Series to include Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Journey
Lampe, MO – (February, 2013) – The Black Oak Amphitheater is set to host the biggest summer of concerts since the historic venue’s renovation and reopening in 2010. Partnering with title sponsor Coors Light®, the series will include some of the most popular touring acts in the nation.
Branson’s official kick off to summer is Memorial Day Weekend. On Sunday, May 26th Grammy Nominated member of the Grand Old Opry, actor, and television personality Trace Adkins will lead off the summer series. Rocker Aaron Lewis will support Adkins on the kick-off show. Lewis, best known for his work as the lead singer of Staind, has sold 13 Million albums worldwide. The Staind hit, “It’s Been Awhile”, continues to be the most played rock song of the decade. Rounding out the May 26th lineup is the southern rock group Blackberry Smoke, who has toured with ZZ Top and The Marshal Tucker Band.
On June 23rd country superstar Tim McGraw will bring his Two Lanes of Freedom tour to Black Oak. In his record-shattering career, McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, and dominated the charts with 32 Number One singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards. Supporting McGraw will be Brantley Gilbert with his #1 hits including “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.” Gilbert is also known for writing Jason Aldean #1 hits “Dirt Road Anthem” and “My Kinda Party.” Completing the June 23rd lineup will be Love & Theft, who earned their first country radio #1 in 2012 with “Angel Eyes”.
July 5th southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will return to Black Oak Amphitheater. With over 30 million albums sold, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s pop culture classic “Sweet Home Alabama.” Lynyrd Skynyrd also holds the post renovation attendance record at Black Oak Amphitheater with over 8,000 during their 2010 show with ZZ Top. Hinder, the multi-Platinum Oklahoma City hard rockers best known for their Billboard Pop Chart #1 “Lips Of An Angel”, will take the stage before Lynyrd Skynrd. Hinder’s 2005 debut album Extreme Behavior sold over three-million copies in the U.S. and their 2008 follow-up album Take It To The Limit surpassed Gold status after debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200. Self-described “southern-fried hard rockers” Black Stone Cherry will also perform on the July 5th lineup. Black Stone Cherry’s 2008 album Folklore & Superstition debuted at #1 on the UK rock chart and “White Trash Millionaire” was the lead single off their latest album “Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea”.
Completing the initial group of shows announced in the concert series is Journey on Friday, August 16th. Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. Journey’s anthemic single, “Don’t Stop Believin” is the top selling digital catalog song in history with over 4.4 million downloads in the United States. Additional support acts for the August 16th show are pending.
“We are thrilled with how this year’s concert series is lining up,” says Black Oak General Manager Lance Combs. “We have some exciting new programs planned for our fans this year. Our 1st Access Club will allow fans to buy tickets and VIP Pavilion passes in advance, we’ve revamped our VIP Pavilion program to make it easier for fans of a specific artist to purchase passes for this area, and our great sponsor partners like Coors Light®, PFI Home of BootDaddy, Branson Airport and FlyBranson.com, Route 66 Driving School, and so many others are making this star-packed lineup possible for our community,” states Combs.
1st Access Club memberships will go on sale to the general public on February 22nd, while tickets to the Memorial Day Weekend show will go on sale March 8th.
Tickets are available by visiting www.BlackOakAmp.com or calling the box office at (417) 779-1222.
Located near Branson, Missouri at scenic Table Rock Lake, the Black Oak Amphitheater is Missouri’s premier outdoor concert venue. Featuring 6,000 reserved seats and 3,000 lawn seats with beautiful views of the Ozark Mountains; camp, fish, boat, enjoy a traditional Branson attraction, world-class shopping at Branson Landing or just kick back and party with friends in the relaxed atmosphere of the Missouri Ozarks.