What started out as an outdoor sporting and music event has evolved into a summertime must-attend show as the 20th annual Summer Slam returns to Salter’s Field on Sunday.
Organizer Ernie Walthour said he anticipates a large crowd this year.
“We think we are going to get anywhere between 18,000-20,000 people,” he said. “We’ve been taking many phone calls about it and it’s the buzz in town. I feel good about Summer Slam this weekend.
“We have a lot of entertainment that will be provided by different musical groups from Atlanta, Tampa, Fla., Virginia and here locally. We also have a new motorcycle show that we put in this year.”
Walthour said several local and out-of- town food and drink vendors have received their permits and will be on site to provide concessions.
He said the event is family friendly and added that past events have gone smoothly.
“We’ve been very pleased with that and I thank the sheriff’s department for all the officers they provide to keep us safe and allow us to put on a show like this at the level that it is at right now,” he said.
A music contest will start at 2 p.m. The car, bike and truck show will start at 3:30 p.m. and the concerts begin at 5 p.m.
Milkk Mann, Dirty Dollar, Fame Entertainment’s Lil’ Bunn and Dirty Red are scheduled to perform this year along with many more musicians and local talent.
The gates at Salter’s Field open at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.