The upcoming Dukes of Hazzard reunion at the Old Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron is beginning to have the makings of a countrified Woodstock.
Organizer Chris Jennings said when he first conceived the Dukes of Hazzard Georgia Reunion, Classic Car Show and Music Festival, he was hoping for 10,000 people. He said he now believes more than 60,000 will show up for the event that runs Friday through Sunday. He said tickets have been sold in all 50 states and nine countries.
The reunion will feature seven of the original cast members, including John Schneider (Bo Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), James Best (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane), Sonny Shroyer (Deputy Enos Strate), Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport) and Rick Hurst (Deputy Cletus Hogg). The cast members will be available for autographs Saturday.
The event will feature a concert Friday by country singer David Allen Coe, a classic car show with more than 500 cars, an Army tank, a monster truck, helicopter rides and jump houses for children. Other musical performances through the weekend include Ben Jones & Cooters Garage Band, Confederate Railroad and the Lacs, a country-rap duo.
Proceeds will go to the Bradley Baptist Church Road to Hope Program, the Jones County Cruisers Annual Charity Drive for children and families, as well as other charities.
Dukes of Hazzard Reunion
When: 4-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Old Middle Georgia Raceway, 4015 U.S. 41 North, Byron
Cost: One day pass is $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Multi-day pass is $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Children 6 and younger and seniors 65 and older are free.