Stage Sponsored By:
- Contagious Til 4 – OPENER – 5:30-7:00
- C & C Music Factory – 8:00 - 8:30
- Color Me Badd – 8:45 - 9:45
- All-4-One –10:00 - 11:00
All-4-One’s very first single “So Much In Love“, scaled to RIAA Gold Sales and top 5 pop status. The California based quartet soon marked their place in the industry as premier balladeers. Their second single, “I Swear“, claimed the billboard “Hot 100” #1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks, while sales sky rocketed to hold the #1 selling single status in 1994 and third most successful single of the rock era. “I Swear” STILL holds a spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100”as one of the most successful singles of all time and has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century. “I Swear” is recorded in history with an imprint in the Guinness’s World Book of records (as the biggest selling single of 1994).
The groups second album was highlighted by “I Can Love You Like That”, a mid-tempo which hit the top 5 on the Billboard “Hot 100”. To date they have released a total of seven albums and sold over 20 million units worldwide, won a bevy of awards including a Grammy, an American Music Award, a Blockbuster Award, countless international awards and completed multiple major world tours.
All-4-One is featured on the following, The multi-platinum soundtrack to Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame with the main theme song “Someday”, the Space Jam Soundtrack, a 5 time platinum album with “I Turn To You”, Tapestry Revisited: A Tribute to Carole King, with their rendition of “Tapestry”, which sold over a million units. They are also featured in the soundtrack of the movie Mi Familia with the song “One Summer Night”, a 60’s remake and The 1996 Grammy Nominees album, with “I Can Love You Like That”. The Grammy album is a compilation of songs nominated for song of the year and this too sold a million copies. All-4-One’s songs are frequently licensed for commercials, music compilations TV shows and major motion pictures such as Despicable Me, Earth To Echo, the hilarious Ryan Reynolds comedy Just Friends, The Social Network and Nothing To Lose. All-4-One has recorded duets with legends such as Julio Iglesias and Kenny Rogers.
Celebrating their 27th Anniversary this year, All-4-One continues to tour the world as the original members and a collection of hit songs under their belt.
Their debut album, C.M.B sold over 6 million copies worldwide and became certified triple platinum in the United States. They have 3 number 1 singles and 17 top 20 singles.
Color Me Badd has five hit singles from their debut album C.M.B. These were "I Wanna Sex You Up" (U.S. #2), "I Adore Mi Amor" (U.S. #1), "All 4 Love" (U.S. #1), "Thinkin' Back" (U.S. #16) and "Slow Motion" (U.S. #18). "I Wanna Sex You Up" was also on the New Jack City soundtrack and hit number one in the United Kingdom.
They have been on T.V. shows, commercials and their songs have been in movies like "New Jack City" and "No Strings Attached". Their single, "Sexual Capacity," also appeared on the soundtrack to the Demi Moore film "Striptease".
PERFORMING ALL THEIR HITS
"I WANNA SEX YOU UP"
"I ADOR MI AMOR"
"ALL 4 LOVE"
C & C Music Factory
In the 1990’s, as the front-man/emcee and co-founder of the multi-platinum selling C+C Music Factory, Brooklyn native Freedom Williams’ commanding rap style propelled the group to the top of the charts. The collective successfully amassed a total of thirty-five music industry awards worldwide, including five American Music Awards, five Billboard Awards, two MTV Awards, several ASCAP Pop Awards and several Grammy Awards nominations.
Freedom Williams has always stood out amongst his Hip-Hop and Dance music peers. His rapping is prominently featured on many of C+C Music Factory’s party anthems from their debut album, such as the Billboard Hot 100 #1 platinum single "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” as well as other infectious club classics “Here We Go (Let’s Rock & Roll)” and “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…” These songs have been featured in hit movies and television shows such as Space Jam, Dancing With The Stars, Jarhead, Evan Almighty, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Happy Feet and Pain & Gain.
Along with carrying the C+C Music Factory brand, Freedom released his solo debut, “Freedom” on Columbia Records. His singles “Voice of Freedom”, "Groove Your Mind” both featured prominently in the Billboard Top 100 charts.
Currently Freedom divides his time between the recording studio and tour life.
