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Country singer Mike Ryan

Mike Ryan to headline July 4 celebration

By Shawn Hara

Country musician Mike Ryan will headline the City of Longview’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks and Freedom Celebration. The free outdoor concert will also feature country musician Jon Stork. Immediately after the concert, the biggest fireworks show in East Texas will light up the sky. The event will be held on Sunday, July 4, at the Longview Convention Complex, 100 Grand Blvd. Previously scheduled musician Mark Chesnutt had to cancel his performance due to personal reasons.

Gates for the event open at 4:00 p.m. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. Admission and parking are free.

Mike Ryan is a San Antonio, TX born singer/songwriter who has accumulated fans across the US and throughout the world. Mike’s brand of country music, infused with southern rock and soulful rhythms, has generated over 105 million streams to date. Skillful with a writer’s pen, and pure entertainment with a guitar, Mike has secured a notable reputation among country music fans. He has seen exceptional success on the Texas radio charts with five #1 songs to his credit thus far.

Country musician Mike Ryan
Country singer Mike Ryan to headline Longview July 4th celebration

Jon Stork is a young/singer songwriter born and raised in Beasley, Texas, whose rockytonk flare and soulful sound has quickly made a name in the Texas scene and beyond. Several of Jon’s songs have climbed the Texas radio charts, including Facts and Lies, Radio Cowboy, Another Town, and If You Can Dance.

The Fourth of July Fireworks and Freedom Celebration is made possible thanks to funding by the City of Longview and generous sponsorships from throughout the community.

For vendor and sponsorship information, please contact the Longview Convention Complex at 903-237-1230 or visit

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