The Pittsburg Fire Department of Pittsburg Texas is hosting the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 5K/Walk with April Smith from Daingerfield Tx singing the National Anthem and a few songs during the race . Also, this year we have added something BIG to the venue. Following the 5K, there will be a concert at Broach Park featuring Cooper Wade as the opening act, followed by Curtis Grimes and Headlining the event is Randall King! All are encouraged to participate in the 5K Run/Walk in remembrance of those who gave their lives on 9/11/2001. First Responders are encouraged to participate in the run wearing their gear! There will be concession stands and bathrooms provided. Please bring blankets or chairs with you or if you would like to you can stand or sit on the grass and coolers will not be allowed into the event. This event will happen Rain or Shine and there will be no refunds. Don't miss out on a night of country music under the open skies and stars of East Texas!
RAIN OR SHINE- NO ALCOHOL- NO WEAPONS- NO COOLERS
Event Times and order-
5K Run/Walk. 8:00 AM
Gates Open. 6:00 PM
Cooper Wade. 7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Curtis Grimes. 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Randall King. 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
VIP ticket. Includes. Preferred parking. Private section near stage. Meet and greet with the artist's. Chances to win signed memorabilia.
Here is a little info on the Pittsburg Fire Department.
The Pittsburg Fire Department was created on July 21, 1905. We are a combination Fire Department. This means it is staffed by both Paid and volunteer members. Currently we have 4 paid staff and 22 volunteer staff. We cover 203 square miles which include the City of Pittsburg and Camp county, responding to anywhere from 320 to 370 calls a year providing Fire Suppression, Rescue and assisting the public. Through donations and fundraisers we raise the funds to upgrade equipment, turnout gear, add new equipment, and also go towards upgrading our apparatus. This is why we need your assistance in helping us keep this community safe and providing us with the tools and equipment we need to safely respond and assist those in need throughout this area!
Opening the night up for us is Cooper Wade.
Cooper Wade is as real as country music gets! At 6'3" tall and 265lbs he is literally the biggest thing coming out of the Texas Country Music scene. His new album "I A'int Playin Around" is further proof that Cooper believes in playing Real Country Music everywhere he goes and his current single "High Time" is steadily climbing the charts. His last 4 radio singles have all gone top 50 on the Texas Regional Radio Report and he isn't showing signs of slowing down. He is an extremely talented musician, accomplished songwriter and an incredible entertainer who loves to perform his own music as well as the classic country music he grew up listening to like Merle Haggard, George Strait, Charlie Pride, Hank Williams Jr., Don Williams, Conway Twitty and many others.
Cooper comes from a musical family and he started playing the piano at age 6, drums at age 12 and guitar at age 15. He received a Percussion Performance degree from Baylor University with a minor in piano and voice. He loves to perform on stage where he plays multiple instruments at each show.
As big as Cooper is on the outside, his heart is even bigger on the inside. He has a love for working with children and you can find him singing room to room at children's hospitals and special events/fundraisers regularly throughout the year.
Following Cooper Wade is Curtis Grimes!
To hear Curtis Grimes sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes was raised on a steady diet of George Strait and Alan Jackson, and he possesses the everyman charm of both his heroes; along with a refreshingly mature voice that truly stands out. After a successful career as a collegiate baseball player, in 2011 Grimes was given a chance to appear on Season 1 of a new reality TV show called “The Voice”. Having nothing to lose he auditioned for it and ended up finishing in the Top 10 under Coach Cee-lo Green (no, not Blake Shelton).
Following success from the show, Grimes hit the ground running releasing new music and performing shows all across Texas and other states in the U.S. In 2014, Grimes and his hit single “Home to Me” was picked up by National Salon Chain “Supercuts” and placed in mainstream spotlight. Not only was the song featured across the country but Grimes got to put on his acting boots and star in the National Commercial. That same year Grimes started to see the hard work pay off when he was awarded “New Male Vocalist of the Year” at The Annual Texas Regional Radio Award Show.
In 2018, Grimes was named “Male Vocalist of the Year” at The Texas Country Music Association Awards Show and also received the honors of winning “Country-Christian Artist of the Year” and Country-Christian Song of the Year”.
With 7 # 1 songs on The Texas Country Chart and a newly acquired # 1 song on The Power Source Christian Country Music Chart, Curtis is proving to be a force on the scene.
Headlining the event is Randall King!
Humble beginnings, a cultivated work ethic and the influences of classic country legends, synchronized together in perfect harmony, make up singer-songwriter from the West Texas Plains, Randall King.
Growing up a fourth generation hay-hauler, many of King’s songs are written and inspired by his deep southern heritage and family roots.
King was raised listening to the rich and soulful, classic country voices of Keith Whitley, George Strait and Alan Jackson, to name a few, which helped create King’s musical style into what many have described as neo-traditional country. “Randall King remains to the heart and soul of country music, but no doubt brings his own unique brand to the genre,” says hit songwriter Mark Nesler (co-writer of “Just To See You Smile” by Tim McGraw, “You Look Good In My Shirt” by Keith Urban).
With a sound rooted in tradition and songwriting that showcases honesty, conviction and authenticity, King connects with fans on all emotional levels. “Randall King has a great voice that sounds classic, yet is fresh and as a songwriter he actually has something to say – be it something that touches your heart or something simple and fun that makes you wanna get out and raise some hell.” said multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Anthony Smith (co-writer of “Run” & “Cowboys Like Us” by George Strait).
Unlike the west Texas wind, King is a grounded and talented singer-songwriter who is sure to stay. “There’s a lot of people that want country music to come back around, and there’s a lot of people that will say you have to sell out and play radio hits to make it. I think for me I want to make my stamp as an artist with this record, that I can be me and still make an impact across the country.