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Fabulous Fourth combines patriotism and family fun

Published 4:18pm Monday, July 1, 2013

The Columbus Fabulous fourth committee has planned entertainment for the whole family and all types of interests.

The 4th of July ceremonies kick off at 10 a.m. with the National Anthem sung by Anita Williamson.

Following the opening ceremony, community talent will fill the stage beginning with Dance Dynamics, followed by the gospel ensemble Part of the Plan at 10:30 a.m., the 2012 Polk Talent Show winner Kiyon Stalie at 11 a.m. The morning is rounded out with Adawehi Teen Drummers’ African drumming at 11:30 a.m.

At noon, the Fabulous 4th celebration will have an hour of veterans events to honor servicemen and women. The American Legion and VFW of Columbus will host the hour and provide information and recognition for all veterans. The House of Flags will share the hour with discussions of American history and the associated flags.

From 1 p.m. through 9:45 p.m., musicians and bands of all sizes will fill the stage playing a variety of country, rock, blues and originals. For complete band biographies and more information, check the Town of Columbus webpage at www.columbusnc.com

Schedule

10 a.m. Opening ceremonies and Star Spangled Banner by Anita Williamson

10:10 a.m. Dance Dynamics of Tryon

10:30 a.m. Part of the Plan – gospel ensemble

11 a.m. Kiyon Stalie, 2012 Polk Talent Show winner

11:30 a.m. Adawehi Teen Drummers – African drumming

Noon Veterans Hour with House of Flags – to honor our servicemen and women

1 p.m.  Patrick Ballard – guitar Blues Man

2 p.m. Serendipity Kids Ranch singers

2:15 p.m. Cuz – acoustic, 60s, country and hits of today

3 p.m.  Shaky Ground – classic and modern country and classic and southern rock

4 p.m. Country Spirit – 60s, surf and classic country music

5 p.m. Ride with Daddy – acoustic electric trio of original songwriters, original music and standards

6 p.m. Magic City – classic rock, rhythm and blues, funk and originals

7 p.m. Project X – eclectic classic rock, obscure 80s covers, modern hits and originals

8 p.m.  Silver Travis – southern rock, country, blues and originals

9 p.m. Loaded Toad – southern and classic rock and blues

9:40 p.m. Star Spangled Banner – male vocal ensemble, Crossroads Baptist Church

9:45 p.m. Fireworks

The fireworks will round out the day at 9:45 p.m.

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