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Onion Festival Concert Adds Lawrence
Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Image December 22--  The Vidalia Onion Festival announced Wednesday it has signed country artist Tracy Lawrence in addition to American Idol's Kellie Pickler for the 2011 Festival concert.

The concert committee is also close to signing an opening act, according to co-chairs Warren Sowell and Richard Williams.

Lawrence has more than 30 hit singles and eight "Number One" songs on the country charts since launching his career in 1991.  Williamson believes the combination of Lawrence and Pickler provides a combination of veteran and newer talent that will attract a wide cross-section of country music fans.

  The concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Vidalia Regional Airport.  Advance tickets are $25 for general admission, $50 for VIP Special Seating, and can be purchased at www.vidaliaonionfestival.com.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $35.


Kellie Pickler gained fame for her top-six finish on fifth season of American Idol.  Her first album Small Town Girl produced three Top 15 singles and was certified Gold within three months of its release.  In 2008, Kellie released her self-titled second album.  She is known for hits “Red High Heels”, “I Wonder”, “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind”, and “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”.  Kellie is the winner of several CMT Music and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards.


Tracy Lawrence was named Billboard’s Top New Male Vocalist in 1992, and the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist in 1993. His hits include “Alibis”, “Texas Tornado”, “Time Marches On”, and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”.


The 34th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival will kick off with its opening ceremonies Friday, April 29, 2011, at 6:00 pm at Southeastern Technical College.  A street dance, featuring live music from The Swingin’ Medallions, and fireworks display will follow the ceremonies at the college.  The Vidalia Onion Festival Airshow will be Saturday, April 30th, and Sunday, May 1st, at Vidalia Regional Airport.  Other festival events include the arts and crafts festival, the Kiwanis Onion Run, the Vidalia Onion Festival Rodeo, the Vidalia Onion Recipe Contest and Public Tasting, the Vidalia Onion Culinary Extravaganza, and the world-famous onion eating contest.


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