Elvis and Alabama tribute artists are headlining the musical entertainment during Ripley's Independence Day Celebration.
Elvis and Alabama tribute artists are headlining the musical entertainment during Ripley’s Independence Day Celebration.
Dwight Icenhower and his band will bring his world championship sound of Elvis Presley. A native of Pomeroy, Ohio, Icenhower has entertained as “The King” for two decades, including a win in the 2016 Elvis Tribute Artist Championship.
His performance is at 6 p.m. July 4 on the I-77 Auto Group Concert Stage.
Making an East Coast swing from their California home is Tennessee River: A Tribute to Alabama. The 7-member group is performing at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. They have plenty of hits from which to choose as Alabama recorded 21 straight #1 singles.
The show is sponsored by Bruce Allen Pipeline Contractor.
“Dwight does an incredible Elvis tribute,” said Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader. “You will believe Alabama is on stage if you were to close your eyes when Tennessee River plays.”
Appearing by request is The Dave & Daphne Show. A group of touring Jackson County residents highly recommended the personable Nashville duet.
Dave Salyer is known as one of country music’s best guitarists, having played for Barbara Mandrell and others. Singer Daphne Anderson has deep roots in the Southern Gospel industry. They perform at 4 p.m. on July 4.
Ripley’s 4th will feature the talents of Rising Stars Kurt & Kami, Jordan Ford Starcher and WV Kids on First STARS at 2 p.m. following the Grand Parade.
Charleston Metro Band will have a concert of patriotic tunes at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30 on the courthouse lawn. The 40-member band is in its 25th year of performing around the Kanawha Valley. After playing in Ripley, the band travels to entertain those at The Greenbrier Resort.
An encore performance by Rick K & The Allnighters is 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 1 on the courthouse stage. “America’s Most Exciting Show Band” was a big hit last year with their “Rock n’ Roll Road Trip” from the 50s through the new millennium.
U-Turn takes the stage at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 2. The annual contemporary Christian performance is featuring Seventh Day Slumber and Ashes Remain.
The Class Act – an all-class reunion for Ripley High Alumni and friends begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Nashville’s Paul Pace will sing traditional country music including his “Ripley, WV” song. DJ Tom Hunter will keep the music rolling.
For celebration info, see Ripley4thofJuly.US or call 304-514-2609.