2014 Showtime Concert Series El Dorado, Arkansas
Murphy USA and Main Street El Dorado are proud to present the 2014 Showtime Concert Series summer schedule. The concert series is free to the public and includes national music artist performing outside on Union Square) in the heart of historic, downtown El Dorado (300 North Jefferson Street). The events will take place Saturday June 28 July 26 and August 23.
The SCS will kick off on Saturday, June 28 with a concert featuring Jamie Lynn Spears. Jamie Lynn’s debut single, “How Could I Want More” is quickly climbing the country charts. At 22 years of age, the Kentwood, Louisiana native is already a seasoned entertainment veteran. Jamie Lynn began her entertainment career with a small part in Crossroads, portraying the fictionalized younger version of real-life sister Britney Spear’s character.
Jamie Lynn then found a home in television appearing on Nickelodeon’s All That and most notably starring as the title character of Zoey 101, for which she won the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for “Best Actress” in 2006. Her first single"How Could I Want More" already has critics talking about it. It was named a Taste of Country Critic’s Pick and her journey has been covered by such outlets as E!, Entertainment Tonight, BuzzFeed, MTV, CMT, People magazine and more!
The next performance of the summer will take place Saturday, July 26 with Joshua Scott Jones headlining. As one-half of the successful country duo Steel Magnolia, Joshua Scott Jones is no stranger to hit songs. After winning CMT’s Can You Duet, Josh and his duo partner Meghan Linsey were thrust into the limelight and it wasn’t long before they were a staple in the country community. The duo ‘s hits included “Keep on Lovin’ You”,”Just By Being You (Halo and Wings”, and “Last Night Again” and they were nominated for Best New Vocal Duo or Group at the ACM, CMA and CMT Awards.
On his debut album titled The Healing, which will drop in 2014, the singer opens up and tells a story that begs to be heard. Josh’s catchy lead single “Honk (If You’re Tonky)” launched worldwide in January and was instantly a fan favorite on radio, including SIRIUS XM’s The Highway. With a full-length record, a new music video and a tour coming in the next few months, there’s no limit to where this country-crooning rocker will go.
The final SCS performance of the summer will take place Saturday, August 23 and will feature rising country star Logan Mize. This heartland-rockers latest single “Used Up” has seen rising success on SIRIUS XM’s The Highway and his debut video is seeing strong airplay on CMT. Mize spent a good part of 2013 behind the camera in a couple of high profile turns on the small screen. The Kansas native ended up in a widely viewed “Fabric of Our Life” cotton commercial with Hayden Panettiere of ABC-TV’s lauded Nashville.
But there’s more: Mize played himself and sang in a recent episode of The CW’s hit drama Hart of Dixie starring Rachel Bilson. He also has a fan in country and pop superstar LeAnn Rimes, who not only tweeted about Mize’s new single, “Used Up,” but also invited him to open her recent shows in Europe. No stranger to touring, Mize delivers a blistering live show with his commanding onstage presence. He has opened shows for headlining household names such as Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton to name a few.
The Showtime Concert Series will start each night at 7:00 p.m. with pre-event music on the Showtime Stage with the headliner taking the stage at 8:00 p.m. The event will follow Main Street El Dorado’s award-winning Showdown at Sunset performances beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the steps of the Union County Courthouse in the center of historic Union Square (101 N. Washington Street). This award-winning event was named one of the Top-100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association and received the Community Trademark Award by the Arkansas Festival & Event Association.
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