Narvell Felts will headline the Newark TNT Festival

This is the 25th year for the Times-N-Traditions Festival (TNT) at Newark September 8 and their headliner this year will be Narvell Felts. The event starts with a pancake breakfast and parade. Thre will be a carnival, vendors and music, including Ashley Rogers, The Zynbdall Ramey Band, a Johnny Rivers tribute and more. Concluding with the appearance by Narvell Felts.

The schedule begins from 7-9 a.m. with the pancake breakfast at the Newark Fire Department

9:30 – the parade lineup behind the EZ-Mart, 10 a.m. the parade with an old schools reunion theme

11 a.m. beauty pageant & fun time in the park with music, baggo tournament, crafts, food and a carnival

1 p.m. – Ashley Rogers Concert

2 p.m. Rockin’ Luke Stroud Concert

3p.m. -Salut by Diamond T 4-H Club

3:45 p.m. Zyndall Raney Bank Concert

6 p.m. JR & the Secret Agent Band with a Johnny Rivers tribute

7:15 – JR Rogers All Star Band Concert

8:25 drawing for $100

8:30 p.m. Narvell Felts Concert

10:00 p.m. Fireworks



Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.