The final act in the musical lineup for the 66th annual NIBROC Festival has been announced as country artist Cort Carpenter will take to the main stage Thursday night.
Carpenter, whose 2015 hit, “Let Me See Your Koozie,” has become a summer party anthem for fans.
The title song from Carpenter’s 2016 album, “What Were We Drinking,” has a music video on YouTube that has been viewed more than 1.3 million times.
Carpenter has toured with several top names including: Brantley Gilbert and Dierks Bentley.
Cort Carpenter encourages everyone to go check out his music on Spotify and other platforms to learn the lyrics to his songs. He wants everyone to be able to sing along with him.
Cort said he wants to bring the “Nashville experience” to Corbin. Although he has never been to Corbin, he said he is excited for this opportunity.
He said that he believes that he has, “music everyone can relate to regardless of his or her mood.” Cort will be performing a mixture of his original songs and covers.
Carpenter is scheduled to take to the stage at 9 p.m.
“He and his band put on one of the best live shows you’ll see,” said Bruce Carpenter, Director of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the event.
NIBROC will begin August 8 with the opening of the carnival and continue through Aug. 11.
Visitors may purchase armbands each night to ride all of the rides that night for one price. The armbands will be $10 Wednesday and $20 Thursday through Saturday.
Musical entertainment is scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Pistol Whip will take to the stage at 7 p.m. Friday followed by Billy Brown at 9.
River Rising will open the show at 7 p.m. Saturday followed by County Wide at 9 p.m.
“They will be bringing people from Nashville to shoot a video during the show,” Carpenter said of County Wide.
More information about the festival is available online at on the NIBROC Festival Facebook page or on the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce web page.