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MPAC LIVE and Buckmasters Present River Region Review A Weekend Celebration of Music from Montgomery to Nashville Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2019
Doors open 5:30 pm both days
Tickets: $20 for one day, $30 for both days Friday Aug. 16, 2019

Doors open at : 5:30pm

6:50-7:10 p.m. - Scott Grant
A singer/songwriter/guitarist, Scott Grant performs in Montgomery and around central Alabama. He has fronted and played sideman with several bands over the last 30 years doing R&B, funk, blues, country, rock, and originals. Scott is a very versatile guitarist specializing in the Minneapolis sound and Chicago Blues as well as being a dedicated songwriter . He worked with the late legendary blues harp player Topper Price in the mid-nineties, played with David Allan Coe in 2003, guitarist in BB King's house band and opened shows for Willie Nelson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Alabama, The Black Crowes and Pat Green. After serving in the Navy as a gas turbine technician, Scott began performing hundreds of songs from Jimi Hendrix to Cole Porter, Merle Haggard to Marvin Gaye.

7:10-7:30 p.m. - Sid Phelps
Ever since he was thirteen years old Sid Phelps has enjoyed playing his guitar. In 2008, Sid starting playing shows locally around Troy, AL and overtime word of mouth had spread his name as far north as Lake Martin. With a set list made up of classic country, classic rock and even a few originals, Sid’s got something to keep everyone at the party tapping their toe. Make no mistake though; Sid’s music is deeply rooted in the country he grew up on.

7:30 - 8 p.m. - Ella Langley
Ella Langley is a singer-songwriter from Alabama who got her start in country music in the back room of her grandparents’ home. Raised in Hope Hull, a tiny town south of Montgomery, nothing made Ella happier than singing “Mama Tried” in the truck with her daddy or belting out “Froggy Went a Courtin’” next to her Grandpa on his guitar. Music was the thread woven through the fabric of her childhood. When she was 13, Ella’s grandpa passed away, leaving her his old guitar and his passion for performing. Ella’s daddy took that guitar, had it restrung for her, and she took right to it. Ella hasn’t put the guitar down since. Inspired by long-time artists like Willie Nelson and Stevie Nicks, and current artists like Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlisle, Jason Isbell, Tyler Childers, and Chris Stapleton, Ella is drawn to the truth tellers. Real artists who tell real stories through their lyrics and melodies.Ella has performed as an acoustic act and with her band around the southeast, opening up for such acts as Muscadine Bloodline, Mike Ryan, Wilson Brothers Band, and Tyler Braden.

8 - 8:45 p.m. - The Wilson Brothers Band
With the recent radio success of “Loving You Loving On Me”, and with the #1 debut of “It All Looks Good From Here” on the CMT 12-Pack Countdown, the Wilson Brothers Band (WBB) have been traveling the country working to keep up with the demand for their brand of music! Their live performances showcase why they are committed to staying true to the message of what and who they are.

The Wilson Brothers Band released their debut album early 2018. Landing on the “New Boots” playlist on Spotify, “It All Looks Good From Here” gained tremendous traction being streamed over 1.5 million times which set the stage and the tone of what the Wilson Brothers Band are all about. Featured on CMT’s “Artist Discovery,” where fans vote on their favorite music video by artist, the song debut at #1 and remained there for 3 weeks, spending a total of 7 weeks in the top 3 of the CMT 12 Pack-Countdown. After touring with artists such as Corey Smith and Clint Black, WBB signed on with Budweiser to headline a multiple city “Budweiser on Tour” concert series taking them from Georgia to Ohio and everywhere in between. With the success of their first video, WBB produced their follow-up video “Loving You Loving On Me” which was released in October 2018. The song also became the first radio single from the debut album. Entering the Music Row charts in April, 2019, the song continued to climb with the most recent position reaching the top 50 and also debuted in the top 60 on Billboard’s Country Indicator Chart in May 2019.

8:45 - 9:30 p.m. - OTI
OTI (Outside the Inside) is a group of three brothers in music that have been writing and recording original music together and playing in the River Region and beyond for well over 20 years including opening slots for Atlanta Rhythm Section and Ted Nugent. Mark DePlanche-drums/vocals, Steve Wingard-bass/vocals and Neil Young-guitar/vocals play original music that veers from power pop to funky groove rock and all points in between. Our mission is to be slightly off center while being accessible to all, or as we like to call it, Outside the Inside.

