Freedom Fest 2019 features local musicians and fireworks

For the fifth year, City Church will be hosting Freedom Fest. For the third year, the event will be held at Beaver Fork Lake. This year the Freedom Fest is June 29th from 5 pm until dark concluding with a spectacular fireworks show.

Admission is free. There will be a variety of food trucks which are listed on the website. This year’s musicians include Bree Ogden, Dee Dee Jones, The City Boyz, and the sounds of DJ Ryan Storey.

Just a reminder, there is no smoking and no alcohol policy. Freedom Fest event organizers are encouraging attendees to carpool to the event due to limited parking at Beaver Fork Lake.

Things to know before you go:

  • dog-friendly, leashes required & please be respectful of other attendees
  • smoking (includes tobacco & vaping) and alcohol is not allowed
  • consider carpooling since parking near the area is limited
  • bring a blanket or lawn chair to relax in
  • FIREWORKS will start around 9:20 pm
  • boating ramp will close at 4 pm and reopen after

The Freedom Fest Musicians

Bree Ogden

Bree Ogden
Bree Ogden at Toad Suck Daze

“Arkansas native, Bree Ogden is a Country Singer/Songwriter, a true Southern girl with fiery red hair with charming Southern drawl.”

I had the chance to watch Bree at Toad Suck Daze and she did not disappoint. She has garnered some attention among country music in Arkansas too. She picked up the 2019 Young Artist of the Year after being nominated in 2018.

About the Freedom Fest, she told me,

I’m so excited to be apart of Freedom Fest this year! I grew up right down the road in Little Rock and consider Conway home too. I’m uber excited to be playing so close to home and even more excited it’s all because of Freedom Fest!


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Dee Dee Jones

Dee Dee Jones
Dee Dee Jones

Dee Dee Jones grew up in a musical home getting her first opportunities singing in her church. Early on, Jones knew that she was supposed to be a singer. Performing at many local venues, Jones brings a powerful, soulful sound to her performances.

Jones is looking forward to performing at Freedom Fest. She told me via email,

I’ve heard so many awesome things about Freedom Fest and I’m so excited to be one of the performers this year. Me & my band are looking forward to the food, fun & fireworks! We will be bringing a variety of old school mixed with new school soul music. I’m looking forward to a day full of fun!!


The City Boyz

The City Boyz

“Find a few good buddies, start a band,” is exactly what City Boyz did. The group has been friends for years, some for over a decade. Music has always been part of their lives. According to the band

The band noted,

Music has always been a part of our lives. The goal of our shows is that whether you like country, rock, rap, pop, TV show theme songs or anything in between, you’d have a good time, regardless of age! We all have different tastes and have been inspired by different genres of music, so we don’t limit our shows to one type.

Band member Carson Bray told me,

I’m such a fan of things worth celebrating! The food, the laughs, and ultimately the people! There’s something heavenly that happens when humans gather as a result of freedom. Sports events can’t touch it; there’s no winner or looser. Concerts can’t compare; there’s no ending of the show. Freedom is what we are celebrating, it’s unending and it’s for everyone!

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It all happens at Beaver Fork Lake.

Those interested can learn more about the event at the Freedom Fest Facebook Event page.

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