The date is set — Aug. 11, 2018 — and tickets are now available for the fifth annual Back Road Music Festival.

The date is set — Aug. 11, 2018 — and tickets are now available for the fifth annual Back Road Music Festival.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 15, and the 2018 headliner also will be revealed. The announcement is set for around 8 a.m. Friday on Hog Country 102.5 FM. You can also check the festival’s Facebook page (@the backroadmusicfestival) for the headliner announcement.

The tickets arrive just in time as a perfect Christmas stocking stuffer for holiday shoppers.

Festival organizers are offering an early bird special for ticket buyers that will run through Dec. 31 — $35 for general admission and $50 for the hog trough. The ticket prices increase Jan. 1.

Tickets are available locally at the Galva Pharmacy and the Hog Country studio in Kewanee. They can also be purchased online at  midwestix.com.

Festival organizers will announce the remainder of the 2018 lineup in the coming weeks.

For additional information, check the festival’s website — www.thebackroad musicfestival.com.

The Galva News will have a feature on the headliner and next week’s opening act announcement in its Dec. 22 edition.