Country music harks back to a more courteous era, when kids still called women “ma’am” and men “daddy ma’am.” Tip your hat to the good ol’ days with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to Trace Adkins “Country Lineup”
- When: Saturday, July 13, at 4 p.m.
- Where: RiverEdge Park
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the complete lineup.<p>
- $17 for general admission (up to a $39.90 value)
- $25 for preferred general admission directly in front of the stage (up to a $57 value)
- Click here to view the venue layout.<p>
Trace Adkins “Country Lineup”
- Who’s playing: Trace Adkins, Aaron Lewis, Blackberry Smoke, and Drake White
- How you know Trace Adkins: as the singer of “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” and “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” a competitor on Celebrity Apprentice, and the inspiration of comic book character Luke McBain
- How you know Aaron Lewis: as the former lead singer of Staind and the current country act who worked with George Jones and Charlie Daniels, and Chris Jones on his solo debut
- How you know Blackberry Smoke: as a five-person band who blends country with bluegrass, metal, and gospel, and has shared stages with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top
- How you know Drake White: maybe you don’t.
- Why not?: He just dropped his debut single “The Simple Life” earlier this year, announcing his entrance to the country scene with meat-and-potatoes guitar riffs and humble pie lyrics<p>
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