'Stars In The Park' Will Feature Clint Black & Many More In Montgomery March 28, 2017 12:50

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Grammy Award-winning country music star Clint Black will headline Stars in the Park, an outdoor concert on the grounds of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on Saturday, April 8 at 8pm. This spectacular event will also include several opening acts: Blackbird Pickers, Jason Givens and the Wanderers, Jessie Lynn, and Act of CongressStars in the Park: An Evening with Clint Black will take place rain or shine. Gates open at 4pm.

Active duty military are entitled to one free ticket with proof of identification. Active duty military tickets can be obtained in person through the ASF Box Office.  General admission tickets purchased in advance are $30. Tickets purchased at the gate the day of the concert will be $36. Onsite parking is $5. Parking passes can be purchased in advance for $5 and added to your ticket order either through the Box Office or using the links below. Only one pass per car is needed.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers will not permitted on the grounds. Food and drink will be available for purchase from a variety of local restaurant vendors.

Clint Black is celebrating 25 years since the debut of his legendary and landmark album Killin’ Time.  Black has sold over 20 million records, charted 22 number one country singles and is a Grammy Award-winner. Among his best-known hits are Killin’ Time, Like the Rain, When I Said I Do and Nothin’ But the Taillights. Music industry accolades include Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Horizon Award, AMA Favorite New Male Country Artist, ACM Best New Male Vocalist, ACM Album of the Year, and ACM Single of the Year.

An Evening with Clint Black is made possible with the generous support of the City of Montgomery, Stivers Ford Lincoln, Alabama Power Company, The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Hans and Lucy Luquire, SevisFirst Bank, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Council of Alabama and Neptune Technology Group, Inc.

All proceeds from An Evening with Clint Black will go to support the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s cultural and educational outreach efforts.

An Evening with Clint Black caps off an eventful day in Montgomery, which includes Maxwell Air Force Base Open House & Air Show as well as the Montgomery Biscuits opening weekend. More than 50,000 visitors are expected in Montgomery for these events.

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Performance Schedule:

4:00 pm – 4:35 pm Blackbird Pickers
4:45 pm – 5:20 pm Jason Givens and the Wanderers
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Jessie Lynn
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Act of Congress
8:00 pm -
Clint Black

Blackbird Pickers

Blackbird Pickers is a group of friends that enjoy playing music together. The band is located in the Southeast with the closest major city being Montgomery, AL. We didn’t all meet at the same time but being in a band is very much about playing with people that you feel you’ve known a lifetime. We are a close knit group that loves celebrating life and the moments that should be remembered. Between all of us we have played music in about every environment you can imagine.

Music is a powerful thing that can sway a mood, create ambience, and make a moment more memorable than may seem possible. Creating these moments is one of the biggest perks of our job. Being part of them is always very special and something we strive for every time we play.

So, that’s it. We love playing music because of the relationships it lends itself to. We love that it’s an art form that allows us to be a part of other people's life, love, and laughter.

Jason Givens and The Wanderers

Jason Givens and the Wanderers are a southern rock and country group from Montgomery, Alabama. The group has played all over the Southeastern United States for the past 6 years, but Jason Givens (singer and guitarist) and Chris Kratzer (bass) have been making music together since high school. In addition to long time drummer Andy Martin the group also features pianist Stefan Slade and multi-instrumentalist Fowler Holding. With complex harmonies reminiscent of the Doobie Brothers, the band credits the likes of Waylon Jennings, Ryan Adams, .38 Special, and Taylor Swift with shaping their signature high-energy southern rock flavor. Jason Givens and the Wanderers most recently competed in the 2016 Nashville Next Regional Finals.

Jessie Lynn

Since entering the country music scene in 2005, Jessie Lynn has performed at venues and events across the southeast including the Alabama State Senate, Auburn University Homecoming, Alabama Department of Agriculture’s SASDA Conference, Montgomery Biscuits Center Stage Alabama, The Hank Williams Museum, NCAA Division II World Series, and Canaan International’s Premiere Showcase.

Jessie Lynn released her first single, “Boots N Bling It’s a Cowgirl Thing”, in February 2016 to internet radio stations where it earned #1 rankings and was named March 2016 Akademia Best Country/Rock Song. This single earned her several 2016 nominations Female Song of the Year and Female Rising Star by The Josie Awards Show and five categories on The Nashville Universe Awards Show.

Since releasing her album, A Softer Side of Country, Jessie Lynn has opened for The Oak Ridge Boys and was named the 2016 Alabama Music Association Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. Jessie Lynn is currently obtaining her Master's degree from Auburn University and is looking forward to seeing her fans at upcoming events!

Act of Congress

The organic sound of Act of Congress is consistently voted one of the "Must See Live Acts of Alabama." AOC has completed five tours as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors, led by the U.S. State Department. Since 2012 AOC has performed in countries including Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, and Jordan. Highlights from recent trips include independence day entertainment for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian government, and a feature performance at Jordan's celebrated Jerash festival.

Act of Congress was selected as the 2016 artist for “Keep Alabama Beautiful,” and is currently performing original music at live venues, festivals, and national symphonies; including four performances with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. AOC has backed up country music star, Sara Evans and American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks. AOC's current licensing catalog includes Showtime and Google. Act of Congress has released two full length original albums, an acclaimed Christmas Collection, a live CD/DVD and the documentary A Week In The Life. 

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