m.

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, which made an appearance at the Greenville Bicentennial in 2015, is back for this year’s Bond County Fourth Fest on Saturday, July 6th. Joining the Weinermobile is the Oscar Mayer sampling trailer. Come and enjoy FREE grilled Oscar Mayer hot dog samples! Hours will be from 1:30 to 7 p.m. that day.

For the first time, Fourth Fest will have a carnival. The carnival will run from 1 p.m. until after the final concert of the night.

Watson’s Drug Store and Bond County Realtors are selling carnival ride tickets in advance of the Fourth Fest beginning Monday, July 1st. Tickets are sold in sheets of 24 and cost $20. This is a savings over the price on the day of the event. Day of tickets will be $1.25 each. All advanced tickets are sold by the sheet. No exceptions. Stop by Watson’s or Bond County Realtors any time during business hours July 1st thru 5th to purchase a sheet of tickets.

There will be other kids’ activities, plus vendors with a variety of food, and a beer tent.

The music begins with Pat Liston of St. Louis, a member of the popular national band, Mama’s Pride. He will play a solo set from 1 to 3 p.m. in the shade near the south steps of the courthouse.

Jeff Chapman from Greenville will also play a solo set in the same location from 3 to 5 p.m.

At 5 p.m., the Greenville Municipal Band will be in concert on the west courthouse lawn. Following the Muny Band will be a music group from Scott Air Force Base, playing from 6 to 7 p.m.

The headline band at Fourth Fest is country music’s Confederate Railroad, a band with many hits including “Trashy Women,” “Jesus and Mama.” and “Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind.” Confederate Railroad hits the Bradford National Bank main stage at 8 p.m. and plays to 9:30 p.m., when the fireworks show blasts off.

The after-party concert begins immediately after the fireworks and will feature Big Love, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band from St. Louis.

Thanks to the generosity of many sponsors, music at Fourth Fest is free. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy Fourth Fest in downtown Greenville!

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