Country artist Aaron Tippin will headline Satur-
day's concert lineup at Lawrenceburg Fall Fest.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – About the time trees in southeast Indiana begin turning color, that’s when Lawrenceburg Fall Fest begins.
The annual summer send-off was underway Thursday evening on High and Walnut streets in downtown Lawrenceburg.
Local bands Strange Brew and Pure Grain rocked the main stage while the Lawrenceburg Junior Idol Contest took place on the B-stage.
Lawrenceburg High School student Emily Taylor won the Lawrenceburg Junior Idol talent competition and $200. Runner-up designation at $100 went to Rusty Hann. The senior idol contest takes place at the B-stage on Saturday at 6:00 with a $300 grand prize.
Fall Fest has become known for its free concerts featuring nationally known acts. This year’s lineup is impressive once again.
Friday night main stage entertainment includes the Jay Jesse Johnson Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and classic rockers Foghat.
Rides and food booths on the midway open at 6:00 p.m. Friday.
Country music takes its turn Saturday night when Bobby Mackey precedes Confederate Railroad and headliner Aaron Tippin.
Since coming onto the country music scene in 1990 with signature single “You've Got To Stand For Something,” he has churned out a number of other hits, such as “Working Man’s Ph.D.” and “Kiss This.”
Tippin told Eagle 99.3 his live shows are high-energy.
“When the fans leave I want them to say, ‘Man that was fun. When is he coming back?,’” Tippin said.
Other Saturday night pageantry includes the naming of the Fall Fest King and Queen. Queen candidates are Molly Brookbank, Lauren Harrison, Kayla Cox, Elizabeth Schornick, and Jessica Stuard. Candidates for King are Tyler Ballard, John Burris, Kyle Paolello, Trace Snider, and Evan VanStrein.
The midway opens at noon on Saturday with a host of events: The American Federation of Riders motorcycle ride, BBQ chili cook off contest, and the Dearborn County CASA 5K Run/Walk. Rides on Saturday are free.
People attending the concerts are advised to bring their own lawn chairs for seating.