Hanover prepares to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg

March 13, 2013 by  

July marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg during the US Civil War, and tickets have just gone on sale.

The anniversary will be marked by a two-day country music festival at Redding Farm, about a half hour’s drive from nearby Hanover. The festival will feature some of the most reputable names in country music. Each night of the festival will finish with a breathtaking fireworks display and laser show.

Musical acts scheduled to perform include Craig Morgan, Emerson Drive, Sarah Darling, Brett Eldredge, Montgomery Gentry, Brittany Opperman, and Craig Campbell. The pyrotechnics will be produced by Zambelli Fireworks.

A mechanical bull will be available for brave festival-goers to attempt to ride. There will also be karaoke and the chance to win backstage passes to meet the performers. Festival attendees might want to make use of Hanover business card printing before the event, so that they can easily enter the raffles and contests for backstage passes.

The festival is sponsored the radio station Great Country 107.7 WGTY and Gettysburg Country Music Tribute LLC. Proceeds from the summertime festival will benefit the Sgt. Mac Memorial Foundation & National Wreath Project, which was started in 2006 in the memory and honor of Marine Sgt. Eric McColley of Gettysburg. The foundation provides scholarships to local students and places wreaths on the graves of thousands of fallen soldiers at Gettysburg and Quantico National Cemeteries each Christmas.

Tickets went on sale on March 8. People can purchase either single-day or two-day tickets to the event, which starts at 5:00 pm on July 12 and continues at 2:00 pm on July 13.