COUNTRY NIGHT with “Back Country Roads” ~ 10 PM
Back Country Roads is a 6 piece band based out of the Northern Illinois area. BCR started as a 3 piece acoustic band in April of 2009, then quickly expanded to the 6 piece we are today. We have played at events such as Country Thunder USA the past 5 years and have opened for Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, David Lee Murphy, Neal McCoy, Steel Magnolia, Keith Anderson and Easton Corbin. We play mostly current Top 40 Country hits with a few older selections thrown into the mix as well. Our Facebook fan-base is over 8,000 fans and continues to grow. We are looking forward to expanding into new areas for another jam-packed fun filled year full of shows!
COUNTRY NIGHT with “Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys” ~ 10 PM
As American as apple pie, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys make country music by nature, not by design. Their songs travel straight from the northern pines and fruit orchards of Michigan to your radio speakers and local honky-tonks. The honest storytelling instantly grabs your attention while the music hits you in the gut like a double shot of whiskey. The energy of a live Grizzly Boys show explodes into the audience like an electrifying dose of adrenalin.
Gunnar Nybald, who still farms the family apple and plum orchards he’s been working all his life, writes the band’s songs from the seat of a tractor. While attending Michigan State University for an agricultural degree, Gunnar teamed up with hometown pal and bass player, Rob Mason (Kent City, MI); guitar slinger, Shane Grehan (Alpena, MI); guitarist/keyboardist, Chris Newberg (Rockford, MI); and drummer Joe Connolly (Rochester Hills, MI). That grisly group naturally became Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys.
COUNTRY NIGHT with “Jamie Campbell & the Redneck Romeos”~10pm
Dynamic… Fierce… Wildly entertaining… Charmingly charismatic…
Just six of the buzz words consistently used to describe this 6 piece Midwest country-rock powerhouse, Jamie Campbell and the Redneck Romeos.
Formed in 2011, this award-winning group— chosen in 2013 to appear on a TV REALITY SERIES titled “Band Rescue”- pairing them with celebrity musicians to give them an upper edge in their quest to the top— with 2 songs currently spinning on radio both nationally and internationally, has quickly rocketed to the top in their region. They’ve also began to make a name for themselves in Nashville, playing clubs like Cadillac Ranch, Tootsies and more.
“10 Years” & “Nonpoint” with “The Family Ruin” and “Awaken the Empire” ~ Doors Open at 7 PM
COUNTRY NIGHT with “South Bound” ~10pm
“South Bound”, formed in 2012 and based out of Beloit, WI, has hit the ground running with their “Rockin’ it Country” style of music. Covering artists such as Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, “Little Big Town”, “The Band Perry” and Lady A as well as classic Artists such as Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, “Foreigner”, “Journey” and “38 Special” , “South Bound” has found a magical mix of both Country and and Rock N Roll.
COUNTRY NIGHT with “Southern Charm”~10pm
Southern Charm is a red-hot high energy country band. Formed in November of 2010, Southern Charm has been turning heads in the stateline area. Their dynamic live performances perfectly complement their fun and bigger-than-life personalities. With incredible musical talent, astonishing vocal performances, and a repertoire that is unparalleled; Southern Charm is heating up honky tonk dance floors all across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The band plays both modern country hits as well as your all-time favorites. Southern Charm brings the twang to do your thang!
“Old Dominion” ~ Doors Open at 7 PM
Recently, when Old Dominion stepped onstage at its live shows, something unusual happened. “It was a whole different feeling!” says the country rock outfit’s frontman and lead singer Matthew Ramsey, excitedly relaying how audience members at the five-piece band’s gigs are now belting their lyrics back at him. Sure, this might have regularly happened in the past when the red-hot band comprised of seasoned Nashville songwriters and pro-musicians performed songs they’d written for other high-profile artists, including The Band Perry, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan. But hearing their own music getting so much love? Well, that was something different entirely. “To hear that and to feel that interaction it takes it to a completely different level,” Ramsey explains. “It’s a breath of fresh air to play for a crowd of people that knows your music.”
Playing for an unconditioned crowd is looking to be a thing of the past. Blending old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets — traits best exemplified on their gut-punch of a new self-titled EP — Old Dominion have emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music. “It’s kind of the classic, seven-year overnight success story,” lead guitarist Brad Tursi says with a laugh, reflecting on the longtime friends and collaborators slow-burning rise to recognition. “I think we’re all lucky enough to really love what we do and in that respect we were gonna just keep doing it no matter what.”
COUNTRY NIGHT with “Drew Baldridge”~ 10 PM
With a voice as rich as the mid-western soil he was raised on, Patoka, Il native, Drew Baldridge’s Music reflects small town life while living large on the simple things. Drew’s Music is the soundtrack to life, be if a rowdy Friday night or a peaceful Sunday morning. His Songs and performances transport listeners to their favorite memories while simultaneously making new ones. He has shared the stage with artist’s such as “Alabama”, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry, and Justin Moore.
“Parmalee” ~ Doors Open at 7 PM
From this tiny town that’s home to a gas station, two blinking yellow lights, and a small tin- roofed barn dubbed Studio B, Country rockers “Parmalee” launched their long journey to Nashville. The near-fatal robbery Parmalee experienced after a show would have destroyed most Bands. But brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain didn’t call it quits. Instead it reinforced their intense motivation and dedication to one another and to their determination to succeed. Each obstacle that delayed “Parmalee’s” arrival to Nashville was an extra mile that allowed the groundbreaking sounds of artists like Jason Aldean and Eric Church to pave the way for the worlds of Country Radio and “Parmalee’s” brand of Country Music to meet at the perfect crossroad.