Wilson leads Oct. 15 concert effort


LEBANON -- Singer/songwriter Gretchen Wilson is heading up plans for the Wilson County Homegrown Concert set for Saturday, Oct. 15, to benefit the Bradley Barn Wilson County Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Bradley family and friends have been looking for a location for the Bradley Barn historical items from its recording days in Mt. Juliet.

From these meetings, the concept was discussed with country music stars who call Wilson County home, and Wilson took the lead in doing a concert to establish a building fund for the proposed project.

The Agricultural Center Management Committee and the Fiddlers Grove Foundation will be meeting in the near future to explore the concept of a building that could become a venue for concerts, tour groups and other events as well as being a museum for Wilson County Country Music stars.

The Oct. 15 concert will be open-air at the James E. Ward Agricultural Centerin Lebanon with gates to open at 5 p.m. and the concert to begin at 6.Wilson is enlisting other friends to be a part of this concert in which the total proceeds will go to the building fund.

General admission tickets will sell for $30 and VIP seating will sell for $45.If you purchase general admission tickets you will need to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. The VIP seating will have chairs in front of stage.

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Sept. 15, online at www.fiddlersgrove.org, Wilson County Fair Office at the Ward Ag Center (tickets can be picked up the day of the concert at the Will Call Office or at the Fair Office prior to the concert), Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office, Mt. Juliet/Wilson Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office and the following locations of Wilson Bank & Trust:Main Office at 623 West Main, Lebanon; Watertown Office, Mt. Juliet Office at 1476 North Mt. Juliet Road, Donelson at 217 Donelson Pike, Carthage, Smithville, Hartsville, Gallatin and Murfreesboro at 802 North West Broad.

VIP tickets will be sold online and at the Wilson County Fair Office only.For more information, call 443-2626.