The Freedom Festival June 25 at Christ Chapel Community Church will feature Pike’s own Callista Clark as well as County Music Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder in concert.
“This will be a family fun night! We will have food trucks, kid activities, concert and fireworks,” said pastor Billy Smith. “We have our hometown girl Callista Clark and the legendary Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder who will put on a phenomenal concert. The gates will open at 5 p.m. You will need to bring a chair to sit in.”
Callista started singing and playing music as a young girl and can now play eight instruments.
Callista Clark made waves with her first album Real to Me in 2021 and her debut single It’s Cause I Am hit the top 17 for Country Radio. She was on Billboard’s 21 under 21 list two years in a row and was the youngest to be named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country for the Class of 2022.
Callista has performed in London, Glasgow and Dublin with the Country to Country Festival. She performed with the Grand Ole Opry July 30, 2021 and has been in the Ryman Auditorium spotlight 10 times since her debut. She was named an Opry Next State artist in September 2022. She has also been featured in People magazine.
Callista performed June 11 at the 2023 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN. She will hit the stage at the Peach Jam Jubilee June 24 in Clanton, AL, play in Pike on June 25, at the Bragg Jam Music Festival July 29 in Macon and at the 10th annual Rockin’ With Spirit Benefit Concert in Tallahassee, FL.