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2018 Spiedie Fest Line up Revealed: KC and the Sunshine Band, Phil Vassar, Cheap Trick

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

The entertainment line-up of one of the country’s top hot air balloon rallies have been revealed.

Kicking off opening night for the 2018 Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally is KC and the Sunshine Band, the disco/fun band known for their hit songs like “That’s the Way (I Like It)” and “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty.”\

Details for the 34th Spiedie Fest were released Wednesday at Otsiningo Park. The event will be held Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5 at the park.  

Here is this year’s entertainment and Meet-and-Greet schedule:
Friday, August 3:
7 p.m. KC & the Sunshine Band

Saturday, August 4:
1-4 p.m. Meet and Greet with Peyton Meyer from Girl Meets World 
4 p.m. Steven Cali, Katelyn Clampett, and Phil Vassar

Sunday, August 5:
1 - 4 p.m. Meet and Greet with Cameron Boyce from the Descendants
4 p.m. Cheap Trick

Attracting more than 100,000 people to the area, the economic impact of Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally ranges in the millions. 

“It’s not just the economic impact from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It’s that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday right on through the weekend and most of them are still here on Monday setting up and then heading out to their next festival, so you got a good week of economic impact for our community. I’d say it's about 9 million right now," said Dave Pessagno, event coordinator for Spiedie Fest. 

Visions Federal Credit Union will once again sponsor the gate on opening night so admission to the festival will be free. 

Spiedie tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Weis Markets, Oakdale Mall Office, Lupo’s, Sidney Federal Credit Union, and Wegmans. Tickets purchased before July 8 are $25, and those purchased after the date will be $30.