City teens to host Labor Day concert
Franklin County residents who are looking for some Labor Day entertainment close to home will get their wish this year thanks to two young singers and a host of other young talent in the area.
Local singers Brooklyn Hall and Blaze Bishop will host Brooklyn and Blaze’s Summer’s End Labor Day Concert, which is a free event, on September 5 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Five Oaks Park near the A.W. Todd Centre in Russellville.
This will be the second annual concert for the two girls who are featured singers at many events across the county. Blaze Bishop’s father, Frank Bishop, said last year’s concert drew a crowd on 500 on Labor Day.
“We have an event on the first Saturday of the month at Goodsprings, but it had grown to where we needed more space,” Frank Bishop said.
“We have so many talented kids in this area that I really wanted to start this concert as a way for them to showcase what they have.”
Blaze Bishop and Hall will host the concert as well as perform. Other singers include Lauren Mae Sturdivant, Ethan Pharr, Savannah Mills, Sera Stancil, Erica Smith, Kody Madden, Lindsay Lewis, Jesse Black and and Allegro County. This year’s featured performer will be Cody Bowen.
“This concert gives young people the chance to get involved and it also gives the people here something fun to do on Labor Day,” Blaze Bishop said. “I think it encourages people who like to sing to get some good experience and learn to perform.”
“This concert is a more laid back atmosphere so it’s a lot of fun,” Hall added. “With a bigger crowd you can get people into the songs and just have a good time while you’re singing.”
Blaze Bishop said the city of Russellville, including the mayor, park and rec department and street department, have been instrumental in helping them set up the concert, and she and Hall are excited the big day is only a little over a week away.
“We’ll have a great mix of music from country to rock to ‘70s, so it will be something that everyone can enjoy,” she said. “Many of our school friends came last year and said they really enjoyed it, so we hope even more people will come out this year.”
Those who attend the concert will need to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, the concert will be relocated to the Ralph Bishop Community Center.