Thousands expected at Rock the South music festival in Cullman

      Rock the South kicked off Friday at Heritage Park in Cullman. (

      CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - Organizers of the upcoming Rock the South music festival in Cullman expect as many as 40,000 people to show up over two days.

      Officials say more than 14,000 tickets have already been pre-sold, and officials say they expect sales at the gate and on the final day to continue to rise heading into the weekend.

      The event will feature Hank Williams, Jr., The Band Perry, Sara Evans, Gregg Allman and others. Organizers say Willie Robertson, star of A&E's hit series Duck Dynasty, will also be at the event to meet and greet fans.

      One-day general admission tickets are $30. Children ages 5 and under get in free. For more ticket information, click here.

      Scheduled Lineup:


      The Band Perry

      Sara Evans

      Scotty McCreery

      The Railers

      Coal Rain


      Hank Williams Jr.

      Gregg Allman

      Jamey Johnson

      DeeJay Silver

      Special Guest Willie Robertson

      Vintage Cowboys

      Weston Burt{}

      A Ray