FreedomFest fun


By Reina P. Cunningham - [email protected]



Ray Welch|Daily News The Jimmy Rose Band headlined the downtown concert series.


Ray Welch|Daily News Jade Robertson performed on Saturday afternoon at FreedomFest.


Ray Welch|Daily News Nate Cornett performed downtown on Saturday at FreedomFest.


Ray Welch|Daily News The New Busy kicked off the concert series on Saturday.


Photo submitted by Robby Southern Chris Knight performed on Mountain Drive Saturday night.


Vets Serving Vets continuously strives to help veterans and their families in as many ways as possible. In order to continue on in their mission, the organization needs funds to purchase supplies and the like.

A weekend event helped to raise money for the group. FreedomFest took place at Downtown Middlesboro and Wilderness Off-Road park on Saturday.

Adventure Tourism Director Jon Grace organized the Wilderness Off-Road Park Concert and Ride. Festivities at the park included a guided ATV ride and a concert held by Chris Knight. An estimated thousand people showed up at the events to support Vets Serving Vets.

At the same time downtown a 5K Run/Walk for Independence and A Fitness Challenge took place. Concerts by local talents, The New Busy, Malachi, Jade Robertson, The Nate Cornett Band and The Jimmy Rose began in the early afternoon and lasted until after darkness fell on the downtown area.

Rose is a veteran and among other original songs, sang “Freedom” — his song supporting the troops and the trials they face during and after being active, specifically those with post traumatic stress syndrome.

Vets Serving Vets spoke out on their Facebook page after FreedomFest, calling the event a success and thanking those involved.

More information regarding FreedomFest can be found at www.hometown4heroes.com or by searching for Vets Serving Vets on Facebook.

Reach Reina P. Cunningham at 606-302-9091.

Ray Welch|Daily News The Jimmy Rose Band headlined the downtown concert series.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Flag.jpgRay Welch|Daily News The Jimmy Rose Band headlined the downtown concert series.

Ray Welch|Daily News Jade Robertson performed on Saturday afternoon at FreedomFest.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_JadeRobertson.jpgRay Welch|Daily News Jade Robertson performed on Saturday afternoon at FreedomFest.

Ray Welch|Daily News Nate Cornett performed downtown on Saturday at FreedomFest.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_NateCornett.jpgRay Welch|Daily News Nate Cornett performed downtown on Saturday at FreedomFest.

Ray Welch|Daily News The New Busy kicked off the concert series on Saturday.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_The-New-Busy.jpgRay Welch|Daily News The New Busy kicked off the concert series on Saturday.

Photo submitted by Robby Southern Chris Knight performed on Mountain Drive Saturday night.
http://middlesborodailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_ChrisKnight.jpgPhoto submitted by Robby Southern Chris Knight performed on Mountain Drive Saturday night.

By Reina P. Cunningham

[email protected]

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