Saturday, June 6 | 8:00 PM Singer-songwriter Drew Baldridge grew up in Patoka, Illinois, where he developed a passion for writing, playing and singing his own Country songs. With the release of his latest album, “Crossing County Lines, Vol. 2” this month and a spot on iTunes Top 30 Country Charts, Drew is sharing his style of living large on the simple things with the world.
Drew has opened shows for Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar, Alabama and Justin Moore. We are thrilled to have him headlining our inaugural concert of the 2015 season! Tickets are $10 per person for the concert and are available here.
Garrett Biggs & The Hwy 40 Band
Get here early June 6th to see Garrett Biggs & the Hwy 40 Band take the small Funfest Stage at 5pm! Your $10 ticket is inclusive of both bands! Tickets are at ticketweb.
Garrett Biggs & The Highway 40 Band is a new Modern Country/Classic Rock band out of Casey, Illinois. They play a mix of country tunes like Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party,” as well as classics like Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally!”
With two lead guitar players, a solid backbeat, and a utility player of five different instruments, they are able to cover a wide range of sounds. The band’s front man, Garrett Biggs, is a 16 year old Country Singer/Songwriter out of Casey, Ill. He has performed more than 120 shows in the past 2 years, and has been featured on WTHI News 10’s “In The Spotlight” Segment. He has plans to spend studio time recording his original debut album in the very near future. Garrett will also be opening for Josh Thompson, Craig Wayne Boyd, and Aaron Tippin at the Kankakee BBQ Fest later on this summer.
Backing him up are some of the most seasoned musicians in East Central Illinois. Roger Biggs, lead guitar and vocals, and Stan Landrith, bass guitar and vocals have over 35 years each of experience on stage. Wayne Cottrell, drums, brings an energetic style that you won’t want to miss. Marie McGlone, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, fiddle, and vocals, has performed on stage with Waylon Jennings’ grandson, Whey Jennings. She has been featured in the documentary book, “Images of America, Kentucky’s Bluegrass Music” and released her first CD titled “Listen To My Heart” in October of 2010.