Country rocker Uncle Kracker will headline this year’s July 4 Fireworks and Freedom Celebration in Longview, the city announced Monday.
Local band Dagnabbit is also scheduled to perform the free concert to be held just before the biggest fireworks show in East Texas. The event will be July 4 at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd.
Uncle Kracker’s 2000 major label debut, “Double Wide,” went double-platinum and yielded the No. 1 hit, “Follow Me.” In 2002, he released “No Stranger To Shame,” according to his website. The album reached gold status and included hits such as “In a Little While” and the cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away.” Other hits by Uncle Kracker include the duet with Kenny Chesney, “When the Sun Goes Down,” and his crossover hit, “Smile.”
Other activities are scheduled during the celebration, including rides, bounce houses and other inflatables, a water foam spray area, weenie dog races, motorcycle ride, car show, Family Feud, two entertainment stages, food, beverages and vendors.
Admission to the festival, concert and fireworks show is free. Prices vary for individual activities and rides. For vendor and sponsorship information, call (903) 237-1230.