Kat Rocks Hettinger: Perkins shows patriotic side while headlining Hettinger’s Independence Day celebration

Bowman County native Kat Perkins gave a festive musical salute to the region during Hettinger’s Fourth of July celebrations over the weekend.

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By BRYCE MARTIN | Group Editor | martin@countrymedia.net

Bowman County native Kat Perkins gave a festive musical salute to the region during Hettinger’s Fourth of July celebrations over the weekend.

Clad in patriotic, red, white and blue clothing, Perkins took the Hettinger stage for the first time since her run last year on NBC’s singing competition, “The Voice.”

Hundreds of people lined Main Street for the Scranton native’s concert, which led up to the grand fireworks display above Mirror Lake.

“I love you, Hettinger,” Perkins continuously shouted throughout her performance, which was met with fierce cheering from the Adams County crowd.

Perkins spent about an hour on stage, debuting some of her new material but also treating the audience to some fan-favorites, including her cover of Sia’s pop hit “Elastic Heart” and “Paris (Ooh La La)” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. She belted out a few tracks from her upcoming, self-titled solo album—including her latest single, “Drive”—that rocked the crowd into a state of summertime satisfaction.

As the sun set, Perkins helped count down to the annual Hettinger fireworks display, which is a popular and well-anticipated event for the county.

While the rain stayed away for the evening’s festivities, the night wasn’t completely free of mishaps.

Shortly after Perkins concluded her set list and exited the stage to sign autographs and take photos near the Hettinger Legion, all the lights on Main Street suddenly went dark twice. It was apparent that an electrical overload from the stage blew local breakers to the street’s power supply.

That worked to stir the crowd into a more amped celebration.

Though, the lights quickly came back on to illuminate Main Street that was still full of people celebrating well into the night hours.







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