BLOOMVILLE - Smokin' Country Concert will occur again next year, an official said Sunday.
Tony Smith, a Tiffin resident who helped promote the concert, said the concert will happen in 2012, and there will be other opportunities for the venue to be used for other genres, such as rock and folk, in the future. Performances by other types of artists probably will start after next year's Smokin' Country Concert, he said.
Smith said he did not know how many tickets were sold but estimated the crowd at 3,000 to 4,000 people. The venue could hold up to 30,000 people, according to Smokin' Country Concert's website.
PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO
The three-sister act called The McClymonts play Sunday afternoon at Smokin’ Country Concert in Bloomville. The sisters, from Australia, are (from left) Mollie, Brooke and Sam.
Smith said the event went smoothly, except for rain Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Randy Houser had to cancel his show because of lightning, and Tracy Lawrence cut one song from his list, he said.
Smith said because of mud, there were problems getting vehicles in and out of the venue. But, people were playing in the mud and having fun, he said.
Elmer Cole Jr., who owns the land at 4591 SR 19, where the concert was held, was honored on stage before the last performance Sunday and thanked concert-goers for attending.