Brierfest making a return

The City of Greenbrier, in partnership with the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses, will present Brierfest, a family-friendly festival, Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 23, at Greenbrier High School. It will feature live music, a car show, craft and food vendors, carnival rides, talent and beauty contests and sports tournaments.

Greenbrier is proud to bring Brierfest to town for the first time in many years. Proceeds will benefit the Chamber’s scholarship fund and future endowment, which provides scholarships to local students.

Visit brierfest.com for a full line up of entertainment and more details about the event and car show, talent contest and beauty pageant registration, and vendor and sponsor information. T-shirts will soon be available for advanced purchase at the site as well.

“It’s been a long time since we had a community-wide event, so we decided to bring back Brierfest and make it bigger and better than ever,” said Greenbrier Mayor Sammy Joe Hartwick. “Greenbrier is such a family-friendly town,” added Chamber of Commerce president Audreya Cole Brown. “It was important to us to plan a festival that would appeal to a wide variety of ages and interests and help highlight the great things going on here.”

The Kentucky Headhunters will headline the event with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening. The Shotgun Billys and former American Idol contestant Kailey Able perform earlier in the day. Local favorite Matt Stell will be featured on Friday evening. Many others will keep the First Security Stage rocking throughout the weekend.

Most events will take place at Greenbrier High School and the nearby baseball complex on Garrett Road. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating for concert events. For information regarding the sports tournaments, please contact Justin Thomas at [email protected]. Visit brierfest.com for other festival details or contact Shellie O’Quinn at [email protected].