So next week London, Ontario turns into one of Ontario’s go to destinations for concert goer’s of all types.
Jones Entertainment Group has put together another amazing year of Rock The Park as well as the 2nd Year for the expanded Gone Country Music Festival. Now as most of you know I am a die-hard country music buff so this is one of the key festivals for me this summer and with the final lineup being confirmed just a couple of weeks ago due to Little Big Town having to pull out due to some medical issues within the band. Here is what Brad and his team have lined up for entertainment.
On Wednesday July 15th things kick off with the 2014 CCMA Female Artist of the Year Jess Moskaluke. Trish had a chance to chat with Jess awhile back and you can read that interview here. I have had a chance to see Jess on a couple of occasions and let me tell ya, this girl does not disappoint. With strong vocals and a stage presence that is gaining steam with each performance. Here is her current single Night We Won’t Forget. Jess hits the stage at 4:30 so be sure to get there early.
Next up is Easton Corbin, I had a chance to see Easton open for the Band Perry about a year and a half ago and he puts on a solid 30 min performance and with his current single Baby Be My Love Song shooting up the charts we are excited to see his new set. Easton Corbin hits the stage at 5:45PM
Then get ready to rock as Dallas Smith hits the stage at 7:30 PM. For those of you that caught Dallas on his #LIFTED tour this past winter know that Dallas can put on a clinic for a solid 70 min. And don’t worry if your sitting’ in the “Cheap Seats” cause he has a song for you!
Then we hit the headliner for the night. Keith Urban hits the stage to knock your socks off. And you have to be confident that after the stellar performance by Dallas that Keith is going to continue the party. I had a chance to see Keith this past September when he opened the Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton and he played a killer set there to… Do I ever go to a bad show? hmmm. Take a listen to Keith’s latest offering Come Back To Me.
On Thursday night in my personal opinion may have one of the best single days of music this summer. (Boots and Hearts Sunday Night line up by far the best Line Up in Canada this summer) But this is my 2nd pick without a doubt.
Chad Brownlee kicks things off at 4pm so be sure to skip out of work early or get up from that hang over a wee bit earlier to get your ass down to the park and hear one of Canada’s premier voices. If you not familiar because your just not listening to country radio well here is Chad’s latest smash hit When The Lights Go Down.
Then we head south of the border to fill the rest of the night and with their first Canadian appearance Maddie & Tae hit the stage at 5:15pm. I haven’t seen these two perform but from what I hear on the radio and watch on YouTube I have to say I am excited to see how they do in a live performance setting. Here is the latest single Fly.
Joe Nichols hits the stage at 6:30 and here is another artist that hasn’t over played the Ontario market. I believe his last Ontario date was at the Havelock Kick Off Party with the LoCash. Joe has a pile of hits and Yeah, I am sure he will bring his “A” game.
and I kind of see this as a Co-Headline night because Thomas Rhett can do a 70 min set in his sleep. Its no secret that Thomas is one of my favourite singer / song writers today and he has so much material to work from. His new single Crash and Burn is one of those tunes that’s hard to get out of your head. So I apologize now if you click on this one….
To wrap things up Thomas’s good buddy Lee Brice takes the stage at 9:45 PM. If you listen to Girls In Bikinis a song Thomas Rhett may have had a hand in writing, you may just have an idea what kind of fun these two have. With these two headlining the Thursday night I am sure it’s going to be a party! Here is Lee’s latest single That Don’t Sound Like You.
Corey Kelly / @CoreyKelly76