LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Just 24 hours away from the kick-off for the 19th annual 4th on Broadway celebration and preparations for our nation's 233rd birthday are well underway. Barricades will block Broadway off to vehicles starting Friday at 6 p.m. Nearly 200 volunteers are working around the clock to transform downtown into a sea of red, white and blue. Crews spent Thursday working on behind the scene logistics, setting up cones and tents.
With the 4th falling on a Saturday and the state of the economy, organizers expect more than 100,000 people to take advantage of the free 4th festivities. "All different types of music and musicians with stuff to do for the whole family, including kids. You can come out and not spend any money and have a full day of fun you can't beat it," says Broadway Festival Director Stephanie Nairm. The parade begins Saturday at 9 a.m. More than 75 groups registered vehicles and floats to drive down Broadway, including NewsChannel 11. Catch Karin, Abner, John and Pete in the parade along with other NewsChannel 11 familiar faces.
Festivities kick off Friday at 7:30 p.m. with The Josh Abbott Band outside the Lubbock County Courthouse. Tickets are $10.
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