Commonwealth Journal

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June 5, 2014

Exile will ‘get back to it’ at SomerSport Park


Somerset —

Tickets are $10 for general admission, but children ages 14 and younger get in for free. Gates open Saturday at 4 p.m. and things get underway at 4:30 p.m., though the box office will open at 10 a.m.
There will be two other Nashville musical acts playing ahead of Exile: Cindy Standage, a country artist who has opened for acts like Conway Twitty and Merle Haggard — and cover band The Devonshires, known for their takes on bands like The Beatles, having been a Disney production band for five years.
After them, there will be a special presentation, as choir students from all three local public high school will come together to sing a medley of Exile songs, and Mayor Eddie Girdler will present Hargis with a key to the city and honor him as a “Somerset Colonel.” There will also be a scholarship created for a Somerset Community College Student — the Marlon Hargis Scholarship, an annual award of $500 to a student in the arts and humanities, with a preference to music (which not currently a focus at SCC). The scholarship will be referred on a two-year basis for an Associates in the Arts degree. 
“We want the community to come out and support this guy (Hargis) who has accomplished a lot in music,” said Leslie Ikerd, associate community planner for the City of Somerset.
After the honors for Hargis, Exile — the band themselves, in the flesh — will perform starting at 8:30 p.m. and going until 10 p.m., said Ikerd.
Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at SomerSport Park. You can also purchase tickets at Somerset City Hall, SomerSplash Water Park, and at the City of Somerset website (
Chris Harris is a staff writer for the Commonwealth Journal. He can be reached at

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