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Summer in the Sticks lineup announced

The annual Summer in the Sticks show at Ritz Park is set for July 19 at the Chamber of Commerce has announced the talent lineup for the festival. Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce June 10, 2014 For Immediate Release Summer in the Sticks Lineup Announced The Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Summer in the Sticks summer concert at Ritz Park on July 19 with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Replacing last year’s cowgirl contest will be a cornhole tournament, along with an auction for an acoustic guitar signed by all of the performing musicians. Fifteen year-old Autumn Clark from Zebulon, GA will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. to officially kick off the concert. She will be followed by Gary Ware from Milner, GA. A Barnesville native, Gary has performed at many local events including Buggy Days, Cherry Blossom Festival, charities, churches, and music barns in the local area. He had the opportunity of being on the Nashville Network’s ‘Be A Star’ in the early 90’²s and also performed with the late Dewaine T. Bell’s 4U2C community band. He enjoys singing country, southern rock, r&b, and gospel songs. ‘¨’¨The headline opener will be sixteen year-old Jordyn Stoddard from Jacksonville Beach, FL. Jordyn has already positioned herself as a triple-threat in the world of music. This youth sings with the soul of a seasoned veteran, strums a signature turquoise guitar and has years of songwriting under her belt. She has shared the stage with such country notables as Montgomery Gentry, The Gatlin Brothers, Easton Corbin, Matt Stillwell and Sunday Best. Stoddard was named 2013 Local Artist of the Year in Jacksonville and her single, ‘Sayonara’, was selected as the 2013 Local Song of the Year for WQIK-FM in Jacksonville. As such, she was asked to perform on-air during their Best of 2013 Show with John Scott. She is currently nominated for a 2013 SFCM Award for Favorite Local Female Solo Acoustic Artist by Jordyn has also been given the honor of singing the national anthem at multiple televised football and basketball games and most recently was selected as a headlining musical act for the PRS Rodeo Tour.’¨ ’¨This year’s headliner will be the Grayson Rogers Band from Cape Coral, FL. Voted Spot Magazine’s 2013 Band of the Year, the Grayson Rogers Band has quickly grown into one of Florida’s most premier up-and-coming bands. After forming their band in March 2012, the band exploded into the Southwest Florida music scene, earning opening slots for national acts only 3 short months after their first-ever performance as a band. The band was also involved in a successful campaign to play at the first-ever Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam festival in Panama City Beach, alongside powerhouses Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, and Charlie Daniels Band. In a separate competition hosted by country music star Darryl Worley to become the first-ever Pepsi Southern Original artist, the Grayson Rogers Band finished in the top 7 out of thousands of bands across the country, performing at Panama City Beach’s prestigious Club La Vela in the final round. They have opened for The Band Perry, Cole Swindell, The Lacs, Sara Evans, Chris Cagle, Chase Rice, Joe Nichols, Alan Jackson, Jana Kramer, David Nail, Rodney Atkins, Travis Tritt, Brett Eldredge, Craig Campbell, Aaron Tippen, Dustin Lynch, Eden’s Edge, Coy Taylor, Josh Thompson, Thomas Rhett and Lee Brice.’¨’¨Tickets to the concert are $10 and can be purchased directly from the Chamber in advance or at the gate. Be sure to join the Chamber at Ritz Park on July 19 for a concert you will not want to miss!

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