Summer Salute has quickly become Hopkinsville’s largest event in just two short years. An estimated 25,000 people attended over the 2018 two-day event, a daily increase after the 2018 three-day festival that centered around the Solar Eclipse. The festival is now positioned as a staple event in Hopkinsville and the region for years to come. Food and merchant vendors, live entertainment, rides and a variety of attractions make this event a true gem of the south. The 2019 edition of Summer Salute settles into a two-day format over Friday and Saturday with musical entertainment throughout both days. Saturday night headliner is country legend Joe Diffie, with special guest Walker Montgomery opening the show. Friday night’s top billing act features the showmanship of The Jimmy Church Band, as front man Jimmy Church continues to wow audiences. We will toss an 80th birthday part for Jimmy during his performance this summer.