Celebrate ‘patriotism with music’ with Michael Ray; tickets on sale today for KONY ‘4th of July Celebration’

ST. GEORGE — With just six weeks to go, anticipation is growing for KONY Country’s “4th of July Celebration” spectacular, and now that KONY ticket stops have ended, tickets will officially go on sale to the public Friday at 10 a.m.

Image courtesy of Michael Ray, St. George News

Country singer Michael Ray, headliner for Southern Utah’s biggest Independence Day party, said he is excited to come to St. George and help celebrate what it means to be free on America’s big day.

“Acknowledging and honoring our servicemen and women and the sacrifices they and their families have made for our freedom is very important to me,” Ray told St. George News. “I am really looking forward to seeing people come together to celebrate patriotism with music and a record-breaking scene of sparklers at the 99.9 KONY Country’s ‘4th of July Celebration.’”

Dozens of lucky 99.9 listeners have already been able to win their entrance to the show at special ticket stops all around town during the past two weeks, and KONY DJ Marty Lane said the crowds have been growing bigger at every event.

“People are super, super excited,” he said, adding that Ray is one of the biggest stars in country music, and combined with opening act Jason McNabb, he expects it to be a great show.

Country singer Michael Ray, date and location unspecified | Photo courtesy of Michael Ray, St. George News

“He’s just killing it in country music right now,” Lane said.

The video for Ray’s latest single “Her World or Mine” released two weeks ago, has already raked in 4.8 million views on YouTube.

Tickets for the show at Trailblazer Stadium go on sale at 10 a.m. through a link on KONY’s website and at Dixie State University’s online ticket site.

This year’s concert was made possible with the support of Ken Garff St. George Ford, The Lifetime Store, Andrus Transportation, Ram Company, Little Ceaser’s Pizza, Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center, SkyWest Airlines, Boulevard Home, Dixie State University and the city of St. George.

Unfortunately ticket stops have ended, but Lane said there will be more chances to win in the coming weeks and to stay tuned to 99.9  and “Marty and Amy in the morning” for the latest updates.

More information about Ray and his music can be found on his official website and at Facebook, Twitter and his Instagram @michaelraymusic.

About Trailblazer Stadium

Dixie State’s Trailblazer Stadium is located at 505 S. 700 East in St. George.

Gates will open July 4 at 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m.

Parking is limited, so please plan ahead and come early to park and walk to the stadium. To save time, have your tickets out and ready to be scanned before you get to the gate.

If your tickets are on your phone, have the brightness turned to the highest setting before you approach the gate.

Rules and regulations for the celebration are as follows:

  • Everyone must have a ticket – no exceptions.
  • No outside food or drinks except water. No coolers. There will be a bag check at the entrance.
  • No gum, sunflower seeds, weapons and pets.
  • No strollers, wagons or umbrellas.
  • Blankets encouraged. No chairs on track or field.
  • DSU concessions will be open, as well as food truck city and drink stations.
  • Entry is first come, first served. No saving seats or areas.
  • Same with parking. Save time: Take a taxi or an Uber.
  • No alcohol, smoking or tobacco products allowed.
  • No re-entry after your ticket has been scanned.
  • When leaving, please clean up and use trash cans provided on site.

For more information see the 99.9 KONY Country website.

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