Kick’n Up Kountry Announces 2016 line-up
Kick’n Up Kountry strives to bring top notch entertainment to our area and you will have to agree they have done just that once again this year. Back by popular demand will be Hairball on” Rockin Wednesday.” For those that did not get to experience this production Kick’n Up Kountry is giving you another chance to see them. Opening for Hairball is the Bandlands House Band out of Sioux Falls, SD. This is also another great Rock and Roll Act that are meant to entertain you.
The winners of the Karaoke contests from all over the northwest will take the stage on Thursday, June 9th followed by Tripwire and Judd Hoos. These bands will keep you rockin the night away!!
Friday, June 10th will begin with the Steele River Band , followed by Parmalee, with a country rock sound that has it’s roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues cover tunes the guys grew up hearing their family play. Parmalee recently made history when its multi-week #1 smash “ Carolina” became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24 –year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Just added to Friday afternoon’s entertainment in the Squeaky Spoke Saloon is Blind Joe who was a contestant on “The Voice”.
Josh Turner is the headline act for Friday night who is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of Traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Turner’s hits include “ Your Man”, “Why Don’t We Just Dance”, “Firecracker”, “Would You Go With Me”, “All Over Me”, and “ Time is Love”, the most played country song of 2012!
Ashlee Hewitt will be bringing her new trio to make a regional debut at Kick’n Up Kountry on Saturday. Ashlee along with Whitney Duncan and Shelby McLeod meld their distinct voices, backgrounds, and life experiences together to create
“Post Monroe”. Our sound is our voices, Ashlee explains. “They’re different. They’re unique. The blend of them together makes Post Monroe what it is.” The Trio adopted a name that Ashlee had been holding onto for quite awhile. While living in L.A. in 2008 Ashlee heard someone describe a fashion style as Post Monroe after Marilyn Monroe, and immediately she thought it sounded like a band name. The girls love Marilyn Monroe and her timeless beauty but think it is nice to leave it open for interpretation too, Whitney says. In Country music, we have Bill Monroe. There are some great Monroes. “ We’ll be whatever Monroe you want it to be,” Shelby jokes. “ We are so many things and Marilyn was so many things. It really represents our depth as individuals, as women.” Post Monroe was recently named one of 11 new artists to watch by “Sounds of Nashville.” Kick’n Up Kountry is excited to bring our home town girl and her new trio to the Kick’n Up Kountry stage. Don’t miss this show!
Connie Smith, one of Country music’s greats will perform on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Her greatness extends beyond vocal brilliance. It encompasses her song selection, her connection to great musicians, her classy demeanor, and a spiritual bearing that serves as her foundation. Connie Smith is one of country music’s most admired artists not because of ONE of her talents, but because of how they form such a distinct whole. She received the highest honor in country music in 2012 when she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Easton Corbin will perform on Saturday at 9:00 pm. He mixes contemporary country with traditional sounds which define his “About To Get Real” new album release on Mercury Nashville. Easton and his music appeal to the young party-minded fans and country purists alike. He fell in love with the music of George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Keith Whitley and says all that shapes who he is musically. This is a show closing the main stage in 2016 you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets now while they are still 25% off of gate price. For more information or to order tickets check the web site at
or phone the office @ 877-542-5687