Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair
NASHVILLE, TN (March 18, 2013) Several generations of “Dukes of Hazzard” fans will gather in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, June 8th to celebrate “Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair” with the entire cast of the show. The event, which coincides with the CMA Music Festival, will be centered at Cooter’s Place on McGavock Pike, across from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.
“It’s not often that we can all get together like this,” says Ben Jones, who played the sidekick mechanic “Cooter” on the ever popular international hit. “But it is a thrill for us and a big kick for the fans when we do!”
John Schneider (Bo), Tom Wopat (Luke), Catherine Bach (Daisy), James Best (Rosco), Sonny Shroyer (Enos) and Rick Hurst (Cletus) will join Jones for the day’s events, which will culminate with a Hazzard Hoedown concert at the Nashville Palace featuring the whole cast onstage with Cooter’s Garage Band.
“We haven’t all been together in Nashville since our DukesFest celebrations in 2006 and 2007. They were the largest fan gatherings for any film or television show ever. One year we had more than 100,000 folks show up at the State Fairgrounds. This festival is intended to be smaller and a little more laid back than that, so hopefully everyone will get all those autographs!”
The Music Valley area around Cooter’s Place will host a Hazzard County Car Show, with scores of General Lees, Hazzard Police Cars, Daisy Jeeps, and Boss Hogg’s Cadillacs. There will be a Hazzard Youngun’s Area with children’s activities and lots of things to jump up and down on,” Jones adds.
Event hours are as follows:
Hazzard County Car Show – all day
Cast Autographs – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hazzard Youngun’s Area – 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hazzard Hoedown – Nashville Palace – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
“So its cars and stars and music”, says “Cooter”. “Just like Hazzard County and a perfect family event for a Nashville weekend. See y’all there!”
Tickets for the “Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair” are on sale now at www.cootersplace.com. General admission tickets are $10 per person, seniors and active military are $5 and kids 10 and under are free. Tickets for the Hazzard Hoedown concert at the Nashville Palace are $25 and kids five and under are free.
“Dukes of Hazzard Fan Fair” will be held at and around Cooter’s Place in Music Valley, at 2613 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. For directions, tickets and more information call (615) 872-8358 or visit cootersplace.com.