MB Financial Park (5501 Park Place, Rosemont) is proud to announce the launch of the “Country in the Park” free summer concert series. The weekly concert series is scheduled to kick off Tuesday, June 23 and will continue through Tuesday, Sept. 1, featuring some of Nashville’s most popular emerging country music artists along with food and beverage tents on the park’s great lawn.
All “Country in the Park” shows are from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Admission to “Country in the Park” is free. Parking is available at the MB Financial Park parking garage and is free with validation from any of the park’s venues. Outside coolers are prohibited.
The “Country in the Park” Tuesday night concert series will supplement MB Financial Park’s existing lineup of summer programming which includes the “Rockin’ in the Park” Thursday night free concert series and free yoga on Sundays and Zumba classes in the park on Wednesdays.
The “Country in the Park” 2015 schedule is listed below:
Tuesday, June 23:
With a sound built upon her love for R&B and country music, Cheyenne Rose has been carving out her musical niche and playing shows in venues from her hometown of Chicago to Nashville. With a vocal range that can emulate the hushed tones of Sarah McLaughlin as easily as the soaring vocals of Martina McBride, Rose’s repertoire includes anything from covers of Ed Sheeran and Tori Kelly to original songs born from the depths of her own brooding guitar. In addition to national anthem performances at Chicago sports games, Cheyenne has also opened for Grammy® nominee Josh Turner and country hit-maker Cole Swindell. She is slated to perform this summer at the sold out Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Festival and the inaugural Windy City Lake Shake Country Music Festival.
A native of southern Ohio, current Nashville resident Lewis Copeland merges country lyrics with rock and blues music for a perfect blend of his favorite music genres. Since his debut, Lewis has demonstrated that he is an ambassador for country music, playing venues throughout North America. Copeland’s songwriting and style aligns him with a new generation of country fans that respect and appreciate past artists while continuing to find new messengers.
Tuesday, June 30:
Bringing his Miami heat to Nashville in 2011, South Florida native Sammy Arriaga has quickly become a rising country music sensation. Since making his debut on the “American Idol” Season 10 stage, Arriaga has been captivating audiences across the country with his infectious style, performing alongside popular chart-topping acts such as the ACM-nominated duo Love and Theft and “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope.
Cam’s storyteller lyrics walk a romantic line between worldly wisdom and Disney-esque charm. Her songwriting spans country and pop, including a song featured on Miley Cyrus' worldwide platinum album “Bangerz.” Cam is currently recording her Arista Nashville debut with Grammy-winning producer Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce, FUN, Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, P!NK), & Tyler Johnson (Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Mikky Ekko). Her single, “My Mistake,” is now playing on country radio stations and available for purchase on iTunes. Her "Welcome to Cam Country" EP is exclusively streaming on Spotify.
Tuesday, July 7:
Originally from the shores of Lake Michigan just north of Chicago, the bubbly and upbeat Elizabeth Lyons released her first six-song EP while studying at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University. The self-titled collection took off instantly, landing on Billboard’s regional “Heat-Seekers Chart” and making an impressive mark on iTunes’ country chart. Lyons’ music has collectively sold more than 75,000 downloads to date.
Consisting of brothers Mark and Jason Sutton, this Tennessee country music group has been a staple at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon with their unique sound. Past winners of Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” competition, Brother Trouble brings the “kick-back and party down” fun back into the fabric of country music. The group’s hit songs including “Summer’s Little Angel,” and “Blow the House Down” have built a fan base for their distinctive sound and musical vibe.
Tuesday, July 14:
Growing up in Jackson, Tenn., singer/songwriter Brandon Lay was exposed to a wide variety of influences including Bryan Adams, Don Williams and Elvis Presley. His debut album, “Me & Dixie,” was released in March 2012, and Lay recently issued his new EP “Reckless.” In October 2013, Lay signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. With a well-established following, Lay’s music has taken him across the country, touring with acts such as Brantley Gilbert, Aaron Lewis, Darryl Worley, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen.
Erik Dylan, a fourth generation Kansas farmer, was discovered by country artist Kip Moore in Nashville. Since signing with Brett James & Warner Chappell, Dylan has written more than 400 songs, including tracks cut by artists JT Hodges, Chad Brownlee, Robin Meade, Randy Montana and Kip Moore. Dylan’s first single as an artist, "Where the Party At," (Dylan/Archer/Weaver) launched on Sirius XM “The Highway” in January 2014.
Tuesday, July 21:
Chris Weaver Band
Mixing southern rock, soul and country blues, the Chris Weaver Band inspires crowds all around following the release of their sophomore album, “American Dreamer.” Collaborating with legendary producer, Josh Leo (Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Timothy B. Schmit, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd) for the album, Weaver and his band showcase their lyrical craftsmanship. The sophomore release showcases Weaver’s songwriting skills and soulful, gritty passion for songs that epitomize the American spirit – determination, love, family life, faith in a higher power and the hopefulness of the American Dream.
Tuesday, July 28:
Walker County is a family band that hails from Sulphur Springs, Ind. Comprised of lead vocalist Ivy Dene Walker, her little sister Sophie and father Billy Walker, the group brings a combination of soul, southern rock and traditional country to its audiences.
Known for their three-part harmony and songwriting, Mockingbird Sun performs with a Texas twang and a Tennessee twist. Strongly influenced by a variety of music icons from Hank Williams to Tom Petty, the group has been featured on CMT and Great American Country and in Billboard Magazine, among other outlets.
The performers for the “Country in the Park” concerts on August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25 and September 1 will be announced at a later date.