9:30 - 10:45 p.m. - Jamie Kent
Named by RollingStone.com as an "Artist You Need To Know", and dubbed a "Must Watch Artist" by The Huffington Post, one might say the future of Jamie Kent looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern Americana artists like Jason Isbell and Will Hoge, as well as paying tribute to classic greats like John Prine and Tom Petty, Kent is a "an important young voice with something to say" (Music City Roots). Kent has had no fear of hard work, playing 150+ shows a year including tours with Huey Lewis & The News, The Doobie Bros, America, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, and Marc Broussard. His songs have been heard across major network television, from VH1 to NBC's The Today Show and World Of Dance. His latest album "All American Mutt", debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #3 on the Heatseeker Charts. Kent was the only independent artist to break into the Top 20 at the time.

Saturday Aug. 17, 2019

Doors open: 5:30 p.m.

6:30 - 6:55 p.m. - Jessie Lynn
Alabama’s Singing Cowgirl, Jessie Lynn, is a multiple award winning independent country music singer & songwriter and proud CMA member! She exhibits her infectious personality and independent, “No Quit” attitude on and off the stage! She has opened for the Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Jessica Meuse and Shane Owens.

In 2018, Jessie Lynn won Female Vocalist of the Year from the KICMA Awards and Music Video of the Year for "Dirt to Diva.". Her fans were also recognized as Fan Club of the Year.

The North American Country Music Associations International (NACMAI) named her Adult Rising Star Traditional Country Female Entertainer, Most Promising Traditional Country Female Vocalist, Patriotic Album of the Year (In The Line of Duty), Music Videos of the Year (Country – “Dirt to Diva”), and (Bluegrass – “Home in a Holler”) in 2018. She has also been honored several times from the Alabama Music Association and other organizations. She grew up in Prattville and recently received a Masters degree from Auburn University.

6:50 - 7:15 p.m. - Ed Pickett
Ed Pickett is a multi-instrumentalist from Montgomery, Alabama. This Montgomery native began his music career at the Dark Hollow Bluegrass Inn in 1979. You can hear influences of bluegrass, country, gospel, folk, blues and rock in the music he plays. Currently the guitarist in the John Bull Band, you can catch him at many of the local and regional venues. Photo attached.

7:15 - 7:35 p.m. - Britt Johnson
Britt Johnson is a singer-songwriter from Prattville, AL and also a mother of two. Since she began playing live music nine years ago, Britt has gotten the opportunity to open for Keith Anderson, Chris Stapleton, and The Doobie Brothers. Expect a performance that is raw and real. Britt's original songs are drawn from personal experience and it shows.

7:35 - 8:10 p.m. - Tony Brook
Tony Brook is a musician/songwriter click who frequently plays around the U.S.A as well as Europe. He has appeared on BBC Radio with Keith Greentree, and BBC Radio with Stephen Bumphreys. He has performed with Lucinda Williams, Steve Young, Johnny Neal, Tanya Tucker, The Waylors, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Adam Hood. Tony has opened up for such acts as Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Government Mule, Tensely Elis, and Sam Bush. Tony Brook has released his 6th and 7th full length records, "Live from the 280 Boogie" and “Songs from the 20th Century.”

8:10 - 8:55 p.m. - Jeff and the Johnsons Jeff and the Johnson are four local musicians who decided to be a little different. We just try to play stuff that everyone else doesn't do. Jeff Robert plays lead guitar and sings. Tony McCarty plays percussion. Tony Mills is lead vocals and Kenny Stinson plays bass. All are seasoned musicians from the Montgomery area. Each member brings something special to the band and when you put them together, it's just magical. They play everything from blues, Southern rock and hard rock to country and a few original songs and sounds. No show is ever the same but their excitement will have the fans up and dancing.

8:55 - 9:05 p.m. - Buckmasters’ Jackie Bushman
In 1986, Jackie Bushman acted on an idea he’d been developing since he was a teenager. The Montgomery, Ala., native had grown up exploring the great outdoors and hunting with his grandfather. He wanted to take the camaraderie of the hunting camp to a national level. He envisioned a deer hunting association that would encourage a feeling of community, sportsmanship and wildlife conservation while promoting a positive image of deer hunters everywhere.With the support of family, friends, investors and new subscribers, his dream grew quickly. In 1987, he published the premiere issue of Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine. Buckmasters is now in its 28th year and going strong.

