Jellico’s 4th of July celebration kicks off on Tuesday. The two-days of activities start July 3 at 1 pm. Southern Gospel music signals the beginning of the festivities at 1 pm Tuesday, July 3, in Jellico. Troy Cupp presents a full afternoon and evening of the best in Southern Gospel music with 16 groups taking the stage with a different group coming on stage about every half-hour on through 10 pm. The Cupps, the local and very popular group, headline the day with 15 other groups including Peggy Inks of London, Kentucky, Battle Cry from Union, Kentucky, God’s Way from Tollesboro, Kentucky, and the Blankenship Family out of Charleston, West Virginia.
Wednesday, the 4th, features open mic afternoon from 1 pm to 5 pm. It’s open to anyone who would like to share a song, dance or perform.
At 6 pm on Wednesday, there will be a presentation of the flags by Jellico’s local honor guard unit headed up by Boo Boo Leach. There will be a presentation of the colors, branches of service, 21-gun salute, and taps.
Taking the stage Wednesday at 6 :30 pm will be Whitewater, led by Gary Innman with Innman Bluegrass to complete the entertainment until 10 pm.
Vendors open for business each day at 10 am.
The 4th of July evening ends with a sky full of fireworks. Viewing is good from about any vantage point of downtown Jellico.
For more information, call Jake Bennett at 423.912.8244. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/28/2018-6AM)