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WATCH: Ernie Pectol discusses Newark’s Times N’ Tradition’s fest coming Sept. 8

Country and rockabilly singer Narvel Felts will headline the 25th annual Times N’ Tradition (TNT) Festival at the Newark City Park, Saturday, Sept. 8, in Newark.

Felts, who hit the Billboard country singles charts with his version of Dobie Gray’s classic “Drift Away,” “All in the Name of Love,” and a cover of the soul classic, “Reconsider Me,” is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. His performance is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

This year’s TNT Festival will kick off with a pancake breakfast between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Newark Fire Department. After lining up behind the E-Z Mart at 9:30 a.m., the TNT parade will begin at 10 a.m. The beauty pageant is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start, and musical performances from artists such as Ashleigh Rogers, “Rockin'” Luke Stroud, the Zyndall Raney Band, a Johnny Rivers tribute from J.R. & the Secret Agent Band, J.R. Rogers & the All-Star Band are scheduled throughout the day. The event will conclude with a fireworks show at 10 p.m., following Felts’ performance. There will also be a carnival, crafts, food, kids games, prize drawings, and more. Admission is a $5 donation, while children 4 and under are admitted free. In case of rain, the entertainment will be held at the Cedar Ridge school gymnasium.

For more information, watch Gary B. visit with TNT’s Ernie Pectol in the White River Now studios below.

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