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Red, White & Boom kicks off in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Families in Lexington are continuing to celebrate America's birthday on Saturday with the Red, White and Boom festival.

The festival kicked off Saturday afternoon at the Whitaker Bank Ball Park.

Nationally recognized performers are performing through the weekend.

"This getup? It just kind of came together. I acquired the bandana through a gamble and bought the shirt, just happened to come upon it," one attendee says.

Thousands packed into the stadium on Saturday, many of whom were proudly wearing plenty of patriotic attire as they attended the annual Red, White and Boom music festival.

"It's outside and Fourth of July, celebrate Independence Day and everything that America stands for," an attendee says.

Country music artists like Lee Brice and Jamie Lynn Spears played to a sold-out crowd.

The U.S. Marine Core used the concert as a recruiting platform and they said they not only had a great turnout, they also got the chance to be a part of an event that features the very freedoms they've been fighting to uphold.

"I'm very honored to be part of the United States Marine Core and I like the fact that all of these people have taken very busy schedules and they've stopped and come together to at least celebrate in some way. A way to show that we're free because this man and this woman have risked their lives fighting for us," a US marine says.

The gates open on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. for the second round of concerts.

If you're planning on going to Sunday's event, you can park at LexMark on New Circle Road and LexTran will provide a shuttle from there to the ballpark for $2.


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