9:05 - 10:30 p.m. - Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie
Jimmy Hall first gained notoriety as the lead vocalist, saxophonist, and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, which emerged from Mobile, Alabama in 1970. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll swagger propelled the group’s “Keep On Smilin’” to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974. After five albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved to the Epic label in 1977, carrying the singles “Street Corner Serenade” and “Weekend” to the Top 40 along with five other songs landing in the Top 100. As a solo artist, Jimmy appeared in the Top 40 yet again with 1980’s “I’m Happy That Love Has Found You.” His appearances on TV staples such as American Bandstand, Solid Gold and others have cemented his part in the pop culture of the Rock era. His songs have been recorded by Gregg Allman, Jason Isbell, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Johnny Russell, and others. Additionally, Jimmy has been a vocalist and bandleader for Hank Williams, Jr. since the 1980s. Jimmy is an inductee of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame. A 2017 Alabama Media Group (AL.com) article dubbed Jimmy “Alabama’s greatest Southern rocker.”

A big part of the Jimmy Hall narrative has been his long and fruitful collaborative friendship with Jeff Beck. Jimmy and Jeff first worked together on Jeff’s Flash album in 1985, which featured his vocals on the songs “Ambitious” and “Gets Us All in the End,” garnering a Grammy nomination in 1986. That same year, he toured Japan with Jeff’s band. The pair reunited for another Japanese tour in 2005 before going on to join forces once again for a 2014-2015 tour co-headlined by ZZ Top. Jimmy has been “honored and humbled” to work with Jeff frequently in recent years, including their third tour of Japan in 2015, a successful string of dates with Blues legend Buddy Guy in 2016, and a European leg that culminated in a sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena with Van Morrison. You can hear Jimmy’s vocals and harmonica on Jeff’s recent release, the critically acclaimed Live +. Jimmy is also included on Jeff’s 2017 DVD/2CD album release Live At The Hollywood Bowl where he joined forces with Billy F. Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart and Steven Tyler.

Jimmy rounded out 2018 by concluding 50 dates with the Jeff Beck group on the 2018 world tour across Europe and the United States. Recent high-profile shows have included appearances for the Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts celebrating the legacy of Gregg Allman & The Allman Brothers Band. 2019 has included Jimmy as a headliner artist for the Southern Rock Cruise appearing with other Southern Rock legends such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band, Blackberry Smoke and many others. Jimmy is a featured artist on Reese Wynan’s newly dropped (March 1, 2019) album Sweet Release, appearing with other artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Doyle Bramhall II, Sam Moore and Bonnie Bramlett amongst others. A soon to be released public television special will feature Jimmy in an historic concert coupling with the world famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section “Swampers.
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MPAC Live Presents The Mavericks Friday, August 23, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $42, $37, $33, $27 The Mavericks – masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like ‘What A Crying Shame’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down’. Then they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’, a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman Raul Malo explored new musical avenues.

But since a reunion in 2012, this most singular of bands has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show. A Mavericks gig is a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from the essential ‘Dance The Night Away’ to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ – and, on occasion, even wild cards like a Mavericks take on The Beatles ‘Back In The USSR’.

The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.
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MPAC Live Presents Sawyer Brown Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $47, $42, $32, $27 Sawyer Brown is an American country music band. It was founded in 1981 in Apopka, Florida, by Mark Miller, Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Bobby Randall, Joe "Curly" Smyth, and Jim Scholten. The five musicians were originally members of country singer Don King's road band, but chose to stay together after King retired in 1981. After competing on the television competition series Star Search and winning that show's grand prize, they signed to Capitol Records in 1984. The band recorded for Capitol between then and 1991, and for Curb Records between then and 2005, except for a short time in 2003 when they were signed to Lyric Street Records. Duncan Cameron, formerly of the Amazing Rhythm Aces, replaced Randall in 1991, and Shayne Hill replaced him in 2004. Tickets
Emporium Presents Old Crow Medicine Show Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $36.50, $26.50 Tickets
Jack Daniels & AEG Present Labor Day Blues Show Friday, September 6, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $49, $45, $39, $35, $29 Tickets
MPAC Live Presents Boz Scaggs Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $77, $67, $47, $37 Tickets
The Black Jacket Symphony The Eagles
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Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $35, $30 Tickets
MPAC Live Presents Lee Greenwood Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:30 pm Tickets: $47, $42, $32, $27 Lee Greenwood is an ICON in country music, with more than 30 albums to his credit. In fact, MCA released an album in 2013 called ICON.

With seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles his hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands”, ”She’s Lyin”, “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose”, “Dixie Road”, “Somebody’s Gonna Love You”, “Going Going Gone”, “You Got A Good Love Comin”, “Fools Gold”, and “Mornin Ride”. Several cross over hits include, “Touch & Go Crazy”, “IOU” and the duet with Barbara Mandrell, “To Me”. An additional duet with Suzie Boggus, “Hopelessly Yours”, was nominated for a Grammy. The CD “American Patriot”, recorded & released in 1992, went Platinum in 3 months.

