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1:43 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Date Set for Bowling Green's Annual Balloons, Tunes, and BBQ

U.S. Bank is the title sponsor of the 24th annual Balloons, Tunes, and BBQ festival in Bowling Green.
U.S. Bank is the title sponsor of the 24th annual Balloons, Tunes, and BBQ festival in Bowling Green.
Credit Lisa Autry

A summer tradition returns to Bowling Green September 4-7.  It’s the 24th annual Balloons, Tunes, and BBQ Festival that raises money for charity. 

Organizers held a kickoff celebration Thursday at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. 

All proceeds from the event will benefit United Way of Southern Kentucky, which puts the money back into the community.

"It literally goes to help people from cradle to grave, whether it's Wee Care Nursery that provides affordable daycare so that a mom can go to school or work or all the way up to Hospice at the end stages of your life," said United Way Marketing and Communications Director Mandy Hicks.  "This is a great opportunity to have some fun and give back."

The event, which features hot air balloons, music,  food, rides, and competitions raised more than $60,000 last year. 

This year’s concert  lineup includes Nashville recording artists David Nail, Jana Kramer, and The Farm.