Date(s) - 07/03/2017
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Celebrating 70 years of Spirit and Tradition

Madison Rising, Americ’s Most Patriotic band performing Monday night followed by Gibson Fireworks

Events for the day include the very popular Cutest Baby Contest, two special performances by Allegheny River Dancers. Visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate Native American culture with a viewing of traditional dancing, done by the Allegany River Dancers.
The 4th of July Committee also added an opening act on Monday July 3rd. Opening for the Madison Rising band will be Mick Hayes @ 4:00 PM.  Mick has played with countless greats, not the least of which Stevie Wonder – who after hearing Mick, asked if he would join him on stage to sing with him and add a little harmonica to Mick’s “Those 3 Words”. He has also been billed alongside great artists such as Deep Purple, the Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, Dickie Betts, Delbert McClinton, Robin Trower, Cheap Trick, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, Najee, Los Lonely Boys and many others.  Having been recognized by The Grammy Awards Committee in 2016 in the “Best Traditional R&B Performance” and “Best R&B Song” categories for his single, “For Realski’s,” Mick is looking forward to what the future brings & his performance in Warren, Pa. on July 3r.
This years feature band is “Madison Rising”…. America’s Most Popular Patriotic Rock Band. Madison Rising is a hard-hitting rock band from the greater New York area. The band is led by Air Force Veteran Rio Hiett with support from Samuel Fishman, AJ Larsen and Tom DiPietro. After gaining national recognition for their rocked-out rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, they have toured around the world.  The band has promoted the ideals of patriotism and honored our veteran community around the world. With their newest release “Battered Not Broken”, they hope to bring more attention to issues like PTSD.
The band has performed at events such as NFL games, the opening ceremony of the 2014 Special Olympics, the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Police and Fire Games at RFK Stadium, at NASCAR, the 73rd Annual Motorcycle Rally at Sturgis, 2015 National Police Week on the West Lawn of the Capitol as well as many military, corporate and veteran events both at home and abroad. Madison Rising has opened for rock legends like Aerosmith & Lynyrd Skynyrd and country stars such as Trace Adkins & Toby Keith.
At 10:00 PM Gibson Fireworks Co. will light up the sky with our 70th annual Fireworks Display. This year’s display will be set to music & can be heard on your car radio. Plan to come early to get a good spot. This is a fireworks show spectators will be talking about for a long time.