The Poke Sallet Festival Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the first headlining concert for the 66th Annual Poke Sallet Festival will be Mac Powell on Thursday, June 3rd at 8:30PM! Be sure to mark your calendars for this unforgettable concert and join us that night!


"Mac Powell, originally from Alabama, moved to Atlanta, GA as a sophomore in high school where he would soon co-found the Christian rock band Third Day. Throughout their nearly three decade career the band sold over 10 million albums, earned four Grammy awards, one American Music Award, 24 Dove Awards, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Since Third Day’s farewell tour in 2018 Mac released a country album “Back Again” under the banner “Mac Powell & The Family Reunion” and is currently working on his debut solo Christian album. Mac is on staff at Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA where he lives with his wife Aimee and their five children."

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The Poke Sallet Festival is thrilled to announce 2021's Festival headliner as

Walker Hayes!

The free, outdoor concert will take place in downtown Harlan on Saturday June 5th at 9 p.m.

Monument Records recording artist, Walker Hayes, is a singer/songwriter originally from Mobile, Alabama. A father to six young children, his family often finds their way into his music, as is true with his newest single "I Hope You Miss Me."

"I Hope You Miss Me"-written for his daughter, Loxley, who he thinks will fly the nest as soon as she's old enough- is the perfect example of why Billboard called Hayes's music "personal, soul-bearing storylines; rolling rhymes; and Macklemore-like cadence."

Hayes' debut album boom. was released in December 2017, with co-producing credits going to multi-GRAMMY Award winning producer and songwriter, Shane McAnally. The 10-track album includes the RIAA certified, Double-Platinum, Top 10 hit "You Broke Up With Me," as well as the highly anticipated follow up single, "Craig," which was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2019 AIMP Nashville Awards. With over 300 million streams on boom. alone, Hayes' music, including singles "90s Country" and "Don't Let Her," has gone on to be streamed close to half a billion times. As the Washington Post stated "Hayes has broken into the mainstream by sounding different."

Hayes has performed his music to national audiences on Good Morning America and The Today Show, and joined the likes of Kelsea Ballerini's Unapologetically Tour and been on the road with Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, and more. In January 2019, he set out on his headlining, Dream On It tour selling out clubs across the country.

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Check back soon for more of the 2021 Poke Sallet Festival Performers!