Travis Tritt to play Fairgrounds

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Country music superstar Travis Tritt makes his only area appearance at the upcoming Rock, Ribs & Ridges Festival at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta on June 24.

A two-time Grammy winner and three-time CMA Award winner, Tritt (“Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You With My Heart,” “Foolish Pride,” “Best of Intentions,” “Here’s a Quarter Call Someone Who Cares”) has had seven albums certified platinum or higher and has charted more than 40 times on the Hot Country Songs charts including five number one songs.

Tritt has been a mainstay of country music for more than 25 years and continues to display strong sales, sold-out shows and stays true and relevant to country music and Southern rock fans across the globe.

His conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and a musical assertiveness further set him apart.

So does his force in sports appearances, having performed at the 1996 Olympics, two Super Bowls, a World Series game, the opening of the Georgia Dome, the final Braves game at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, and the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball championship.

Presented by Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, the 9th annual Rock, Ribs & Ridges festival offers two days of great music and mouthwatering BBQ as legendary artists and top competitive rib teams from around the country heat up this summer’s outdoor concert season.

This year’s summer bash, June 23-24, 2018, combines a large dose of returning fan favorites with a full day of country music.

“We did a survey and people said they’d like to see more country this year,” said Festival Producer Howard Freeman of Promo1. “So we’ll open with a full day of Southern rock favorites headed by The Outlaws and Artimus Pyle on Saturday then offer a great mix with Travis Tritt, who is an absolute superstar, and pioneers such as Poco and the legendary performers from The Band, on Sunday.”

Festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy great barbecue served up by top pitmasters from around the country who will also be competing in a juried rib cook-off for cash prizes and the coveted titles of “Best Ribs” and “Best Sauce.” Attendees can vote for their favorite “ribber” through the Weis Markets People’s Choice award.

“We’re proud of the festival atmosphere we’ve created,” said Freeman. “It’s more than the great music, great food and craft beers on tap. We have VIP shaded seating, meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists, group table seating in our Miller Mezzanine, and the ability to camp out or stay on site in your RV with exclusive bonus concerts. It’s a true experience.”

For tickets, information and the complete concert lineup, visit

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