Hello Goodbye: Lineup changes shake up Manchester Music Fest

By Matt Wickstrom

Goodbye June. Photo by Jason Myers

MANCHESTER, Ky. — Manchester Music Festival has shuffled the deck of performers for it’s second annual gathering from Aug. 29-31 in downtown Manchester, Ky.

After previously scheduled headliners Turnpike Troubadours announced on May 31 an indefinite hiatus, festival organizers have drawn an ace of spades in Zeppelin-esque southern rockers Goodbye June to fill the spot left behind. The energetic group from Nashville has been busy in recent months touring with Greta Van Fleet, ZZ Top and Blackberry Smoke.

Additionally, previously scheduled performer Deana Carter, who had to cancel her performance for unforeseen circumstances, will be replaced by Mississippi rock ‘n rollers Bishop Gunn.

The new additions to the festival join previously the announced Ward Davis, Cody Canada & The Departed, The Cleverlys, Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Mountain Heart, Bourbon Branch, Whiskey River, Waylon Nelson, Jonathan New, Jericho Woods, Tanner Horton and Allen Thacker; Chris Minton, Alice Blue Gown, Lauren Beeler and Derek Isaacs.

Manchester Music Festival is organized by a committee that includes Tim Parks, president; James Collins, vice president; Connie Downey, treasurer; Jessalynn Bowman, secretary; Kenneth Bolin, Board of Directors; Charles Weaver, Board of Directors; Paul Duram, member; Shawn Feltner, member; and Logan Gray, member.

For more information on Manchester Music Festival, visit manchestermusicfest.com.


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