2019 featured artists
CAPtAIN GEECH & tHE SHRIMP SHACK SHOOtERS
Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters are at top of their league, largely entertaining the Midwest, voted "Best Band", "Best Rock/R&B Band", "Best Local Band" in several Illinois Readers Polls reaching over 200,000.
The show is an energetic, non-stop musical ride that brings the audience to their feet and never quits!
GENRE: Top 40 Pop
SET TIME: Friday @ 6:45pm
BROSEPH = BEST FRIENDS
5 Nashville-based best friends; making music together and taking it across the country.
With influences ranging from country, rock, pop, punk, and more, Broseph shares one mission --- to bring people of all types together by throwing a party with their songs and live show.
SET TIME: Friday @ 9:00pm
He has a powerful voice, a knack for writing emotional songs, and the ability to deliver them with complete conviction. Tyler Braden is a secret talent hiding in plain sight in Nashville. But it’s easy to become a believer. Just listen. On a song like “I Remember When,” a self-penned piece inspired by his real-life grandfather, Braden explores the perimeters of dementia. He sings with intensity about a man whose emotions are almost impenetrable, focused on a NASCAR race on the TV screen and a way-back memory of his now deceased wife in her younger, rebel days. It’s a difficult topic, one that seems suited to a dirge-like ballad, but Braden crafted it as a mid-tempo celebration, avoiding the obvious sadness in his grandfather’s advancing age and diminishing skillset, reveling instead in the ebullient peak of his prior years. “So many people will say they write stories or write songs from their hardships and things they’ve been through,” Braden notes matter-of-factly. “I’m lucky enough that I haven’t had that many hardships, but it’s just storytelling, you know. That’s what songwriting is.” Braden may not have faced many trials personally, but he’s certainly seen hardship: As a working firefighter, he’s encountered his share of deaths, gunshot wounds and families who lost all their possessions in a blaze. And Braden definitely knows how to tell a story in a way that grabs the listener. He grew up in the same Montgomery, Alabama, region where Hank Williams honed his artful expression, and was gifted with a vocal tone that combines the smoke of Luke Combs, the scratch of Steve Earle and the urgency of Kurt Cobain. Braden is modest – he wouldn’t begin to claim any of those comparisons – but their lineage is apparent in the powerful hooks that dominate his songwriting and in the raw passion he brings to a performance.
SET TIME: Saturday @ 6:00pm
Hailing from Murphysboro, Illinois, MURPHY is quickly working their way to creating a name for themselves in country music.
Murphy has shared the stage with names such as Jon Pardi, LoCash Cowboys, and Kid Rock
SET TIME: Saturday @ 7:15pm
HARDY launched as an artist with the release of two four-song EPs of Country swagger and rock attitude, THIS OLE BOY(October 2018) and WHERE TO FIND ME(January 2019), and was soon after named to CMT’s 2019 Listen Up class and tapped as One To Watch by Rolling Stone Country, Amazon, Pandora and many more.
Emerging as an in-demand songwriter in 2018 with two PLATINUM-certified #1s, “Up Down” (Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line) and “Simple” (FGL), his knack for unforgettable grooves and unique turns of phrase have made him “one of Music Row’s most consistent hit-makers on the rise” (CMT), with Blake Shelton, Chris Lane and more lining up to cut his tracks.
HARDY wrapped a three-month run as direct support on Morgan Wallen’s IF I KNOW ME TOUR in March, and is currently on the road with multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line for their CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY TOUR.
SET TIME: Saturday @ 9:30pm