Last Moonbow Nights of the season to feature County Wide

County Wide performing at Corbin's Nibroc festival in 2017. | File Photo 

CORBIN — A fan favorite, local band is set to perform this Saturday in Nibroc Park as Moonbow Nights comes to a close.

The last Moonbow Nights until next spring will feature local favorites County Wide and neighboring Bourbon Branch.

No secret to Corbin, County Wide has gained popularity with their energetic show that excites and gets people on their feet. They started their journey in 2014 and caught on quickly. County Wide’s performances have spread to several different states and surrounding areas.

The band consists of Anthony Campbell, Aron Bunch, Steven Standifer and Travis Clem.

Following their Moonbow Nights show, County Wide is scheduled to perform several shows in Lexington, a show in Oregon as well as one in Tennessee.

Also founded in 2014 and playing Saturday for the Moonbow Nights season closer is Manchester’s Bourbon Branch. Logan Gray, Kenny Bolin, Cecil Smith, Mike Reynolds and Joe Spencer make up the country rock group.

Bourbon Branch mixes southern rock, country, blues, Motown, and a touch of Bluegrass in to their sound. The band is influenced by Blackberry Smoke, The Black Crowes, The Eagles, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Dwight Yoakam, The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few.

Downtown Manager Aaron Sturgill said he came in contact with Bourbon Branch through Tim Parks who helps organize local festivals including the Manchester Music Festival. After listening to one song, Sturgill was sold on the group.

As well as good music, Sturgill said there will be no shortage of good food for this event.

Old Town Grill will be back serving food as well as domestic beer. West Sixth Brewing will also be there for the craft beer lovers.

There will be plenty of food vendors to close out the season. New to the event is Tabitha’s Concessions and Games. This vendor will be selling funnel cakes, blooming onions and other festival foods sure to make hungry people happy.

Sturgill also suggests bringing lawn chairs and something to fan yourself with as the warm weather doesn’t look to be going anywhere.

Moonbow Nights concert T-shirts are still available and can be purchased for the now low price of $10. Cash only.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with Bourbon Branch opening.

While Moonbow Nights comes to a close this month, community members can look forward to the two-day October Festival scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 13 and Monday, Oct. 14.

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