Lexington’s own Laura Bell Bundy will be on stage for the annual Red, White and Boom country concert in the Cox Street parking lot behind Rupp Arena on July 3. Admission will be free thanks to a sponsorship by Paul Miller Ford.
Bundy will be joined by fellow country newcomers Easton Corbin (A Little More Country than That) and Josh Thompson (Beer on the Table), but that’s not the complete lineup. Through the week, WBUL-FM 98.1 will be announcing a lineup of eight acts playing two stages at the annual Fourth of July bash. New artists will be announced on the morning show with DeAnn Stephens and JD Pelletier.
Previous Red, White and Booms have featured headliners such as Hank Williams Jr. and the event has tended to be a home stage for area acts like John Michael Montgomery and Halfway to Hazard. This will Bundy’s first Lexington concert appearance since the release of her country debut album, Achin’ and Shakin’, though she did make a promotional appearance at Walmart in Hamburg Pavilion on the day the album was released, April 13.
The past couple years, there has been an admission charge for the event. But this year the event will be free due to Paul Miller Ford’s sponsorship.
The show will be 4 to 10 p.m. July 3, followed by Fireworks.
Update, June 9: Today the Bull announced Josh Gracin, who has a thing for “crazy” album titles- We Weren’t Crazy in 2008 and the forthcoming She’s a Different Kind of Crazy.