Photo credit: Lisa Marie Miller/Columbus Dispatch Country fans (or just girls who like a cute pair of cowboy boots), get excited: Rod's Western Palace is hosting a fun-filled weekend party this weekend (June 17 and 18) to celebrate its grand re-opening. The property at 3099 Silver Dr., just off I-71, has doubled its already gigantic retail space. Among the celebratory highlights: Nashville recording artist Simba Jordan is performing Friday; Houston Persinger is performing Saturday; WCOL's John Boy Crenshaw will raffle off a pair of season tickets to Blossom on Saturday; there's free pulled pork and sodas for lunch both days; and there's a tent sale both days as well.

--Kristy Eckert