Celebrate Anderson Welcomes Star

Country Music Musician

Seth Stokes
June 15, 2018 - 10:07 am

ANDERSON, SC – Anderson County is proud to welcome residents, family, friends and visitors to the 20th annual Celebrate Anderson festival on Sunday, September 2.  This free Labor Day event will take place at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center, 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Anderson. The free festival starts at 1:00 PM with family activities. Gates open at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater at 5:00 PM, where country star Josh Turner performs at 8:30, followed by a fireworks show to close out the night.

Celebrate Anderson features multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 8 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the esteemed Grand Ole Opry.  From his 2003 platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2017 Billboard No. 1 release, Deep South, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.  Turner released his sixth studio album Deep South in March featuring the #1 hit single “Hometown Girl.”  The Hannah, SC native has created a scholarship fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music.

The Celebrate-Fun-Zone on the front lawn of the Civic Center will be open from 1 PM to 5 PM to allow kids of all ages to play on large inflatables, along with other festive family activities.  Gates open at the William A. Floyd Amphitheater at 5 PM, when Anderson’s very own TL Hanna Jazz Band takes the stage to kick off the concert.  After the Josh Turner concert performance at 8:30, all guests are invited to enjoy a free holiday fireworks show at the Amphitheater.

Celebrate Anderson is presented by Michelin, Davis & Floyd, Anderson County, Blue Ridge Electric Co-op, Commercial Metals and GMC.  This event is FREE and open to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase. Guests may bring blankets and chairs for the concert.  No coolers, tents or pets, please.

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