When: Sat., Sept. 1, 8 p.m. 2012
Who better to celebrate the economic and social contributions of workers than two of the hardest working country music legends, Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard? Oh, you didn’t know that’s what Labor Day weekend was all about? Too busy busting your ass waiting tables or working in retail? Yeah, me too. But if you think you’ve got it bad, Haggard once dug ditches. And Lynn, well, she was a coal miner’s daughter, even if her gowns suggest she was born into Southern royalty. If you’re lucky enough to be off all day, bring the family to check out the rest of Lynn’s lovely ranch before the show starts. And even if you’re stuck rolling silverware during the day, the Hag will bring his distinctive Bakersfield sound to Friday evening, and the Queen of Country Music will stun with her poignant but playful lyrics on Saturday night.