4/17/2014 5:12 PM
by Rachael Cardin
BECKLEY - An annual fair announced this year's featured performers for the upcoming July fundraiser.
The YMCA of Southern West Virginia made a big announcement about the 11th Annual Friends of Coal Auto Fair, scheduled for July 18-20. YMCA CEO Jay Rist said Jake Owen's 'Days of Gold Tour has scheduled a stop in Beckley for the Saturday night concert. Kellie Pickler will be co-starring that evening as well. Rist said these are the biggest acts they've ever had at the fair and tickets will sell out fast. He also said tickets are affordably priced and all proceeds go towards YMCA programming and keeping up facilities. Rist said this event would have never grown without the support from community sponsors.
"They understand how big it is for our area to be able to support a complex like this and programs through the Y. They wan to be on board for something big. I'd say this is probably the single largest community supported event in West Virginia because of the people involved," said Rist.
Tickets to the concert can be found at friendsofcoalautofair.com and go on sale April 28th at 10 AM.