Hops & Harmony helps Sublette turn 170

By Brandon LaChance, Editor
Posted 6/12/24

SUBLETTE – Established in 1854, Sublette needs a proper 170th birthday or anniversary.

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Hops & Harmony helps Sublette turn 170


SUBLETTE – Established in 1854, Sublette needs a proper 170th birthday or anniversary.

Sublette 365 and the Village of Sublette have just the answer with a two-day celebration September 7-8.

On Saturday, Sept. 7 Sublette will host a petting zoo, bounce houses, softball tournament, food trucks, craft vendor fair, a parade at 1 p.m., and an uptown concert.

Later in the evening, 6-8 p.m., Sublette 365’s Hops & Harmony brings country music’s Diamond Rio and Voth, plus beer tasting.

“We were fortunate to have Shane Profitt and Drew Parker last year. Parker is now on tour with Luke Combs, one of the biggest names in the nation, and he recently performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville,” said Nick Dinges, who is with Sublette 365 and the owner of Dinges Fire. “To think he was in Sublette less than a year ago is pretty cool.

“This year, we have a trio from Nashville called Voth. We’re excited to have them. They might not be as known, but Voth offers great country music from the heartland of country music. Our headliner is Diamond Rio. They’ve had chart-topping songs for the last three decades. It’s a pleasure and an honor to have them coming to Sublette and playing music for us.

“We’re glad we’ve been able to turn Hops N Harmony into an annual event. Profitt, Parker, Voth, and Diamond Rio are coming to us instead of us having to go to Chicago, Milwaukee, or a bigger city to catch a concert. You can walk from your home in Sublette, drive the 10-15 miles from Amboy or Mendota, or a little further but not have to deal with Chicago and spending hours to travel or worry about hotel accommodations.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Sublette will have the tractor pull known as Pullin’ in the Park, bounce houses, face painting, corn box, and food vendors.

General admission is $10 per person, 12-under are free.

“Having Sublette turn 170 is an amazing thing,” Dinges said. “It just shows what can be built, created, and sustained with people who support each other, volunteer for causes, and are great neighbors. Sublette deserves to be celebrated and everyone who is part of the village.”