WEIRTON - The Rotary Club of Weirton invited Judy Vavrek, station manager at 106.3 The River & Sports Radio 1430 WEIR, to speak about the second-annual Stars and Stripes Festival and Concert event set to take place on July 1.
Vavrek said the event will be held at Harding Stadium in Steubenville and include a number of food vendors, activities and live entertainment featuring The Clarks and the Joe Zelek Band. She said the event will help kick off the Fourth of July celebrations taking place throughout the Ohio Valley that week.
The advance tickets for bleacher seats are $15 and field seats are $20. On the day of the concert, the bleacher seats will cost $20 and field seats will be $25. Stadium gates will open at 6 p.m. on July 1. Zelek is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m., with the Clarks scheduled to take the stage at 8:15 p.m.
CONCERT TALK — The Rotary Club of Weirton invited Judy Vavrek, staion manager at 106.3 The River & Sports Radio 1430 WEIR, to speak about the second-annual Stars and Stripes event set to take place in Steubenville on July 1 featuring The Clarks and the Joe Zelek Band. -- Angelina Dickson
"We've had a good start to ticket sales but most people come the week of the event to pick up tickets," she said. "The concert will take place rain or shine."
Opening ceremonies are set to begin at noon at the Harding practice field. A car cruise featuring karaoke and a disc jockey will play from noon to 3 p.m. in the Harding Middle School upper parking lot. Inflatables and other games will be in the Harding parking lot, while a beer garden and a local food vendor will be in the Kroger grocery store lot.
The concert will be followed by Steubenville's annual fireworks display above Hollywood City Center at approximately 9:45 p.m. The City of Steubenville, Hollywood City Center and TEAM Automotive are again joining to present the grand finale to the day's activities.
Tickets for the concert, co-sponsored by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and WTOV-TV, are on sale at Kwik King locations on Main Street in Wintersville, North Seventh Street in Steubenville and Franklin Street and Fourth Street in Toronto; Peoples National Bank branches on East Main Street in Adena, Union Street in Mount Pleasant and Smithfield Street in Dillonvale; online by visiting the Jefferson County Chamber website at www.jeffersoncountychamber.com or in person at the chamber office, 630 Market St., Steubenville.
Major event sponsors are Chesapeake Energy, the City of Steubenville, Hollywood City Center, Steubenville City Schools and TEAM Automotive. Other sponsors include Choice Brands of Ohio, the Fort Steuben Mall, Iron City Distributing, WesBanco, the Herald-Star, AEP Ohio, Kwik King Food Stores, New York Life, Ambulance Service and Jefferson Security.
(Dickson can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)