Diamond Rio is set to headline the 43rd Annual Hope Watermelon Festival on Saturday, August 10, at 8:30PM. Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 6, with a special one-day “early bird” discounted ticket price of $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-10.

According to a press release, early bird tickets will be sold at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or online at hempsteadhall.com. Also on June 6, everyone who buys a ticket to see Confederate Railroad on Friday, June 7 at Hempstead Hall will receive one free general admission ticket to the Watermelon Festival Concert featuring Diamond Rio.

After this one-day sale, advanced tickets for the Diamond Rio concert will be $15 for adults; day of show tickets will be $20. Children’s tickets will be $6 on the day of the show. All reserved tickets are $40.

The concert will be held on the CMC Stage inside Hope Fair Park. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Opening for Diamond Rio will be Arkansas' own Wyatt Puttman.

Wyatt Putman


For more information about the concert, contact the Hope Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce at 870-777-3640 or the UAHT Foundation at 870-722-8516.