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- TBA – 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
- TBA – OPENER – 7:30-9:00
- CINDERELLA’S Tom Keifer – HEADLINER – 9:30-11:00
Best known as the singer-songwriter/ front man of the Philadelphia based blues- rock band Cinderella, Tom Keifer, is enjoying continued success with solo releases “The Way Life Goes” & “RISE” . Though he possesses all the fire and brimstone of Rock’s greatest front men, you would be hard pressed to find the versatility and dimension that Keifer brings to a stage. Whether delivering heart wrenching ballads, such as Don’t Know What You Got ‘til It’s Gone, channeling the soul of the bluesmen of the past with his slide guitar and lap steel, or blowing sax on rockers like “Shelter Me”, Keifer is clearly one of the most unique singers and accomplished musicians in Rock and Roll. Combine that with #keiferband, Savannah Keifer (Vocals/percussion/Piano), Tony Higbee (Guitar/vocals), Billy Mercer (Bass/vocals), Kendra Chantelle (Vocals/percussion) Kory Myers (Keyboards/Vocals), Jarred Pope, (Drums) and there is only one possible outcome- A high energy rock show combining all the classic hits of Cinderella with new favorites from his solo releases that will only leave you wanting more.
The new #keiferband studio album “RISE”, (Billboard Top 10 Hard Rock Sales), released September 13th, 2019 on Cleopatra Records features the rousing, rollicking rock singles, “The Death of Me” and “HYPE”. Produced by Tom Keifer, Savannah Keifer, and Kyle O’Connor, Rise scales renewed sonic heights. From the tasty slide work that stamps “Touching the Divine”, the nontraditionally arranged, heavy, dark jam of “Untitled,” the breakneck thrust of “All Amped Up” to the tender coda of “You Believe in Me”, Rise signifies the ongoing evolution of the former Cinderella front man as a person, songwriter, and bandleader. Keifer’s deep-seated roots shine through to the very core on “RISE”, something that was embedded at the very heart of his music created during the multiplatinum Cinderella days.
Since its release, RISE has garnered rave reviews…
“…A gem of a record that manages to walk the line of recapturing the heart of his early works yet still feels totally vibrant for today …moments that shine best here are the album opening “Touching The Divine”, “The Death of Me”, the Stones-ish balladry of “Waiting On The Demons” and “HYPE”. Keifer’s second act is something to rise up and cheer. – Chad Childers, Loudwire (“Top 50 albums of 2019”)
“…a return to form for KEIFER and company. RISE features a cross section of tunes that cull inspiration from NIGHT SONGS and LONG COLD WINTER with a potent, modern age punch that will please diehard and casual fans alike. On RISE, KEIFER is showing the kids and his contemporaries how it’s done. Well done KEIFER BAND. 5.0 Out Of 5.0” – Ruben Mosqueda, KNAC.com (#3 Top 10 albums of 2019)
“TOM KEIFER is an outstanding guitarist and songwriter, and that’s apparent on his solo music. KEIFER’s 2019 release, RISE stands out for its gritty songs and riffs, with each track offering its own character.” – Anne Erickson, Audio Ink Radio (#22 Best Albums of the Decade: Rock and Metal in the 2010s)
“The former Cinderella mastermind’s second solo release contains Rolling Stones nods (‘Waiting on the Demons,’ ‘Breaking Down’), Cinderella-styled scorchers (‘All Amped Up,’ ‘Life Was Here’), and modern sounds (‘The Death of Me,’ ‘Hype,’ ‘Untitled’). ‘You Believe in Me’ is a soul-baring tribute to his wife/songwriting partner/bandmate, Savannah. KEIFER and Tony Higbee trigger ringing acoustic and electric parts throughout.” – Bret Adams, Vintage Guitar
“In sum, with RISE, TOM KEIFER succeeds in proving (once again) to be an artist who knows no creative boundaries and remains in a league of his own.” – Christopher Long, Ink19.com
Though Keifer has faced many ups and downs all throughout his storied career, his unyielding resilience can be found well within the grooves of the latest release “RISE”. And, in this particular moment, it’s fair to say Rise is the perfectly realized album that’s brought #keiferband directly to the next summit.
CANCELED due to global pandemic
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