Joe Diffie will be the headliner at the 2017 Hope Watermelon Festival Concert Saturday, August 12 at 8:30PM.  Early Bird tickets will be available for one day only on Thursday, June 15, at a discounted price of $12 for General Admission.

Early Bird tickets will only be available online at and at the Hope Chamber of Commerce Office located at 101 West 2nd St. in Hope, AR.

Prices for advance tickets will increase to $15 on June 16. Reserved VIP Tickets are $40.00. Get your General Admission tickets on June 15 and save money.

Opening for Joe Diffie will be country rock artist Dillan Cate of Northeast Arkansas.

The 41 Annual Watermelon Festival in Hope is Thursday August, 10 through Saturday August, 12.

For more information about the Watermelon Festival Concert, call (870) 722-8516.

For more information about the 41st Annual Hope Watermelon Festival, visit