4th Fest Kicks Off in Madisonville

It was very little but a good time at Madisonville Town Park Friday as 4th Fest kicked off its 10th yr.

The free of charge, a few-working day celebration is usually a good time, but this year particularly. The Hopkins County local community has been cooped up for 18 months, so to be in a position to get out, be with relatives and good friends and celebrate the holiday, the competition indicates that a lot additional.

Function-goers produced their way around to the lots of food vehicles and distributors getting part and by the time the 1st act took the phase, the field was packed with men and women eager to welcome again the 1st massive event in Madisonville because the pandemic begun.

And even though fun, foods and pandemic freedom have been enough for people today to head out, there was seriously a person key point drawing crowds in.

“Bret Michaels!” sisters Jamah Campbell and Tasha Brasher enthusiastically yelled out in unison.

That’s ideal. Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels took the stage Friday evening as the headline act, and to say people were being excited would be an understatement.

“Oh my gosh, you have no notion,” megafan Jasmine Galore mentioned.

She explained she biked her way over to the competition with these kinds of an urgency, she had a number of mishaps and experienced some scrapes and bruises. She, like so quite a few other people, showed up just to enjoy Michaels execute.

“Since my mother had released it to me when I was younger and ever because then, I have been in adore with their tunes,” Galore stated. “It is actually been a huge component of my daily life.”

Just one few drove in excess of from Greenville and arrived at all-around 2:30 p.m., 30 minutes just before the principal stage gates opened at 3 p.m.

“When we listened to Bret Michaels, we claimed ‘we’re likely,'” Amy Beavin and Chris Markwell claimed. “He remaining perform early, I remaining get the job done early. We’re not gonna pass up Bret Michaels.”

Due to the fact as they said, viewing a rock legend in Western Kentucky isn’t a thing you see every single day.

“We’re just gonna go up front when he arrives out and I’m gonna be doing this,” Beavin explained as she fluffed out her hair. “And I hope that he zones in on me and be like ‘hey!’”

If you didn’t make it out Friday, you can nevertheless capture terrific tunes and food items Saturday and Sunday, and in true Fourth of July style, just about every night will close out with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.