- TBA – 5:30 – 7:00
- TBA – 7:30 – 9:00
- David Lee Murphy – HEADLINER – 9:30 – 11:00
Million-selling singer-songwriter David Lee Murphy had no plans to make a new record until a country superstar made them for him.
“I’ve been friends and written songs with Kenny (Chesney) for years,” Murphy reflects. “I sent him some songs for one of his albums a couple of years ago, and he called me up. He goes, ‘Man, you need to be making a record. I could produce it with Buddy Cannon, and I think people would love it.’ It’s hard to say no to Kenny Chesney when he comes up with an idea like that.”
Murphy, whose songs “Dust on the Bottle and “Party Crowd” continue to be staples at country radio, could have easily filled the album with hits he’s written for Chesney (“’Til It’s Gone,” “Living in Fast Forward,” “Live a Little”), Jason Aldean (“Big Green Tractor,” “The Only Way I Know How”), Thompson Square (GRAMMY-nominated “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”), Jake Owen (“Anywhere With You”), or Blake Shelton (“The More I Drink”). But, Chesney had other ideas.
“Kenny was really influential in the songs that we picked,” says Murphy. “Over the course of the next year or so, we got together, talked about it and picked out songs. I wanted to record songs of mine that people haven’t heard before, that are new. We wanted to make the kind of album that you would listen to if you were camping or out on a lake, fishing. Or sitting anywhere, just having a good time.”
Titled No Zip Code, the new David Lee Murphy collection has already yielded a hit single and duet with Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” The collection also contains such good-time, party-hearty anthems as “Get Go,” “Haywire” and “That’s Alright.”
The rocking “Way Gone” is a female-empowerment barn burner. “Winnebago” invites a lover to a rural retreat. The hooky, retro sounding “Voice of Reason” is about a ne’er-do-well running off the rails time and again. The infectious, up-tempo “I Won’t Be Sorry” is about living life to the fullest and going out with a bang. In “Waylon and Willie,” a broken-hearted lover nurses nostalgia for good times that have departed. “As the Crow Flies” promises a loving reunion from a wandering soul. “No Zip Code” is a fantasy about a life lived far from the world’s problems.
These songs reconnect us with an artist who was a pioneer of the edgy, rocking style that now dominates modern country music. David Lee Murphy developed his musical style as a teenager in Southern Illinois. Although both parents were schoolteachers, he was an indifferent student. Instead of studying books, he studied the sounds of such “outlaw” country musicians as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. He was also deeply influenced by southern rock bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers and Z.Z. Top.
He arrived in Nashville determined to fuse those influences into his own recording style. But when every label in town turned him down, he turned to writing songs for others and playing the honky-tonks of Middle Tennessee with his band.
“I was on the ‘ten-year songwriting program,’” he comments wryly. “Those were the starving artist years. When I first came to Nashville, I didn’t realize that they didn’t have 20-year-old country singers. You had to be 40. You had to have some scars and some wrinkles and a little bit of age. You had to have some smoke and diesel dust on you.
“So I concentrated on my songwriting. I wanted to get better as a writer, so I could record my own songs. In the meantime, I had a little band called The Blue Tick Hounds. We played all the little clubs and dives, just wherever we could get a gig. We were an edgy little four-piece band who played loud and hard. We didn’t fit right in the groove at that time, to where we were commercial enough to get a record deal.
“That was my first few years in town, playing the clubs and learning how to write songs. I gotta say, those were some great days.”
Gradually, a diverse range of artists from Reba McEntire to Dobie Gray began recording his tunes. GRAMMY-winning producer and MCA Nashville President Tony Brown heard Murphy’s recording of a song called “Just Once” and put it on the soundtrack of the 1994 rodeo movie 8 Seconds. This led to the recording of Murphy’s debut album, 1995’s Out With a Bang. It yielded the massive hits “Party Crowd” and “Dust on the Bottle” and became a Gold Record.
“I had a ball,” he recalls of his graduation to record stardom. “I had a great time. In the early ‘90s when I was starting to have hits, that was really fun to me. I mean, I loved it. That was the first time I experienced when people knew who I was. And it was a great time to be out playing music, because there was a lot of great music going on. Nashville was blowing up.”
