Charlie Daniels Band set for Concert in the Cornfield

By Ryne Turke on September 11, 2015 at 9:44am

The Charlie Daniels Band is set to take the stage tomorrow night at the South Jacksonville Concert in the Cornfield Celebration.

The Grammy winning county act has released a total of 30 albums and is known for hits like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, “Uneasy Rider” and “The South’s Gonna Do It.”

Local band Broseph E. Lee will serve as the opening act.

Celebration co-chair Paula Stewart says changes will be made this year to mirror ticket sales at the Sangamon County Fair.

“The day of the event it is just $20 cash. We will stamp your hand with a special stamp and then you are in. Other than that it should be very simple. We have eliminated buying a lot of tickets. Hopefully we can get people in quickly so they can find their spot,” says Stewart.

Stewart says guests in attendance will have a variety of options for foods to eat and VIP tickets will eat and drink for free.

Concert gates, located at 200 Comfort Drive, open at 6 p.m. and the show is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

To hear more about the concert and the annual South Jacksonville parade check out the interview with Stewart and fellow co-chair Kevin Eckhart on the “What’s On Your Mind?” section of our website.