MOREHEAD – Morehead State University Athletics has announced that country music duo Halfway to Hazard will perform a free concert prior to the Eagles’ home football opener against Kentucky Christian on Saturday, Sept. 19. The concert and the game will coincide with Family Weekend.
The Halfway to Hazard concert will take place at 4:45 p.m. in the Academic Athletic Center parking lot in conjunction with a day-long tailgate celebration. In addition to the free concert, the tailgate area will also include a photo keychain booth, caricature artist, balloon artist, Kids Zone and concessions.
Halfway to Hazard will also perform a full concert at a Friday Night Pep Rally. The location is yet to be determined.
“This will be a big time event, not only for Morehead State University, but also for the city of Morehead and our more than 36,000 alumni that live within 100 miles from us,” said Brad Smith, Assistant AD for External Affairs. “We are expecting a great crowd, so bring the family to the event and then cheer on the Eagles at the game.”
The duo Halfway to Hazard is composed of singer-songwriters David Tolliver and Chad Warrix, both southeastern Kentucky natives. Their debut single, “Daisy”, was a Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Country charts, and they performed the National Anthem prior to the 2007 NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field.
The football game, which will kick at 7 p.m., has been designated as a “whiteout” in honor of Craig Mullins, the MSU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach who passed away last May from lung cancer. All fans are encouraged to dress in white. Fans can also purchase a “whiteout” t-shirt and a ticket to the game for just $20 in advance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mullins family.