• Fun Fest Announces Matthew West to Headline Tonight’s Concert

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    July 22, 2021
    Fun Fest Announces Matthew West
    to Headline Tonight’s Concert

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  
    Emily Thompson
    Fun Fest
    Mobile: (423) 863-2960
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Thursday, July 22, 2021) Late yesterday evening the Fun Fest team received word that due to illness, CROWDER will be unable to perform in Kingsport on Thursday night at the Contemporary Christian Concert.
    While disappointed in this turn of events, Fun Fest organizers are happy to announce that five-time Grammy nominated artist Matthew West will now be the headliner for tomorrow night’s show with openers Andrew Ripp and Tyla Boyd.
    “We are no stranger to adversities,” said Emily Thompson, Fun Fest Director. “While we are disappointed that CROWDER is unable to make the trip, we wish their band member a speedy recovery. Adversity creates opportunity and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome Dove, AMA and Billboard award-winning artist Matthew West to Kingsport.”
    All tickets purchased in advance for the Thursday night Contemporary Christian Concert will still be valid. Tickets are available for purchase at the gate for $20.
    The concert begins at 7 p.m. at J Fred Johnson Stadium.
    The Kingsport Chamber is composed of two non-profit organizations:  the Kingsport Chamber Foundation (501(c)(3)) and Kingsport Chamber of Commerce (501(c)(6)). 
    The Kingsport Chamber Foundation manages, promotes, supports and assists a number of charitable, educational, environmental, leadership, quality of life and wellness programs that have a tremendous impact on the Kingsport community.
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber Foundation include:  Communications & Development; Downtown Concert Series; Downtown Kingsport Association; Education & Workforce Development; Fun Fest; Healthy Kingsport; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport Leadership Programs (Leadership Kingsport, PEAK Young Professionals, S.C.R.E.A.M.! and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; Tennessee/Virginia Scholars; and Visit Kingsport.
    The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area. 
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce include:  Communications & Development; Government Relations; and Membership.  The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce has nearly 1,000 members.
    For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800.  We’re social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Chamber, our Twitter account, @kptchamber, on Instagram or our YouTube channel.
    Emily Thompson, Director of Fun Fest & Special Events | Visit Kingsport
    ethompson@visitkingsport.com, o: (423) 392-8824 | c: (423) 863-2690