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Schedule of Events:

5:00PM - Food Trucks and Behind the Chutes Beer Garden Open
6:00PM - Arena Doors Open
6:00PM - Arena Beer Garden Opens (21 and Over Only Section)
7:00PM - First Headliner: Runaway June
8:30PM - Closing Headliner: Colt Ford
10:00PM - Professional Fireworks Show
10:00PM to 11:30PM - Patriot After Party Show with 80 Proof Ale (Free admission with concert ticket purchase)

Any questions can also be called into the front office at 509-962-7639

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About Runaway June

Strong-minded, soft-hearted, and wildly free-spirited, each member of Runaway June possesses the kind of powerhouse talent and radiant charisma that fully commands the spotlight. But when the three musicians sing together, their crystalline harmonies create an impact well beyond the sum of its parts and instantly stir up a whole world of feeling: sweet relief from heartache, escape from the everyday chaos, an unabashed freedom to shake off your inhibitions. With Runaway June’s career triumphs including earning nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Music Awards, bringing their electrifying live set to spots on tour with Country icons like Carrie Underwood, and scoring a major radio hit with their GOLD certified breakthrough single “Buy My Own Drinks,” the Nashville-based trio are now set to deliver a new body of work that lets their boldly honest songwriting and effervescent sound shine like never before.

The first single from Runaway June’s newly revamped lineup – founding member Jennifer Wayne and fellow vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Natalie Stovall and Stevie Woodward – “BROKEN HEARTS (DO BROKEN THINGS)” perfectly embodies the band’s irresistible balance of timeless Country musicianship and rule-breaking originality. With its strutting groove and sing-along-ready gang vocals, the fierce yet tender anthem finds Runaway June sticking up for anyone who’s ever followed their most outrageous impulses in the haze of breakup blues (from the pre-chorus:
She’s been dancing up on tables / Call her crazy and unstable / But she ain’t as messed up as you think”). “We all know that feeling of getting your heart broken and going out and doing some questionable things, so we wanted to make ‘BROKEN HEARTS’ feel as supportive and inclusive as possible,” says Woodward, Runaway June’s newest member. “Whenever we play that song live, we see the groups of girls out in the crowd dancing and going crazy,
acting out the lyrics,” Stovall adds. “That’s exactly what we want from all our music – for people to hear it and let loose and have so much fun.”

About Colt Ford

Colt Ford consistently blazes his own trail. By doing so, the Georgia singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, performer, and co-founder and co-owner of Average Joes Entertainment keeps up pace as country’s preeminent independent maverick.

By 2019, Colt built a series of staggering successes as he rose to mainstream notoriety. He notched five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart with Declaration of Independence bowing at #1 in 2012. Two years later, Thanks for Listening ascended to the Top 10 of the Top 200, with the album reaching #1 on Billboard Rap & Independent charts. Meanwhile, he lobbed six songs onto the Hot Country Songs Chart with “Back” [feat. Jake Owen] going Top 40. Among many accolades, Ford received a nomination in the category of “Vocal Event of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music Awards for “Cold Beer” with Jamey Johnson.

Selling over 3 million albums, attracting millions of followers on social media and hitting 1 billion-plus streams, the country rap pioneer’s dynamic discography spans collaborations with everyone from Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Jermaine Dupri to members of No Doubt, Lit, and Lady Antebellum. Additionally, he co-wrote Jason Aldean’s #1 hit “Dirt Road Anthem” and Brantley Gilbert’s #1 hit “Country Must Be Country Wide” as a behind-the-scenes force in the studio. Moreover, Ford’s solo tradition of genre-blurring continued on Love Hope Faith in 2017 by way of cuts such as “Reload” [feat. Taylor Ray Holbrook], his We The People, Volume 1 album and on into his Keys to the Country EP in 2021 with Kevin Gates, RVSHVD and more.

Patriot After Party

If all five-founding members of the Eagles ever sat down with Vince Gill to split a bottle of bourbon, mixed in a half-measure of Zac Brown Band—tossed it all in blender and hit turbo mode, the eccentric concoction would fizzle down to result in “80 Proof ALE”. Front man, Aaron Ellsworth, set out to accommodate the smooth sounds of modern country; but put his own unique vocal stamp on it all to provide a distinctive edge that plays moderately into the guitar based rock genre. His vocal range and tech-savvy give them something that surpasses your typical country-bro-rock bar band. Through countless rehearsals and the use of modern technology, “80 Proof ALE” captures the original and authentic duplication of every Brooks & Dunn, George Strait, or Rascal Flatts tune they cover. The three-piece line-up sounds more like an eight-man orchestra when you hear the perfect keyboard, fiddle, or banjo pipe through the system in a digital display of perfectly timed sweetness.

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