The weather is hot, but these acts are hotter! Visit us this summer for our free outdoor concert series, Friday Night Live, and free concerts during Madisonville 4th Fest.
Friday Night Live Series
6 pm-10 pm, Downtown Madisonville
Tracy Lawrence and Joe Nichols
Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham”, “Time Marches On”, “Alibis”, and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed 22 songs on the Billboard Top Ten charts with 18 No. 1 singles, selling over 13 million albums. Lawrence is a multi-platinum CMA and ACM award-winning recording artist, recently celebrating 22 years in music.
Joining Tracy Lawrence will be Joe Nichols, a four-time Grammy nominee, an ACM, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Award winner. From his 2002 album, “Man With a Memory”, Nichols racked up six No.1 hits and eight Top 10s, including: “Brokenheartsville” and “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.” His most recent album, “Crickets,” sent both “Yeah” and “Sunny and 75” to platinum-certified No. 1 status.
Grand Funk Railroad
Celebrate 50 years of funk with Grand Funk Railroad at Friday Night Live on July 19! Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi with its signature hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation, and forceful pop melodies. Mega-hits—”We’re An American Band”, “I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home”, “Locomotion”, and “Some Kind Of Wonderful”–still receive continuous airplay on Classic Rock radio. Over their career, Grand Funk has had 19 charted singles, eight Top 40 hits and two No. 1 singles, with “We’re An American Band” and “Locomotion” both selling more than 1 million each.
Sister Sledge and The Gap Band
Sister Sledge made a splash with their first U.S. hit, “Mama Never Told Me,” and shortly after dramatically took off with the blockbuster release of the iconic “We Are Family” album. The seminal title track, “We Are Family” skyrocketed the group into the musical stratosphere. The hit songs: “Lost in music,” “Thinking of You” and “All American Girls” followed, helping to cement the group’s status as industry front-runners.
The Gap Band is known for their high energy, groove thumpin’, party-like set. From the late 70s to early 80s the band dominated the R & B charts with their hard driving funk grooves. Four of the band’s nine albums went platinum plus, selling millions of records, including 15 Top Ten R & B hits, and four No. 1 R & B hits, such as, “You Dropped a Bomb on Me,” “Party Train,” “Burn Rubber,” “Outstanding,” “Oops Upside Your Head,” “Early in the Morning,” and the smooth love song, “Yearning for Your Love.”
Madisonville 4th Fest Free Concerts
Fireworks Celebration featuring The Charlie Daniels Band
Madisonville City Park, 5 pm-10 pm
From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. He recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970, and two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band. The group scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then, they’ve populated radio with memorable hits: “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again”, “In America”, “The Legend of Wooley Swamp”, and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979, as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.
Praise in the Park featuring for King & Country
Madisonville City Park, 6 pm-10 pm
Two-time Grammy award-winning duo for King & Country, is comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, who were launched into super stardom with the release of their sophomore album, “RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.”, which debuted at No.1 on iTunes and was certified gold. They have garnered four No.1 hits—“joy”, “Painless”, “Fix My Eyes”, and “Shoulders”—nine Top 10 hits, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, and Sunday Night Football. The duo has also performed on The Tonight Show, Today, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Check our events calendar for more details on Friday Night Live and Madisonville 4th Fest.