Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Percy Sledge will headline the City of Whitesburg’s Independence Day celebration.
Sledge, a 70-year-old Alabama native, is known best for the soul anthem “When a Man Loves a Woman,” which he wrote in 1966 after his girlfriend left him.
Other hits by Sledge include “Take Time to Know Her,” “Out of Left Field,” “Warm and Tender Love” and “It Tears Me Up.”
In 1989, Sledge received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s first career achievement award.
Sledge will take the stage at River Park in Whitesburg at approximately 8 p.m. on July 4. Fireworks will begin after his performance.
The Independence Day festivities will begin at the park at 1 p.m. Activities will include inflatables, corn hole matches and horseshoes.