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The Vidalia Onion Festival Committee is excited to announce the 2024 Vidalia Onion Festival Friday Night Concert, headlined by Georgia's own country sensation and Grand Ole Opry member, Lauren Alaina! The multi-platinum artist is all set to dazzle with an unforgettable performance, featuring her new single at country radio "Thicc As Thieves" and selections from her newly released EP, 'Unlocked.' The three-time chart-topper, known for her powerful vocals, dynamic stage presence, and high-profile performances, is expected to draw fans from across the country to the festival.


Grand Ole Opry member and Big Loud Records powerhouse Lauren Alaina is unlocking a new era, releasing her debut EP with the label out now. The six-song set fittingly titled Unlocked reintroduces the multi-faceted star, stripping back every layer and allowing fans to know her more than ever before. Alaina has earned three chart-topping hits: RIAA platinum-certified “Road Less Traveled,” 7x platinum “What Ifs” with her childhood friend Kane Brown, and 2x platinum “ONE BEER” with labelmate HARDY + Devin Dawson. The Georgia-born force, who American Songwriter notes is “on a seemingly limitless upward trajectory,” has shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, and Jason Aldean. She's headlined two raved-about tours, the sold-out That Girl Was Me Tour and bar-raising On Top Of The World Tour Presented by Maurices. The gold-medal vocalist has performed on some of the highest-profile stages in the world including PBS' A Capitol Fourth, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, CBS' Beyond The Edge, TODAY, Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, ABC's CMA Fest specials, CMA and ACM Awards, Nickelodeon's All That, Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day halftime performance, MLB's World Series national anthem performance, a performance at the White House for President Obama, and more.

The Friday Night lineup includes additional performances showcasing two more of Georgia's rising stars who will bring their distinctive blend of energy and music to the festival. Joining Lauren Alaina is Georgia’s own Austin Snell, infusing the stage with his unique 'grunge country' style, and RVSHVD, another Georgia native, whose soulful melodies and authentic country flair have endeared him to fans across the country.

This year's festival not only features stellar musical performances but will also see the return of the awe-inspiring airshow by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, making Vidalia the only Georgia show site for these highflying artists in 2024.

"We are beyond excited to welcome Lauren Alaina to Vidalia," said Jake Cleghorn for the Vidalia Onion Festival Committee. "Her journey and music resonate with the spirit of our community, and we can think of no better artist to embody the 'Road Less Traveled' that leads to our city and festival."

Tickets for the festival are expected to sell quickly, and early purchase is recommended. For more information on ticket sales, accommodations, and the full schedule of events, please visit VidaliaOnionFestival.com.

Come take the road less traveled this year to Vidalia and be part of a tradition that celebrates the unique culture, music, and heritage of Georgia. Join us for a weekend of song, dance, and the unmistakable flavor of Vidalia® Onions at the 47th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival.

The Vidalia Onion Festival is an annual event that celebrates the harvest of Vidalia onions, Georgia's official state vegetable. The festival has grown from a local gathering to a nationally recognized event, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year and features a variety of activities, including the Onion Run, airshow, concerts, cooking competitions, carnival, rodeo, fireworks, and more.

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