Some of Country’s Biggest Stars Will Be in Our Region in May
The summer concert season will be here before you know it. Some of the big summer tours will be stop in our area next month, including Kenny Chesney and Eric Church. Here is a look at some of the country stars appearing within driving distance of the Quincy/Hannibal area in May.
What a way to start the month. As far as "big names" go, this is about as big as they get. Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour is coming to Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Wednesday, May 6. Jake Owen and Chase Rice are also part of the tour. Ticket prices are $32-$76, and tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.
Thursday, May 7, Colt Ford will bring his unique blend of country and rap to River City Casino in St. Louis. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $19.50-$37.50. River City Casino is at 777 River City Casino Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63125.
Just a couple days after the Kenny Chesney concert, several country fans will be making the trip up I-70 to Columbia to see Eric Church May 8 at the Mizzou Arena. The Lone Bellow will open. Tickets are $25-$59.50. Eric Church has had a ton of success in 2014-2015. His latest album, The Outsiders, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, and three of the five singles released from that album have gone Top 10.
The night after Colt Ford appears at River City Casino, the same venue will be hosting the husband and wife duo Thompson Square. Tickets for the May 8 show range from $22.50-$47.50. Keifer and Shawna Thompson have released two albums, and have made it to the Top 10 with songs like "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?," "I Got You" and "If I Didn't Have You."
Singer/songwriter, ACM, CMA and Grammy Award-winner Lee Ann Womack will be at The Blue Note in Columbia on May 14. The show is at 8 p.m., doors open at 7. Tickets are $25, or $240 for a Cabaret Table, which includes four tickets to the show and two bottles of wine. Womack made her country music debut in the late 90s, and has released a string of hit songs, including "The Fool," "A Little Past Little Rock," "I'll Think of a Reason Later" and her only No. 1 song (to date), "I Hope You Dance."
The Peoria Civic Center will host country music star Josh Turner on Thursday, May 21 for a Heartland Hero Benefit Concert. Turner is a multi-platinum artist who is known for songs like “Long Black Train," Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love.” Tickets for the Peoria concert are $33.