Published on June 23rd, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Country Music Stars Headline Village at Sandhill’s Freedom Festival

Johnny Lee, Ronnie McDowell, Rides, and Fireworks Highlight Celebration

 Columbia, SC- Village at Sandhill’s “Freedom Festival presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union” returns on Friday, July 4th with a day of  rides from 1pm-10pm and free concerts featuring  legendary country artists Ronnie McDowell from 6pm-8:30pm, and Johnny Lee and The Urban Cowboy Band from 8:00pm-9:30pm. The evening will be capped off by the mid-state’s premier fireworks show at 9:30pm. Balloon art, a car show by the Wildhorses Mustang Car Club, and exhibits by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are also scheduled from 1pm-4pm.  All of the day’s activities and music are free and open to the public.

Village at Sandhill is happy to once again welcome Grow Financial Federal Credit Union as the presenting sponsor to its annual Freedom Festival. The Tampa-based Federal Credit Union established its South Carolina headquarters and flagship branch at Village at Sandhill in 2013 and is continuing its growth with new South Carolina branches making their debuts in 2014.

Village at Sandhill is also extremely excited to welcome legendary country music stars Ronnie McDowell and Johnny Lee and The Urban Cowboy Band to The Freedom Festival presented by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union. Curb Records recording artist Ronnie McDowell, is well-known for his high-energy, audience-pleasing live shows. His breakout classic hit “The King is Gone”, to date has sold over 5 million copies. With Number One records such as “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation”, and over 30 Top Ten hits, McDowell’s shows are filled with hit after hit that fans of all ages will recognize and enjoy.

Johnny Lee and The Urban Cowboy Band are synonymous with the Urban Cowboy craze of the 1980’s. His 1980 single, Lookin’ for Love not only spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart in the second half of 1980 but also went to the Top 5 on the Pop charts, and Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary survey.

Located at Clemson Road and Two Notch Road in Northeast Richland County, Village at Sandhill offers the very best in shopping, dining, entertainment, working, living and more – all in one exceptionally beautiful and convenient location.  Village at Sandhill covers 330 acres and contains over 100 merchants, anchored by Belk, JC Penney, The Home Depot, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Regal Sandhill Cinema 16 and IMAX, and HomeGoods.  Village at Sandhill is owned and managed by Kahn Development Company. Visit us online at



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