Artist Spotlight

Rock and alternative music didn’t fall short in the 2014 Turf Concert Series line-up. There will be four bands performing from the genre for free this year at the Kentucky State Fair.

On August 14, Plain White T’s will perform with special guest A Lion Named Roar.

In 1997, high schools friends in Chicago, Illinois formed the band Plain White T’s. The band played local punk shows in the suburbs of Chicago, where they soon became more than just an underground, local band. The Plain White T’s are best known for their No. 1 hit song, “Hey There Delilah.” The single had two Grammy nominations in 2007 along with platinum status. “Rhythm of Love” and “1, 2, 3, 4” are among some of the bands other hits reaching platinum status.

Joining Plain White T’s on August 14 is a local pop band, A Lion Named Roar. In November 2012, the band released their first single, “Foreign Land” and was featured as MTV’s Buzzworthy Band.

Also performing at the Kentucky State Fair is rock artist Joan Jett & The Blackhearts with special guest Devour the Day on August 23.

Joan Jett is a rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, producer and actress famous for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Their hit record “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” made No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and is still well-known today. Joan Jett has been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, was named one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, was nominated twice for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was the first female to receive Revolver Magazine’s Golden God Award.

Hard rock band, Devour the Day, has recently re-released their studio album “Time & Pressure.” Their 2013 single “Good Man” and 2014 single “Move On” both made the Top 25 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts. Throughout 2013, Devour the Day toured with bands such as Hinder, Theory of a Deadman, Trapt and Sick Puppies.

All 2014 Turf Series Concerts are FREE with paid gate admission into the Kentucky State Fair. Both concerts will begin at 8 p.m.

 

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