Local guitarist featured during Richmond Country Fest

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Guitarist Scotty Bratcher (far right) of The Desert City Ramblers will perform with that group and his own band during Richmond Country Fest. Bratcher, 34, attended Preble Shawnee High School in Camden, Ohio.
Guitarist Scotty Bratcher (far right) of The Desert City Ramblers will perform with that group and his own band during Richmond Country Fest. Bratcher, 34, attended Preble Shawnee High School in Camden, Ohio.

RICHMOND, Ind. — Richmond Country Fest will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with two nights of country music at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.

Confederate Railroad headlines the March 17 show inside Kuhlman Center, 861 N. Salisbury Road, with The Desert City Ramblers headlining the March 18 show, according to organizer Rumble Concert Series in a news release.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. March 17 with a lineup led off by traditional country artist Wyatt McCubbin at 7 p.m. Country rockers the Scotty Bratcher Band will follow at 8:30 p.m. Confederate Railroad, which first hit the country music scene in the early 1990s, will take the stage at 10 p.m.

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On March 18, Flynnville Train, which began in Henry County, performs at 7 p.m. followed by Hannah Dasher at 9 p.m. and The Desert City Ramblers at 10 p.m. Doors again open at 6 p.m.

Guitarist Scotty Bratcher, a Preble Shawnee High School graduate, performs both nights. The 34-year-old will play with his band the first night and with The Desert City Ramblers the second night. He has played with or opened for acts such as Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult, .38 Special, Joe Bonamassa, Dickey Betts and Peter Frampton.

General admission standing tickets are $20 for each Richmond show. There is limited seating in the rear. Tickets are available at richmondcountryfest.eventbrite.com.

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After the two Richmond shows, a March 19 show will be at the Rhinehart Music Center in Fort Wayne. That show will feature McCubbin at 6:30 p.m., the Desert City Ramblers at 7:45 p.m., Dasher at 9:15 p.m. and Flynnville Traihn at 10:45 p.m.

This article originally appeared on Richmond Palladium-Item: Local guitarist featured during Richmond Country Fest