ROBERT EARL KEEN
Friday, June 28
Doors open at 6 PM | Concert starts at 7:30 PM
"The road goes on forever ...”
Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album — with well over a dozen other records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road ahead — Robert Earl Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. And as for accruing recognition, well, he’s done alright on that front, too; from his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. And though the Houston native has never worn his Texas heart on his sleeve, he’s long been regarded as one of the Lone Star State’s finest (not to mention top-drawing) true singer-songwriters. He was still a relative unknown in 1989 when his second studio album, West Textures, was released — especially on the triple bill he shared at the time touring with legends Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark — but once fellow Texas icon Joe Ely recorded both “The Road Goes on Forever” and “Whenever Kindness Fails” on his 1993 album, Love and Danger, the secret was out on Keen’s credentials as a songwriter’s songwriter. By the end of the decade, Keen was a veritable household name in Texas, headlining a millennial New Year’s Eve celebration in Austin that drew an estimated 200,000 people. Keen has continued to write, record, and tour across the nation. In 2001 he released Gravitational Forces, followed by Farm Fresh Onions (2003), What I Really Mean (2005) The Rose Hotel (2009) and 2011’s Ready for Confetti . In 2012, he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame along with the late, great Van Zandt and his old college buddy, Lyle Lovett.
Tuesday, June 25
Show starts at 5 PM on the Boot Barn Hall Grand Patio
Maddie Poppe is a twenty-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa. After performing a duet with her sister at a school variety show in the sixth grade, Maddie fell in love with music and learned to play guitar, ukulele and piano. In 2016, Maddie released her debut album, “Songs From The Basement,” which she wrote, produced and recorded alongside her father, Trent. Maddie had been performing locally in Iowa for over five years when she decided to audition for American Idol which she calls her “saving grace.” As she continued through the competition, she ultimately stole America’s hearts and was crowned the winner, giving the audience an emotional, overjoyed, and tear stained performance of her single, “Going Going Gone.” Since her Idol victory, she has been in high demand and gone on to appear and perform on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, GMA, Live! with Kelly & Ryan, the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, and performances at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the 2018 CMA Fest in Nashville. Maddie is currently the American Idol Live tour through mid-September.
This is a FREE event. No cover charge, no tickets, just great times!
LEGENDARY VOICES OF ROCK
Friday, July 5 & Saturday, July 6
Doors open at 6 PM | Concert starts at 7:30 PM
The Legendary Voices of Rock will feature John Elefante from Kansas, Randall Hall formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Kevin Chalfant best known for his work with fellow Journey members.
John Elefante an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer. A three-time Grammy award winner and eight time nominee John is best known for his tenure as front-man of the rock group Kansas. John along with his brother Dino penned one of their highest charting rock singles. John is currently touring with several SUPER groups that have featured members from classic rock bands. Randall Hall an American Southern Rocker has the Monkees to thank for his gritty guitar playing. In his younger days Hall attended the infamous Monkees tour where the legendary Jimi Hendrix was the opening act. Add the Southern flavor of the Allman Brothers Band you have the sound of Hall's first band, Running Easy, which he formed in 1971 with future .38 Special bassist Ken Lyons. Randall Hall now enjoys traveling the world singing his favorite Southern rock with several All-Star Classic Rock touring bands. Kevin Chalfant an American singer, songwriter best known for his work with fellow Journey members, past and present. Kevin was signed to Boardwalk Records in 1981 by Neil Bogart with the group 707. That band produced several Top 20 hits and movie scores most notable “Megaforce” and “I Could Be Good For You”. 707 toured extensively with many of the top producing groups such as REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, Peter Frampton, Scorpions, Loverboy and others. In 1982 alone, it is estimated that 707 performed in front of two million fans with the “Super Jams of Summer”!