BAXTER SPRINGS - Local music enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of who will be headlining the grand opening of Decades of Wheels in October. Rumors have circulated throughout since David Hickmott first teased the magnitude of the artists when announcing the dates of the opening weekend, Oct. 12-14, but the wait is finally over.

Courtesy of a Facebook post on July 2, Decades of Wheels has officially announced the headlining musical acts for all three nights of the grand opening. Legendary act Grand Funk Railroad will take center stage Friday, Oct. 12. On Saturday, Band of Heathens will begin the day, followed by Reckless Kelly. Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. will headline. Finally on Sunday, Oct. 14, John Kay and Steppenwolf will bring the weekend to a close.

Tickets go on sale July 15, and will be available through