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Joe Nichols will headline opening night of the festival on Aug. 2, while Luke Combs, Midland, and the James Barker Band are also slated to hit the stage during the four day festival.
“It would take you half a week just to count ’em all, how many number one singles we’ve got going on between all these artists,” said Rockin’ River Musicfest president Kenny Hess.
Hess said the response to Tuesday’s announcement overwhelmed the Rockin’ River organizing crew.
“It has been non stop, the phone ringing off the hook, people on our website, on everywhere. Social media has just exploded,
” said Hess.
“I am a big believer that if we do not nurture our young talent, we’re gonna end up with no talent. It’s like a forest you can’t just cut it down, you’ve got to re seed it, take care of it and groom it,” explained Hess. “I can’t think of a better way to groom young talent than to have them on the same stage as guys like Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Dallas Smith, Dustin Lynch, Luke Combs,
all those great acts the young acts can only benefit from sharing the stage with them.”