From: Highland Ranch Herald

June 11, 2018

By: Nick Puckett 

Day one of the annual Parker Days Festival capped off with country music star Trace Adkins rocking the main stage June 7 in downtown Parker.

Adkins played for 90 minutes in front of a crowd of more than 2,000 to kick off the four-day annual event. He dedicated the show to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that helps wounded veterans and active duty service members reclaim their lives.

Adkins was the biggest name to perform during the weekend and the biggest country music artist to play in the festival’s 30-year history. The crowd roared at his deep baritone voice and country twang. He sang songs from throughout his 22-year career, from crowd-favorite party anthems like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” to sweet, nostalgic hits like “You’re Gonna Miss This.”

The Kory Brunson Band opened for Adkins on the main stage. The country band is known for its Colorado country sound and has played across the state.

The Parker Days Festival continued through Sunday and featured more than 30 local musicians. Several thousand people turned out to kick off one of the largest area events of the summer. The Parker Chamber of Commerce hosted the festival, which ropes off Mainstreet of downtown Parker every year for vendors, games and carnival rides.