A big part of the fun is the great music every year. This year, three stages will once again welcome acts including local, regional and national. A new Friday night, outdoor ticketed concert will offer a special experience!
The complete lineup is still in the works, but 2017 promises to once again bring a variety of music for everyone. Check out this year's headline acts, below!
The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Signature Series expands to a Friday night OUTDOOR ticketed event featuring the incomparable BIG & RICH! Bringing their boundary-smashing live show, the promise is the city will never be the same!
Big & Rich are an American country music duo composed of Big Kenny and John Rich, both of whom are songwriters, vocalists, and guitarists. Big Kenny was formerly a solo artist on Hollywood Records while Rich was a founding member of the country music band Lonestar and later a solo artist for BNA Records.
Their first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, was released in 2004. This album produced four straight Top 40 country hits, including the number 11 "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)", plus collaborations with Cowboy Troy, Gretchen Wilson, and Martina McBride. Comin' to Your City was released in November 2005 followed by another Top 20 single the Vietnam War-inspired "8th of November", and two more Top 40 hits. Joining the duo on this album were Cowboy Troy, Wilson, and Kris Kristofferson. Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace, released in 2007, produced their first number-one single, "Lost in This Moment". Both before and during the duo's hiatus, Rich has worked as a producer and songwriter for several other artists.
The Birthplace of Route 66 Signature Series features THREE DOG NIGHT in concert Saturday, August 12 at 8PM.
Legendary music icon, THREE DOG NIGHT, boasting 21 consecutive Top 40 hits over nearly 5 decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT.
THREE DOG NIGHT hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity.
This Grammy-nominated band is not content to rest on its legacy alone. recently releasing its first double-A sided single in nearly 25 years. The new release includes the blistering “Heart Of Blues” and the timely, beautiful a-cappella ballad “Prayer of the Children.” Always working to expand its audience, THREE DOG NIGHT has embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology. Fans buy THREE DOG NIGHT’s music on iTunes, Amazon, other digital retailers, the official band website as well as at record stores. In fact, releases from this decade alone have sold well over a million copies.