If you’re like me, you’re probably still recuperating from the highly anticipated Kenny Chesney concert/extravaganza at Soldier Field and you’re thinking to your self, Saturday night was so awesome how am I ever going to top a concert like that! You’re in luck, staring as early as this weekend the month of June still offers plenty of star-packed, full-filled country music concerts where the parking doesn’t cost $40 bucks and the beer on tap is less that $8 a mug.
Jeffrey Steele might not be a name you immediately recognize but we’re sure you’re will be familiar with his work the moment he starts singing. Steele is the man behind some of country music’s biggest hits including “What Hurts The Most”, “International Harvester” and “Something To Be Proud Of”. Not only his he an awesome singer and songwriter, he’s one heck of a performer as he will have any crowd singing along to some of country music’s hottest songs in no time.
On Friday, catch Steele along with the Penny Mae Dixon Band at the Taste of Rockford, 4503 Interstate Blvd, Loves Park. Tickets range from $10 general admission to $75 VIP meet-and-greet. astarconcerts.com
Saturday night Steele will headline the WCCQ sponsored “Summer Bash 2009” held at the Timber Creek Inn and Suites, 3300 Drew Ave, Sandwich. Steele will perform with Cross County Junction, the Penny Mae Dixon Band, Johnny Grey, Genuine Drive and comedian Trenton Davis.
Grab your boots, the Midwest largest line dancing bash will take place at Summer Bash. From noon to 2 p.m. the Boot Kickin’ Country Contest will feature line dancing lessons and prizes for the best dressed male/female, the coolest cowboy hat and the biggest belt buckle. Winners will receive tickets and meet-and-greet passes to upcoming concerts. More information at Astarconcerts.com Tickets for Summer Bash range from $10 – $100 and are available through Ticketmaster.com. At any price, this event will be well worth it.
Also on tap for the rest of June:
Billy Currington in concert to benefit “Opportunity Through Baseball,” Saturday, June 20 at 9 p.m. Joe’s Bar, 940 W. Weed St, Chicago. $25 – Ticketmaster.com
Little Big Town with the Zac Brown Band, Concerts for a Cause, Saturday, June 27 staring at 3:30PM. Presented by Lou’s LaGrotto, concert is held at the Cedar Point Sportsman Club near Rt. 80 & 351, LaSalle, Ill. $30 – louslagrotto.com/concerts
Editor’s Note: This event will be well worth the ride but get your tickets early.
Keith Anderson with Her and Kings County, Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Joe’s Bar, 940 W. Weed St, Chicago. $15 – Ticketmaster.com