Tickets for June 8 are $10 either in advance or at the gate before 4 p.m.; they will increase to $15 at the gate after 4 p.m. Kids six and under get in free. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. Eddy Raven is set for 7 p.m. followed by Jo Dee Messina at 8:30 p.m. with the fireworks extravaganza ending the show.
Tickets will go on sale by May 1 at outlets throughout the region including Searcy, Batesville, Jonesboro and Newport. Annual Portfest-related activities include a bass fishing tournament, 5K walk and run, a kids fishing derby, two-person golf scramble and horseshoe pitching contest. Portfest welcomes Kenny's Funland Carnival on June 5-8 at Jacksonport State Park. In addition, attractions for kids of all ages are free with admission on June 8 and include horse rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, trackless train rides, fireworks show and much more.
Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs! Coolers are welcome, but there will be a $10 cooler fee at the gate. Free parking. A complete schedule of events will be updated soon at www.portfest.org. For faster announcements, "like" Portfest Festival on Facebook.