Concerts at the Plaza
The Marcus King Band - Carolina Confessions Tour
with special guest Leah Blevins
August 3, 2018 @ 8:00PM CT
Tickets $18 - Advance $20 - @ Door
Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 21 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band. King was brought up on the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with his father—bluesman Marvin King, who himself was the son of a regionally-known guitarist—before striking out on his own. Going beyond the sonic textures of his acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soul Insight; The Marcus King Band broadens his sound, touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana in the process. His band gets in on the action too, the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Ever the multi-tasker, King bounces between several instruments, handling electric and acoustic guitar — as well as pedal and lap steel — while driving each track home with his soulful, incendiary voice. www.marcuskingband.com
Crossroads Life Center presents
Jeff and Sheri Easter
August 24, 2018 @ 7:00PM CT
Tickets $25 - Main Floor $20 - Balcony
Sponsored by Citizen's First and TJ Samson Women and Newborn Care
For Jeff and Sheri, gospel music is genetically programmed into their DNA. As members of acclaimed musical families—Jeff’s father is one of the Easter Brothers and Sheri’s mother is a member of The Lewis Family—they grew up surrounded by the sound of people praising God through their musical gifts.
Jeff & Sheri have been nominated and won six Dove Awards, two career Grammy nominations, and Sheri has been named the Singing News Favorite Alto eleven times and the Singing News Female Vocalist four times. Jeff & Sheri’s wall of awards also include three Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two International Country Gospel Music Association, nine Voice Awards for Female Artist, five Voice Awards for Song/Single of the Year, two Voice Awards for Christian Country Group, four SGM Fan Fair/USGN awards, seven SGN Scoops Diamond Awards, four Hearts Aflame Awards, and three Cash Box awards. They have also participated in the Gaither Homecoming Video Series since 1993, which has sold over 15 million copies.
Drake White and The Big Fire
September 7, 2018 @ 8:00PM CT
Tickets All seats $20
On Sale Friday June 29 @ 10AM CT
Drake White immediately shooting to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart upon release, Drake White’s debut album SPARK (BMLG Records) has earned praise both commercially and across his loyal following. The 2016 Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards Album of the Year is a 12-track labor of love that showcases his exemplary songwriting with a rock-infused, organic Country sound and signature foot-stomp. His latest offering, 'Makin’ Me Look Good Again,' hit the top spot on SiriusXM’s The Highway with its deeply personal lyrics and pulsating groove. Fans from all genres voted Drake as CBS.com’s GRAMMY 'Artist of Tomorrow'. Drake, along with his band The Big Fire, has previously toured with Superstars including Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Toby Keith and more. It is no wonder that the Alabama native was featured in Entertainment Weekly’s New Artists Who Will Rule 2017, Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need To Know, Billboard’s Hot New Country Artists to Watch and was chosen for CRS New Faces. For the latest updates, visit DrakeWhite.com.
Oct 5, 2018 @ 8:00PM CT
All seats $20.00
On Sale Friday June 22 @ 9AM CT
Built on the Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern rock template, complete with country and blues overtones, Whiskey Myers formed in Elkhart, Texas when housemates Cody Cannon (lead vocals and guitar) and Cody Tate (lead guitar) began writing songs together. Soon enlisting the help of friend and guitarist John Jeffers, the trio began calling themselves Lucky Southern. Relocating to Tyler, Texas, they added Jeff Hogg (drums) and Gary Brown (bass) to the band, and after a name change to Whiskey Myers, began playing whatever gigs they could find in the East Texas area, attracting a large and enthusiastic following. Signing with Smith Entertainment, the band released a debut album, Road of Life, in 2008, following it with Firewater on the band's own Wiggy Thump imprint in 2011. Early Morning Shakes arrived early in 2014 and it pushed the band toward a wider audience, reaching number 10 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. Two years later, they expanded their audience with Mud, which debuted at number four on the Country Albums charts.