The next phase of his career proved to be even more lucrative. Murphy became an in-demand songwriter for such post-millennial country stars as Chesney, Aldean and Shelton. He has earned more than a dozen songwriting awards. David Lee Murphy songs have been recorded by superstars Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Brooks & Dunn, Chris Young and many more.
“These last few years of just being a songwriter, I’ve had a crazy good time,” says Murphy. “I’ve been really fortunate. A lot of great artists have recorded my songs. I get up every day and get to do something I really love to do, which is write songs. I get to be with artists and the best songwriters anywhere. Plus, I get to record. I sing the demos of the songs, so I’m making little records and being in the studio.
“And at the same time, I get to go on the road in the summer and play fairs and festivals and be an artist, too. It is zero pressure, and it is really fun. It is just me and the band having a good time playing music. When you can play an hour-and-a-half show of songs that people know, it’s so much fun to see their reaction. Half of the songs can be my songs from the ‘90s and half of the songs can be these hits they know by other artists.”
With No Zip Code, David Lee Murphy is launching yet another phase of his already stellar career. Starting with its tune “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” he is beginning to add more of his own hit records to his concert set lists.
“I’m excited about putting out all these new songs, so people can hear what I’ve been doing for these last few years,” says Murphy. “I can’t wait to take this album out on the road and play it live. We’ve had a heck of a good time making this record, and I think you can hear that.”
- TBA – 3:30 – 5:00
- TBA – 5:30 – 7:00
- TBA – 7:05 – National Anthem
- FireHouse – Coheadliner – 7:30 – 9:00
- Jack Russell’s Great White – Coheadliner – 9:30 – 11:00
Jack Russell’s Great White represents the next phase of his legacy. On January 27, 2017 Frontiers Music Srl laid the framework for this new phase with the release of “He Saw it Comin”.
“For me this is so much more than a collection of songs, it is the culmination of a lifetime of living. It is about addictions, love, pain and many facets of the human condition. I tend to write autobiographically, and, on this album, I dealt with topics I've never explored,” explains Russell of the new record.
Rather than look backward and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum Hard Rock entity’s storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, Jack Russell’s Great White first bared its teeth. Robby Lochner has been with Jack since its inception, they soon welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana—this time as a guitar player and keyboardist— they then added drummer Dicki Fliszar, then bassist Dan McNay. This group put together a sharp, soaring, eclectic, hook-laden new album, boasting the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell and Montana icons in the first place.
“It’s a powerful band,” Russell proclaims. “The music is dynamic, and I’ve gone where I’ve never gone before. Lochner was a catalyst for moving forward. I wasn’t sure how the writing would go at first but soon realized the chemistry is beyond words. He’s my copilot and one of my best friends.”
The musicians hit the studio to cut their official full-length debut. It taps into the bluesy bomb
ast and heavy energy of Russell’s celebrated material, but it’s a distinctly modern metallic monster.
“We want the new material to blow people’s ears back,” Russell goes on. “It has the elements of the best of Great White, but there’s diversity, vibe and an edge to it. It draws from our 60’s and 70’s roots in a more modern way.”
Montana agrees, “It’s got the classic sound. The first element is Jack’s voice. No other band sounds like this one, ever did or does now. When I was 17 years old, I remember walking around the UCLA campus listening to the band’s first EP. I was a fan before I ever joined the band. We’re going to maintain that integrity moving forward.”
That integrity became forged over nearly thirty years. In 1984, the band broke out of the Los Angeles scene with its self-titled debut followed by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987’s Once Bitten... and 1989’s …Twice Shy. Moving over 10 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russell’s Great White.
Ultimately, the new music is for the millions of fans who stuck by Russell all these years. It’s everything they’ve been waiting for and more.
Jack Russell’s Great White Lineup:
Jack Russell (Vocals)
Tony Montana (Guitar, Keyboards)
Robby Lochner (Guitar, piano, backing vocal)
Dan McNay (Bass, backing vocal)
Dicki Fliszar (Drums, backing vocal)
FireHouse 30th Anniversary Party Of A Lifetime Tour. Show features the debut album in its entirety, along with the rest of the hits.
Double Platinum Artist!
