Jocelyn Williams (second from left), and her younger sister, Jacquelyn, got impromptu dance lessons from Katie Groff (left) and Mandi Kissner (right) during 2018's Little Nashville event organized by the O-G Rotary Club.
Jocelyn Williams (second from left), and her younger sister, Jacquelyn, got impromptu dance lessons from Katie Groff (left) and Mandi Kissner (right) during 2018's Little Nashville event organized by the O-G Rotary Club. (file photo)

PUTNAM COUNTY — On Friday, August 3, downtown Ottawa will once again remake itself into Little Nashville. Celebrating its sixth year, the Ottawa-Glandorf Rotary fundraiser is certain to once again provide popular music while promoting the businesses of downtown Ottawa and the wider Putnam County community’s tradition of giving back.

For the cost of just a $5 entry fee for those aged 16 and up, festival goers will have a number of live music and delectable food options to choose from beginning Friday at 5 p.m. American Legion Post 63 will host the Al Felkey Mixed Up Band; Schnipke Inn will welcome Mechanically Tuned DJ; Cavern Club Winery will serve up the Steve Frey Band; Legends will open their doors for The Kid; the Eagles boasts Truck Stop Manners; VFW Post 9142 will put on Shifferly Road; and Big Daddy’s will feature Full Ammo.

The mainstage at the Rex Center Pavilion will open with Kaitlyn Schmit and The Move, who will play until 8 p.m. That’s when the evening’s headliner, Hubie Ashcraft, takes the downtown amphitheater’s stage from 8-11 p.m.

Burgers and fries will be offered by the Ottawa-Glandorf Jaycees throughout the evening. Free taxi rides will be sponsored by Whirlpool and Anheuser Busch Sales of Lima (located on Taft next to Railroad). Many downtown Ottawa businesses will be offering food, specials, and sidewalk sales throughout the day and into the night as well.

Proceeds from the event will go towards Ottawa Memorial Park improvements and Ottawa-Glandorf community improvements.