The Lancaster Fair proudly presents Lonestar — the featured entertainment on Saturday night, September 5, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.
For more than 20 years Lonestar has logged countless miles touring throughout the world, released several Platinum-selling albums and ten No. 1 singles, earned ACM and CMA awards and inspired rave reviews as far away as London, where The Guardian proclaimed them exemplars of “country’s greatest strength: picture-painting, story-based, tear-your-heart-out lyrics that are the most direct and lucid in popular music.”
Yet all roads lead back to Nashville, where lead singer/guitarist Richie McDonald, lead guitarist/singer Michael Britt, keyboardist/guitarist/singer Dean Sams and drummer Keech Rainwater wrote and rehearsed songs for their tenth album, Never Enders, each one crafted impeccably yet as raw and soulful as all four members’ Texas honky-tonk roots.
Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983’s “Islands in the Stream”, to top both charts). The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. With over a 100 dates worldwide per year, they are celebrating over 20 years together. Lonestar’s highly anticipated CD, Never Enders, features ten new original Lonestar songs that bring the band’s trademark sound into the contemporary arena.
Take a walk down the Country Road of Music with a great collaboration of local musicians as they present a history of this popular music genre. Always a highlight of our performance series schedule, the lineup brings many of our musical friends back to the venue and presents many new participants as well.
Join us for an afternoon of great entertainment and support our local arts center; keeping the live arts alive in the North Country!
Tickets: $15 all seats
Bring your chairs or blankets and settle in for some amazing music during the last concert of the Summer Concert Series on the Gorham Common.
August 7 – Jose Duddy (country)
Jose was born in Maine and, as a child, loved to sing. He joined the Down East Country Music Association and has won many awards throughout New England. In 1999, Jose won Traditional Male Vocalist of the United States at the Show Boat Hotel & Casino from the United States Country Music Association,”The American Eagle Award.” It was at that point that Jose realized that he wanted a career as a Country Singer and Entertainer. He has made that dream come true travelling throughout New England and singing at a variety of venues to audiences of all ages.
Enjoy live music by local artists during our outdoor concert series, bound to keep you singing all summer long. Shows are 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Club House Lawn.
The members of the Barnyard Incident have been playing since they were children. Collectively they’ve been in bands from folk to Irish to Rock n’ Roll. Get ready for some Bluegrass, some Country, some Alternative Country, some Long Tall Tales, but all good to listen to.
More info: www.thebarnyardincident.com
The Rockin’ the Park concert series creates a fun, festival-like event to bring people of all ages together in Centennial Park in Lancaster as a celebration of local music, local food and community. Food is available for purchase; rain location will be the Lancaster Town Hall.
The schedule includes:
July 13 – The Barnyard Incident, with food by Bruno’s Amazing Wood-Fired Pizza
July 20 – Woody Pines, with food by Caja Madera
July 27 – The Trichomes, with food by Farm to Fire
August 3 – Pam McCann, with food by Alburrito’s Mexican Restaurant
The Barnyard Incident
Featuring the versatile vocal range of Deb Sullivan as well as solid rhythm and polished harmonies, the Bethlehem-based 4-piece acoustic band which arose from the ashes of the original “Incident,” wraps its eclectic selection of tunes around the talents of seasoned musical veterans of a wide variety of styles.
Deb on lead vocals and percussion, Perry Williams thumping the upright bass, Barry Moore picking his array of dobro, mandolin, and guitar as well as blowing some harp, James Sullivan playing fiddle and guitar, and everyone singing. Expect music from alt country to Bluegrass to Celtic to blues, covering the likes of the Be Good Tanyas, the Steel Drivers, Bonnie Raitt, and Doc Watson, along with band originals.
One of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know” – “Modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks… Think-y, soulful lyrics paired with a beat you can dance to.” —ROLLING STONE
A mix of old school country, early rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country rock. Inspiration is taken from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton classics. Girls Guns & Glory are electric and captivating with a high-energy stage presence that immediately gets people up on their feet and moving. With lyrics of heart-ache and cleverly hopeful perspective, backed by dynamic & impressive drums, bass and lead guitar, GGG become an outfit matched perfectly.
Tickets: $18, $15
Four good friends join their musical talents together to form a well-rounded country and western band for northern New Hampshire and Vermont.
The band “Comfort Country” is made up of well established musicians Lee Baker, Tim Berry, Joanne Gilman and Suzan Shute playing old familiar favorites from Patsy Cline to Patti Loveless, and Merle Haggard to Zack Brown. Offering a fine blend of vocal harmonies, together with exceptional instrumental ability, this band is just like comfort food filling you with good sounds! If you like country music with a little bit of bluegrass and gospel sprinkled in for good measure then you’ll like the sounds of “Comfort Country.”