This is your ticket to the kick-off party on the Thursday night. The Gates open at 6 PM and the party goes until 2 AM. There are always a couple big name artists that perform for you to enjoy while you sit at our picnic tables, up on the bleachers or you can adjust kick up your heels on our dance floor. Kick Off Party artists have been known to include Gary Allan, Neal McCoy, Paul Brandt, Chris Cagle, Mark Chesnutt, Sawyer Brown, Dean Brody, and Shane Yellowbird. Check our performers section to see who is playing this year. The Kick Off Party also is host to the Ping Pong Ball Drop, where we give away over $25,000 in prizes!