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.38 Special to rock Warner Robins' July 3 show
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Veteran Southern rockers 38 Special will be the guest artists at Warner Robins' July 3rd Independence Concert.

Mayor Randy Toms and other Houston County officials made the announcement Wednesday.

.38 Special, formed in Jacksonville, Fla. in the mid-'70s, is best-known for the songs, "Hold on Loosely" and "Caught Up in You."

The traditional holiday-eve show happens July 3rd at McConnell-Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins. The gates open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m.

This year's show is being run by Warner Robins Downtown Development Authority.

Once again, the show's finale will include fireworks timed to music. Organizers say they plan to recreate the successful shows of years past, but without Air Force involvement.

Members of the Band of the Air Force Reserve, once stationed at Robins, were moved to other bases.

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Toms said the success of the event hinges on one major factor: the weather.

He said, "First thing I'm going to do ahead of time is, I'm going to pray hard for no rain, but then ultimately, that's something we don't have a whole lot of control over. It's going to be one shot at it, and we just pray that it comes up as big as we believe it can."

Last year's concert was rained out twice. A fireworks show was rescheduled for August.

This year's celebration will be followed by a new event called the "Glo Race" that starts at midnight, after the concert.

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