Hot August Nights aims to fill void

Published 10:58 am Friday, August 8, 2014

If your entertainment calendar is lacking for Saturday, Hot August Nights in Franklinton ought to fill that void.

Hot August Nights includes a free Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, along with free musical entertainment. It’s all at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds at 100 Main St.

The Classic Car and Motorcycle Show begins at 4 p.m. At the same time, Joel Galloway performs on stage.

After judging and announcement of the classic car and motorcycle winners, the Todd O’Neill Band performs on stage from 6 to 9 p.m.

“The only thing you need to bring is a lawn chair or a blanket,” Franklinton Police Department Maj. Justin Brown said, who is putting on the event in association with Franklinton reserve officer Jason Creel.

Brown said Franklinton High School and Bowling Green School will operate food booths.

There will be a Benefit Ride starting at 14483 Louisiana Highway 21 in Bogalusa at the Texaco gas near the intersection with South Columbia Street. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., with kickstands up at 2 p.m. The fee is $20 per bike. Proceeds go to Bikers Against Child Abuse.

“It’s free parking with handicap parking near the stage,” Brown said. “You don’t have to buy anything except food.”

Brown said the event is an attempt to bring some form of entertainment to the area.

“We’re just trying to provide more avenues for entertainment in Franklinton,” Brown said. “We will get feedback after it’s over to see if it is something we’re going to continue to do.”

Hot August Nights is on Facebook at Hot August Nights Concert. The Hot August Nights flyer and registration forms are on Facebook.

T-shirts are available at the event, or call Mudbugs at 795-3233 to pre-order. Contact Brown by email at