38 Special to Headline WhistleStop Weekend 2014

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You’ll be rocking into the night at WhistleStop Weekend 2014 with headliner 38 Special!

The band’s signature blast of Southern Rock will entertain thousands at the WhistleStop Festival finale on Saturday, May 3.

You may know 38 Special from hits such as “Hold On Loosely,” Rockin Into the Night,” “Caught Up In You,” “Wild-Eyed Southern Boys,” and more.

On Friday night, fans will be transported back to the band parties of the nineties with Drivin N Cryin and their party anthem, “Straight to Hell”.IMG_1890

“This year we are taking a slightly different approach to our entertainment. As WhistleStop has been primarily a country music event we are excited about introducing more variety,” said Bart Williams, Executive Director of the EarlyWorks Family of Museums.

Opening for 38 Special on Saturday night are bands Blackhawk and The Outlaws — bringing a mix of country and southern rock.

Multi-platinum-selling country artist Blackhawk exploded on to the country music landscape in 1993 with their debut smash “Goodbye Says It All”.

The Outlaws have a 40-year celebrated history in the Southern Rock genre. Now, The Outlaws return to the stage with new music and new focus.Meat

The EarlyWorks Family of Museums is working hard preparing for WhistleStop Weekend. They hope this year’s event, held on May 2-3, will be one of the best ever. More than 130 cooking teams in the Shadetree and Professional divisions are already registered.

New this year to WhistleStop this year is the Craft Beer Pit. Also returning are the crowd favorites Wing Thing Contest and the People’s Choice barbecue tasting contest. Kids will have plenty of fun and excitement at the CornHole Tournament and the kids’ area.

You can like the WhistleStop Festival Facebook page for ticket specials and announcements. You can also check out their website by clicking here.

All proceeds benefit the EarlyWorks Family of Museums.


  • Nuclear Mike

    Why not open the gates to allow the citizens in free so they can spend their money with the Vendors rather than lose all the business because of the high admission costs???

  • Wes

    No where that I have ever lived charges so much for mediocre festivals featuring has been artists. It would be fun at half the cost. I would pay $12, but not $24. Even though I can afford it, I don’t like getting ripped off.

  • Judi

    I am definitely NOT nursing home material and can still rock with the best of them! 38 Special STILL hits the radio stations and NOT JUST the OLDIES! YOU are delusional if you think they aren’t a Classic Rock Band!!! I am sure your open to great rap songs! That is not a musical talent! anyone can rhyme just talking! LOL! Karen I am proud of you!!! For what you get–this concert is cheap!!!

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