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The iconic disco group the Village People and country music artist Tracy Byrd were revealed as headliners for the City of Baytown’s 4th of July celebration. 

Parks and Recreation Director Scott Johnson revealed the lineup to city council Thursday night, which will feature five bands over the two-day event. 

“I personally think this may be our best overall lineup ever,” Johnson said. “All five bands are top notch, I am really looking forward to the 3rd, it is a great lineup and everyone I have talked to are excited about the Village People… including me.” 

Known for hits like “Y.M.C.A., “In the Navy,” and “Macho Man,” the famous music group featuring singers dressed as a cop, Native American, cowboy, sailor, builder, and biker will take to the 

Bicentennial stage on July 3rd. 

Before the highly anticipated performance, New Orleans based quartet Bag of Donuts will take to the stage. 

Then on July 4th, soul singer and Houston native RL Bell will perform followed by Joe Diffie and Byrd.   

Byrd, known for hits like “Watermelon Crawl, “Keeper of Stars,” and “I’m From the Country,” returns to Baytown after being the headliner at the Independence Day event in 2008. 

Event organizers were also fortunate enough to secure a performance by Tulsa, Oklahoma native Diffie who is known for hits like “Bigger Than the Beatles,” “If the Devil Danced,” and “John Deere Green.”   

Bag of Donuts will open at 6 p.m. on July 3 before the Village People goes on at 8 p.m. 

The celebration continues at 4 p.m. on July 4th with RL Bell, followed by the Fourth of July Parade at 5:30 p.m., Diffie at 6 p.m., Fourth of July Ceremony at 7:45 p.m., Byrd at 8 p.m., and the Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. 

Johnson hopes to have Texas Born entertainment back again to offer all kinds of amusement park-style rides and games, as well as various food and arts and craft vendors. 

“Of course, we have a great fireworks show and the 4th of July Parade,” Johnson said. 

Vendor booth spaces are available for purchase for crafts, games and food. Anyone interested can call Baytown Parks and Recreation at 281-420-6597 or can visit www.Baytown.org

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