The 48th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival, taking place from Aug. 8 through Aug. 10, will feature multi-award-winning country artist Rodney Atkins as this year’s headliner. Known for his chart-topping hits and genuine charm, Atkins is expected to deliver an unforgettable performance on the last day of the festival that will energize festival-goers.


Rodney Atkins, a prominent country music figure, was named Top New Male Vocalist at the ACM Awards. His hit “Watching You” topped the charts and was declared the Number One Song of the Decade by Country Aircheck, earning him a BMI “Million-Air” Award.


Atkins boasts six No. 1 singles, eight Top 5 singles and 3.8 billion career streams. He is one of the most-played male artists of the decade, having sold over 11.4 million units and earned ten Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum RIAA certifications. His latest Gold-certified single, “Caught Up In The Country (feat. The Fisk Jubilee Singers),” set a record for the longest-running single in Billboard Country Airplay history at 57 weeks. Atkins has performed on NBC’s TODAY Show, GMA’s Strahan & Sara and FOX & Friends.


“We are thrilled to welcome Rodney Atkins to the 48th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival,” festival organizer Christy Burns said. “His undeniable talent and genuine connection with fans make him the perfect headliner for this year’s event. Get ready for a night of music, laughter, and fun!”


Tickets are available at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce and General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $30 on the day of the show. Children’s tickets are $10; reserved seating is $45.


Don’t miss Rodney Atkins live at the 48th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival on August 10. Get your tickets early for a night of unforgettable music, delicious food and endless fun!


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