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August 15, 2018
August 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MAIN EVENT: HITCHVILLE
Opening Act: Sawyer’s Dream
Presented by Gilleland Chevrolet – Cadillac 6:30pm to 9pm
Genre: Country Rock
Hitchville has quickly solidified themselves among the upper echelon of regional talent. Under the foundational leadership of dynamic lead vocalists Heidi Owens and Matthew Kneefe, the group’s trademark harmonies, down home personalities, and kinetic stage energy leads to an unforgettable live show in which the band works tirelessly to produce.
The group’s brand new, highly anticipated sophomore album “Soundtrack to Life” is now available everywhere! It includes their first iHeartRadio #1 single “Even When It’s Bad It’s Good”, as well as their newly crowned 2nd iHeartRadio #1 single “Love is the Road” which climbed the iHeartMedia charts faster than ever. This project has been 4 years in the making, with songs written by some of Nashville’s biggest hit-makers, along with the first song ever written and recorded by members of the band. They also recently realized another big dream of theirs: to start their own country music and camping festival…and so it began! The First Annual Hitchville Hootenanny took place in August, 2015 with some of the region’s most sought after talent and was a resounding success! 2016’s Hootenanny finished up again with an award winning lineup and as many memories and there were country music fans in attendance, and 2017’s Hootenanny artist lineup has now been announced featuring the biggest lineup yet!
They trekked to Nashville in 2012 to record their self-titled debut release which spawned their first hit single “Whoop It Up”. The song has since become an anthem that proves relevant to not just the summer months, as it garnered major market radio support year round, everywhere from the upper Midwest, to Florida, Texas, and Nashville. The group’s second single “Fly” hit radio soon afterwards, and can still be frequently heard (as well as “Whoop It Up”) in between innings at Minnesota Twins’ home games at Target Field in Minneapolis. Hitchville’s third single, “I’ll Be Right There,” penned by two-time Grammy winner Ben Glover, also received rave reviews once it hit the air, and remains a crowd favorite at their live shows. In their time together, Hitchville has graced the main stages of some of the region’s largest festivals, including Moondance Jammin’ Country, Country Fest, Country Jam, Ramble Jam, and 4 years straight at the biggest country music and camping festival in the nation, WE Fest. They have been blessed to open those stages for some of the biggest superstars in country…from Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts, to Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, and Luke Bryan, to Big & Rich, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band, and Blake Shelton. The band has even recently returned from their second consecutive headlining concert in the form of a huge beach party for Miller Lite and the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.
Over the past few years, fans have come to know to expect the unexpected at a Hitchville show. There’s really only one place where the beer is always cold, the people are always friendly, the music is always world class, and the energy is always palpable…they’d like to welcome everybody home… to Hitchville.
What else is new this week?
Sawyer’s Dream at 5pm
Sawyer’s Dream is an all original, 70’s vibe rock band with an amazing female singer. Beautiful vocal harmonies soar over a powerhouse rhythm section, while acoustic and electric guitars fill the spaces in between with inventive riffs and sonic colors. Sawyer’s Dream will take you back in time, to a place where dreams, nature and human kindness ruled the day. The band welcomes you to forget your worries and take the journey with them.