Greenwood’s latest CD is: "I Want to be in Your World". He wrote three of the seven songs & plays saxophone on the original track, “Here Comes Love There Goes My Heart”. He also covered the Michael McDonald/Kenny Loggins ballad, “You Can Let Go Now.” McDonald is featured playing piano on the song.
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Marquee Comedy Tour Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford and Tony Rock Saturday, September 28, 2019 7:00 pm Tickets: $75, $59, $52, $99 Tickets
MPAC Live Presents Cheap Trick Friday, October 11, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $82, $72, $52, $42 With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades and 20 million records sold worldwide, Cheap Trick is undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years. The band was formed in 1974 and while it has evolved throughout the years, Cheap Trick has continued to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender” have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. Tickets
MPAC Live Presents Marty Stuart “The Pilgrim” Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $42, $37, $32, $22 Tickets

MPAC Live Presents The Fab Four "The Ultimate Tribute" With Ed Sullivan Friday, October 25, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $53, $43, $32, $25 Tickets
Gary Allan Presented by Big Spring Entertainment Friday, November 8, 2019 7:30 pm Tickets: $99, $69, $59, $49 With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way. Allan re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2016, the label home for the entirety of his twenty plus year career. He is currently finishing up work for his upcoming EMI Nashville release. His last album, SET YOU FREE, topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan. The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart (for the fourth time in a row), and produced his fifth #1 country radio chart topper with “Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain.” The California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 8 million albums, 10 million tracks, been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums and been certified gold five times. Allan has five #1 hits at country radio, fourteen Top 10 hits to his credit and amassed over 1.8 billion total streams. He’s described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone. He sells out venues as a headliner from NY to LA, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Live with Kelly and Michael and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine. Tickets
Ol' Black Eyes is Back An Evening With Alice Cooper Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $112, $87, $67, $47
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Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors. He continues to tour regularly, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.

With a schedule that includes six months each year on the road, Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie, even in an era where CNN can present real life shocking images.
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Bill Gaither Presents the Gaither Vocal Band Friday, November 15, 2019 7:00 pm Tickets: $69, $35.50, $25.50
$22.50 Senior (60+) child (12 and under)
Group pricing 21.50 (10+)
Discounted tickets not available in the orchestra
Since the early 1990s, the Gaither Vocal Band has served as a standard-bearer in the world of gospel music. Founded by legendary gospel songwriter and producer, Bill Gaither, this Grammy-winning vocal group has performed in the worlds most prestigious venues, including the Sydney Opera House, The Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall.

The list of men who have comprised the Gaither Vocal Band over the past 30 years reads like a “Who’s Who” among the gospel music industry’s best-loved voices, including Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Mark Lowry, Michael English, David Phelps and many others.

A featured favorite in the Billboard chart-busting Gaither Homecoming Series, the Gaither Vocal Band continues to fill venues across North America with a steady tour schedule every year.

Today, the Gaither Vocal Band roster is comprised of five power-packed voices, including Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles and Reggie Smith. Individually, these men are gifted artists and men of authentic faith. Together, they are the known around the world for their stunning vocals, innovative harmonies and life-altering message… a message of grace, hope and redemption.
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TobyMac The Theatre Tour Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:00 pm Tickets: $99.75, $69.75, $49.75, $39.75, $25.00 With more than 12 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY® Awards, TobyMac's career continues on the fast track. His 2015 RIAA Certified Gold studio album, THIS IS NOT A TEST garnered a GRAMMY® Award and Billboard Music Award nomination on top of debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each of his six studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for any artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group. Among those is 2012's EYE ON IT, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, only the third Christian album ever to do so. The Elements, his awaited newest collection of music, is available now boasting "Everything" alongside the chart-topper, RIAA Gold Certified "I just need U." Tickets
Davis ENT & MPAC Present Rickey Smiley With Special Guests Jeremiah "JJ" Williamson, Brandon Smiley, K. Dub & DeAnthony Turner Friday, November 22, 2019 8:00 pm Tickets: $85.50, $69.50, $50.50 Tickets
Guitar Event of the Year Joe Bonamassa Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:00 pm SHARP Tickets: $199, $149, $129, $99, $69 Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock sensation Joe Bonamassa today announces U.S. tour dates for spring 2020, as he gears up for his summer tour embarking on major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. For the newly announced dates next year, Bonamassa leaves no fans behind, making stops through the South and Midwest with performances scheduled for multiple cities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho and Washington. Hailed internationally as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.

Bonamassa is one of today’s top live performers and his enthusiastic live shows are one of the biggest parts of his career, and a favorite for music lovers worldwide.
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