Phil Vassar wowed Festival crowds six years ago. He is joining us again to celebrate the 40th Festival. Phil is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter AND as an artist. He has 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 TOP 40s. Top songs include Just Another Day in Paradise. Carlene, Six Pack Summer, American Child, For a Little While & My Next Thirty Years (Tim McGraw), Right on the Money (Alan Jackson), I’m All Right & Bye Bye (Jo Dee Messina) and many more. American Soul is Phil’s ninth album. He also recently launched “Songs from the Cellar” a wine-infused musical conversation airing across the US and Europe.
Follow Phil at philvassar.com and #noPHILter.
Tyler Rich signed a record deal with Valory Music Company and a publishing agreement with Big Machine Music. His lead single “The Difference” is climbing the charts. Already lauded as a coveted SiriusXM Highway Find, “The Difference” landed Tyler as a CMT Listen Up arst for 2018.
Fast forward to graduating college with a degree in Economics, Tyler moved to LA to pursue a different game of numbers – music – exploring various genres with songwring and bands before taking the leap as a solo artist. Sometimes you hear a song and you just know it’s special and you can’t get that song out of your head. For up and coming country star Tyler Rich that song is “The Difference.”
Tyler has been introducing his amplified sound and infectious energy coast to coast, performing alongside some of the genre’s top acts including Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Jusn Moore, Cole Swindell and Dan + Shay.
Separate Ways The Band, the Ultimate Tribute to the music of Journey, The band brings the highest level of musicianship while showing a true respect for the music of Journey. An evening with Separate Ways The Band is truly an "unforgettable" experience, which is why they are. “The Next Best Thing to Journey”
A Festival favorite returns! The Sensational Soul Cruisers are an 11 man horn group fronted by four soulful vocalists who pay homage and tribute to the very best of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s Old School, Classic Soul, RnB, Motown and Disco. With a lifetime of study and hard work, this group captures and emulates the distinctive style, skill and choreography of a classic show band working together to deliver the ultimate Soul Cruisers dance party!
The judge's choices from the preliminary competition on Friday night, compete on the Festival stage for cash prizes. Enjoy great amateur singers from the area.
Eric Paslay, delivers a powerful punch as a renowned, Platinum-selling, hit songwriter and dynamic performer. Paslay has celebrated five No. 1 hits including “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Angel Eyes” (Love & Theft), “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts) and “Friday Night,” the smash lead single from his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The Temple, Texas native is a recent GRAMMY nominee (first as a recording artist) in the Best Country Duo/Group category for “The Driver,” performed by Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, featuring Eric and Dierks Bentley. A true artist’s artist, USA Today calls Paslay “flat out-brilliant” and American Songwriter names him an influencer of country music. Eric’s new single, “Young Forever” is available everywhere now!
Fairground Saints are a country music trio from Santa Barbara, CA signed to Sony Nashville. Their hits include “Turn This Car Around” and “Can’t Control the Weather.” The band includes singer and guitarist Mason Van Valin, Elijah Edwards on vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboards, dobro and accordion and Megan McAllister on vocals, guitar and dulcimer, each sharing songwriting duties. Fairground Saints music is known for its catchy melodies and amazing harmonies.
The Exceptions headline all of the area venues including Sundays throughout the summer at The Deck at Golden Nugget In AC (23 consecutive years and counting!), Thursdays throughout the summer at The Windrift in Avalon NJ (9 consecutive years now), and regular appearances at Sugarhouse Casino, Parx Casino, Harrahs in AC, Sands Casino in Bethlehem, and The Buck Hotel in Bucks County.. The band recently shared the stage with Chicago and Kenny Loggins .