Roots & Boots & Balloons Announces Classic County Music & Hot-air Balloon Festival On Saturday, August 24

“Roots & Boots & Balloons” Tickets Onsale Now

Bowman, SC – Yonder Field has announced that a family-oriented event, Roots & Boots & Balloons, will take place on Saturday, August 24. The event is produced by Swamp Buck Entertainment, an event-production company based in Orangeburg, SC. Swamp Buck Entertainment has produced several country music concerts in the Charleston area, and this will be their first event at Yonder Field.

This full day of family fun includes Roots & Boots 90s Electric Throwdown and tethered Hot-Air Balloon Rides. Kids 12 & under get in free. Orangeburg County Library will be on-hand to give out Free Books to Kids.

The Roots & Boots 90s Electric Throwdown is a wildly successful North American tour featuring multi-platinum country hit-makers Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye performing many of their hits on-stage-together for a one-of-a-kind experience.
The tethered Hot-Air Balloon Rides, affectionately called the “Library Lift-Off”, are being offered as a benefit for the Orangeburg County Library. The Balloonmeister for the event is Bill Whidden, who also oversees ballooning activity for the Northeast Balloon Festival that takes place in Northampton, Massachusetts each summer. The balloons will feature a Night Glow, where a half- dozen, brilliantly-colored balloons tower over the crowd, lighting up the night sky.

Anna Zacherl, Director of the Orangeburg County Library, says, “This is our second opportunity to partner with Yonder Field and we are so excited about this event. We interact with the community in many different ways and outside the walls of our branches are some of our favorite ways to meet the community members and share all the great things their libraries are doing. We currently have 6 branches and a bookmobile that is on the road most days. We are expanding the North Branch, as well as the Main Branch downtown. We want to get our resources and services to everyone in the county and the money raised in this event will help with that.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to host County Music’s legends at Yonder Field. This event will be the perfect send-off to the summer with great music and vibrant hot-air balloons. As the Orangeburg County Library is one of our beloved charitable partners, we welcome the opportunity to help raise funds and promote the great resources they bring to our county. All proceeds from the tethered balloon rides will go directly to the library. Also, It has been a great experience working with Swamp Buck Entertainment in the planning of this event and we look forward to working together again!”, says Stacie Darr, General Manager of Yonder Field.

SAMMY KERSHAW In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Sammy Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. He has released 16 studio albums, with three platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. More than 25 singles have entered the Top 40.

His platinum albums were propelled into the records books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart,”...and many other milestones.

AARON TIPPIN Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single “You’ve Got To Stand For Something.” His voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”, “That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You,” “My Blue Angel” and “Kiss This”. Five of his albums are certified “Gold” and a sixth CD—Read Between The Lines—stands at the “Platinum” level. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience.

COLLIN RAYE Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.

Schedule for Saturday, August 24 3pm Doors 4pm-7pm Live Music from Local Bands 4pm-10pm Tethered Balloon Rides, Food Trucks, Games 7pm-8pm Crawford & Power (band) 8:15pm-8:45pm Hot-Air Balloon Night Glow 8:30pm-10:30pm Roots & Boots featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye

Ticket Prices: Children 12 & under get in Free Limited Number of Early Bird Tickets ....$20 G/A Lawn....$27.50 Day of Show G/A Lawn....$35 VIP....$75 (Includes Preferred Parking, VIP Viewing Area, Designated Restrooms, Dedicated Bar) Tethered balloon rides....$20 per adult....$15 per child ages 12 & under. Parking....$10 per car

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Ticket Information All tickets are on-sale now and may be obtained on Eventbrite by visiting

Directions to Yonder Field Conveniently located between Charleston and Columbia, Yonder Field is at Exit 159 off of I-26, just 10 miles north of the I-26 and I-95 Interchange in Bowman. Venue address is 180 Log Cabin Rd., Bowman, SC 29018
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