Balloons, Tunes, & BBQ Announces Lineup

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Another big country act is making his way to Bowling Green as a part of this year's U.S. Bank Balloons Tunes & BBQ presented by Houchens Industries. At an announcement Thursday morning, it was revealed that Randy Houser is headlining the Saturday night concert on September 7th. Houser has already had a number one single and his song "Runnin Outta Moonlight" is climbing its way up the charts. The festival is also scheduled to have plenty of hot air balloons along with something new this year.

"Staple of the event since 1990 has been hot air balloons. Certainly they're going to be back competing for $10,000 in prize money with pilots from all over the country. Also, this year we have other competitors with a regional barbecue cook off. We're going to have ten to 15 teams competing for barbecue championships in three different categories." said Craig Browning, Regional President of U.S. Bank.

The categories in competition are chicken, ribs, and pulled pork. Thursday night is "Kid's Night" and will feature Sesame Street puppeteer, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph. Carrara-Rudolph is best known as Abby Cadabby and has received three Emmy nominations. Officials also announced Friday night performers will include John Ford Coley, Al Stewart and Terry Sylvester as a part of Retro Night.

The price for admission is as follows:
Thursday: $5
Friday: $10
Saturday: $15

Each night is scheduled to include carnival rides and bounce houses. The event will run from September 5 through the morning of the 8 at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport.