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Country star Michael Ray joins Carlisle lineup

Friday Night at the Fairgrounds

CARLISLE, Pa. _ The 2016 Carlisle Truck Nationals set for Aug. 5-7 will again be packed with family fun, food and cool truck displays to help celebrate the events 25th anniversary. In addition to trucks of all shapes, sizes, styles and eras, truck weekend will play host to Nashville recording artist Michael Ray for a Friday night at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The show will also feature central Pennsylvania local Ben Gallaher as Ray’s opening act.

The music starts at 7 p.m. with Gallaher on stage first, followed by Ray. Tickets for the day (through 3 p.m.) are $12 for adults with kids 12 and under free. After 3 p.m., adult tickets jump to $15 and kids’ access remains free. General truck show registration as well as tickets for the show is available now. Anyone who opts to register a rig, truck, Jeep, van, SUV, etc. for the Carlisle Truck Nationals automatically gains access to the show. Further, all seats for the show are general admission or standing room and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Gates for the Carlisle Truck Nationals open at 7 a.m. on Aug. 5 and yield three days of truck-themed action. Prior to Ray’s Friday evening show, there will be a freestyle motorcycle stunt show followed by a monster truck show. The weekend will also feature the Phantom Fun Zone, monster truck rides, antique fire trucks, cool custom vans, big rigs and competitions for burnouts, drop and drag, low truck limbo and a beauty contest.

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