Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day 2024

Let's paint the town red, white, and blue and rock the 4th of July like never before! Our amazing sponsors, MID-AMERICA BANK, CASEY SIMONEAU KELLER WILLIAMS, and FARM BUREAU FINANCIAL SERVICE-KELLY NEUFELD, are bringing you the ultimate celebration at the Baldwin City Golf Course on Saturday, July 6th.

Get ready for a night filled with live music, delicious food from food trucks, and a kid’s zone for the little ones. Doors open at 4:30 pm and the party starts at 5:00 pm, with the amazing local band, Big Time Grain Company, followed by Arkansas' female vocalist of the year Mae Estes. Plus, we have a special surprise in store for our headliner this year, so be sure to tune in on Friday, April 12th for the announcement.

Don't let this event pass you by! Join us at the Baldwin City Golf Course for an Independence Day celebration that'll make your heart swell with pride and don't forget we're wrapping up the night with a BANG - a grand finale fireworks show at 10:00 pm. Let's do this, America! Hope to see you there!


FYI: There will be a $10 charge per car to park at the golf course.  There will be free shuttles running from the Intermediate Center (100 Bullpup Dr.) and the Primary Center (500 Lawrence St.) from 4:30pm to approximately midnight, or until all have been picked up.  Signage will mark exactly where drop off and pick up will occur in each school parking lot and at the golf course.  We recommend you arrive early to the course as we are expecting a large crowd on the 1st.  See below maps for parking as well as shuttle routes.           

Since as early as we can remember, guitars, banjo, mandolins, fiddles and more have been part of our lives. Every holiday meal was followed by a Big Time Grain Company hoedown style jam session. We were so fortunate to grow up on a farm with parents that taught us about solid work ethic and taking care of what needed taken care of. More than that, our inventor dad modeled creativity and always using that creativity to find a bigger, better way.

With dad’s invention of the Bourquin Weedpuller, we went from hoeing weeds in bean fields to traveling all over the U.S. in a motor home while dad would demonstrate that machine. We had new friends to play with, new territories to explore and new lakes to fish every week. However, we only had three 8 tracks that were never ending but were some of the first influences we had. The big one that got worn out the most was John Denver.  Dad loves John Denver.

We both got serious about our instruments around mid/high school. Bret the bass and Chad the guitar. Ever since that day, we have gotten to play together thru church, acoustic shows and a rock band called LipRiddle, but nothing has ever felt like home quite like it has when we started playing together in Big Time Grain Company. Our influences, tastes and experiences have all led to this moment at exactly the right time.

There is something magical that happens when brother’s get together and create music. We are constantly writing, recording, rehearsing and doing it bigger and better just like our dad modeled. We are completely grateful for all this project has brought to our lives. We are also thankful for the many friends and fans walking along side us in our Big Time adventure.

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