Turnpike Troubadours Set for Fight On Festival

Arkansas Tech University will welcome The Turnpike Troubadours to John E. Tucker Coliseum in Russellville for the 2017 Fight On Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Admission will be free with a valid ATU identification card. Each student will be permitted to bring one non-university guest to the concert.

ATU alumni may also reserve tickets to the concert for $10 per person.

Learn more about ATU alumni tickets for the Fight On Music Festival.

Entrance to the coliseum will begin at 8 p.m. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Backpacks, bags and large purses will not be permitted. There will be no re-entry for individuals exiting the venue.

Founded in 2005 in Tahlequah, Okla., The Turnpike Troubadours have been described by Kansas City Star music writer Timothy Finn as a “gritty red dirt country band” that enjoys “a substantial following along the I-35 corridor.”

On their Facebook page, The Turnpike Troubadours categorize their sound as a mix of Americana, roots music, acoustic folk rock and country.

The band’s self-titled album reached No. 3 on the Billboard U.S. country album chart and No. 17 on the Billboard 200 all genre album chart in 2015. It was the fourth studio album for The Turnpike Troubadours, who are signed to Bossier City Records.

Prior to the Fight On Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 26, ATU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a Music Downtown at Sundown event presented by the Main Street Russellville organization. That concert, featuring The Flat Five and Leah and the Mojo Doctors, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Depot Park in Russellville Downtown.

Admission to Music Downtown at Sundown is free and open to the public.


  1. Rachelle bishop says:

    Are Alumni able to come to this event?

  2. Aaron Smith says:

    I am an alumnus would I be able to bring my wife who is not?

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