The Hop Country Music Festival on September 10th at SOZO sports park is announcing that we'll all be getting a jump start on the fun the night before with a Pre-Funk event

Grandpa asks -"what's a pre-funK?"

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The Party Before The Party

And you, as the streetwise, hip, young, adult linguist that you are, replies  – it means    "to start partying before the party begins"  and that's just what Yakima is going to do!

On September 9th from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm, Hop Country Music Festival is kicking off a music/party weekend that culminates on Saturday with the Cole Swindell Show,  with a Pre-Funk night featuring Generation Radio.

When Legends Team Up It's Legendary

Sooo,  who is Generation Radio?  They are a collective of music legends drawn together to Keep The Music Alive!  Check the line-up!

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Generation Radio is made up of music legends, including two-time Grammy Award winner Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, Deen Castronovo, drummer and singer for Journey, and Jason Scheff, longtime lead vocalist and bass player for the multi-Platinum band Chicago.  That's some heavy party pedigrees.

The Music Is The Mission

A news release says:

At the start of 2020, these legendary artists got together with the intent to form a supergroup to bring 80s rock and classic rock back to life. In May 2022, they signed with Frontiers Music SRL and will be releasing their debut album this summer. Coming to the festival with a hot setlist including hit songs like “Anyway You Want It,” “25 or 6 to 4,” and “Broken Road,”

Sounds like a pretty cool cross-genre jam!

Pre-Party Deets

Hop Country Music Festival is presented by Prosser Memorial Health and will take place September 9th and 10th at SOZO Sports Complex, 2200 S. 36th Avenue in Yakima, WA. To purchase tickets, starting June 3rd, see the lineup, and get more information, you can go to

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