16 Gold & Platinum Records Worldwide
Over 7 Million Sales Worldwide
"Love of a Lifetime"
"Don't Treat Me Bad"
"I Live My Life For You"
"Reach For The Sky"
"When I Look (into your eyes)"
"All She Wrote"
FireHouse has been rockin’ for decades. Their music has taken them all over the world and has produced Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum records in the United States and countries abroad.
In 1990, their first album, entitled FireHouse, was released. The band’s first single, Shake & Tumble, had impressive radio success. The band then released Don’t Treat Me Bad, which became their first Top Ten hit. This was followed by Love of a Lifetime, which also entered the Top Ten, reaching the #3 spot on the United States charts. This string of hits vaulted their first album to double platinum status in the United States; also going gold in Canada, Japan and Singapore. At the 1991 American Music Awards, FireHouse found themselves standing before the nation accepting the award for Best New Hard Rock/Metal Band, chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
The band’s second album, Hold Your Fire, was released in 1992. It produced the hits Reach for the Sky and Sleeping with You. Another Top Ten hit, When I Look into Your Eyes, peaked on the United States charts at #5. This album earned the band two more gold albums and over 1 million sales worldwide.
In 1995, FireHouse released their third album on Epic, simply titled 3. Once again, FireHouse produced another Top Forty hit in the United States with I Live My Life For You. It was with this album that FireHouse made their first trip to Southeast Asia for a promotional tour. Earlier American hits like Don’t Treat Me Bad, Love of a Lifetime and When I Look into Your Eyes had climbed the charts in Asia. Here for You, the second single from 3, had also become a hit. The band then continued their promotional tour in South American countries such as Brazil and Argentina.
Their fourth album, Good Acoustics, was released in 1996 and quickly went gold in Malaysia, Thailand, and Philippines. Good Acoustics contains unplugged versions of the group’s greatest hits, as well as four new songs. This album produced foreign hits such as In Your Perfect World, Love Don’t Care and You Are My Religion. The band returned to Southeast Asia for another promotional tour at the end of 1996. Then, in February 1997, FireHouse embarked on their first concert tour of Southeast Asia playing sold out shows for fans in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Japan. During May and June they toured the United States before returning to Southeast Asia in July for an unprecedented twenty-five city sold out tour of Indonesia.
In 1998, FireHouse toured the United States on the Rock Never Stops tour, which also included Slaughter, Warrant, Quiet Riot, and LA Guns. October of 1998 featured the Asian release of FireHouse’s fifth CD, Category 5 on Pony Canyon Records. The album quickly climbed to #4 on the Japanese charts, and supporting promotional tour of Japan followed. Category 5 was officially released in the United States in 1999.
FireHouse continued touring through the winter and spring of 1999, including 3 more sold out shows in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. On April 22, 1999, the band recorded their live show in Osaka. The result - the first ever live album by FireHouse. Bring ‘em Out Live was released in Japan in December 1999 and in the United States on Spitfire Records in July 2000.
The turn of the century brought the release of their seventh album, titled O2. It has been released in SE Asia on Pony Canyon Records, and in the US on Spitfire Records. This album had notable success despite the changing style of popular rock music.
FireHouse headed back into the studio in early 2003 to write and record their 8th album, PRIME TIME. As music changes over time, FireHouse continues to evolve their musical style; yet, at the same time, hang onto their hard rock roots. Released in October of 2003, album number 8 is no exception. You can expect to hear what FireHouse is famous for ... soulful, melodic hard rock.
Members: CJ Snare (vocals, keys), Bill Leverty (guitar), Allen McKenzie
(bass), Michael Foster (drums)
1st LP Double Platinum (Billboard)
2 Top 10 Hits (Billboard)
4 Top 40 Hits (Billboard)
7 Top 100 Hits (Billboard)
1991 American Music Award Recipients: Best New Artist Heavy Metal/Hard
"Love Of A Lifetime" - Voted biggest wedding song of 1991 (Bridal
CANCELED due to global pandemic
Tyler Rich, Pop 2000 Tour hosted by *NSYNC’s Lance Bass with performances by Tyler Hilton, Ryan Cabrera, Aaron Carter and O-Town, Dokken, Enuff Z’nuff
Night Ranger, The Kentucky Headhunters
The Kate Hastings Band, Cracker, Soul Asylum