Herd Racing and team sponsor Risen Son Graphics are teaming up to bring contemporary Christian music to this summer's Huntington Classic festival events.
Nationally-recognized groups Consumed by Fire and Seventh Day Slumber will take to the stage on Friday, July 25 at Harris Riverfront Park to open three days of powerboat racing, music and fun for the whole family.
"We are trying to make this year's Huntington Classic race events a race experience that fans, racers and everyone connected with tunnel boat racing will put at the top of their schedule each year," said Dana Tomes, Herd Racing's pilot and one of a handful of organizers of the Huntington race event. "Each year it has gotten a little better, but 2014 is the year that it is going to expand tremendously. It is going to be a boat racing experience like few others out there."
Herd Racing and sponsor Risen Son Graphics are working to recruit additional sponsors for the Friday evening opening concerts. The festival has tabbed Friday night as "Family Night" which will cater to families and children, including a full carnival of amusement rides by Myers Amusements.
"There will be no beer sales on Friday and all of the activities, vendors, carnival and concerts will be family friendly," Tomes said. "We want Friday's activities to be free and want every family to come and feel welcome, and experience quality entertainment from when we open at 11 in the morning until we close at 11 that night."
Seventh Day Slumber, based in Texas, has had many Top 40 hits, including two to reach the Top 10 on the contemporary Christian charts. You can hear a sample of their songs at https://www.facebook.com/seventhdayslumber/app_2405167945.
Consumed by Fire, based in Oklahoma, is best known for it's inspirational song "All I'm Living For." You can sample their songs at http://www.reverbnation.com/consumedbyfire.
For a complete list of entertainment and activities planned for this summer's Huntington Classic, you can visit the event website at www.huntingtonclassic.com.