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Country Star Dylan Scott to Perform at Freedom Fest

Posted June 3, 2022 in Community Events by Anna Subler

The City of Hilliard is excited to announce the return of Freedom Fest on July 2 with live music by multi-platinum country singer Dylan Scott.

Scott has two No. 1 singles, “My Girl” and “Nobody,” as well as Top 5 hit “Hooked.” The Louisiana native was nominated for iHeart Radio Music Award’s “Best New Country Artist” in 2019 and has toured with Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, and Chris Young. He’s also known for his ode to his wife, “Nobody,” which earned him a 2021 CMT Music Award.

Opening for Scott at Freedom Fest will be Alexandra Kay and Lee Gantt.

Born and raised in the heart of the Midwest, Gantt is a singer and songwriter from Columbus who blends old-style country lyrics and new-school country melodies.

Independent country music artist Alexandra Kay’s songs and collaborations have been viewed hundreds of millions of times across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Her growing fanbase has allowed her to become friends with country music legend Randy Travis and get invited on tour by Tim McGraw in 2022.

Freedom Fest will take place on Saturday, July 2, at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr. Attendees will enjoy live music from nationally known artists, a large kid zone, food trucks and one of the biggest fireworks shows in central Ohio.

Franklin County Agriculture Society’s Independence Day Parade will take place on Monday, July 4. The annual parade will start at 9 a.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds with a new route. From the fairgrounds it will head south down Main Street, continue east on Cemetery Road, north on Norwich Street, then north on Columbia Street and end back at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. There will be street closures in the area of the parade and parking will be limited.

Freedom Fest event schedule

  • Pool hours – noon-4 p.m.
  • Food trucks – 3-11 p.m.
  • Kid Zone – 5-9 p.m.
  • Chalk art – 5- 9 p.m.
  • Stilt walkers – 6-9 p.m.
  • Shuttle service – 6-11 p.m.
  • Live music by Lee Gantt – 5:15-6:15 p.m. (Main Stage)
  • Live music by Alexandra Kay – 6:45-7:45 p.m. (Main Stage)
  • Live music by Dylan Scott – 8:20-9:30 p.m. (Main Stage)
  • National Anthem by Hilliard Davidson High School student Lisa Curtis – 9:45 p.m.
  • Fireworks – dusk

Watch the City of Hilliard’s website, social media, and weekly “Hilliard Happenings” digital newsletter in the coming weeks for more details, including an event map, rules and regulations, and more.

Thank you to the following Freedom Fest sponsors:

Credit Union of Ohio, Independents Fiber Network, Japanese Automotive Services and Autism Society of Ohio.

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