Those of you who follow Chance on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/ChanceMcKinneyMusic) and Twitter (@ChanceMcKinney) got a quick glance at some of the shows on tap for the Summer of 2012. Here at www.ChanceMcKinney.com we’d like to confirm those shows and throw out a couple teasers of more on the way. For now, we’re happy to announce Chance will be performing all over the West with Darius Rucker, Ronnie Dunn, Mark Chestnutt and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Stay tuned for details on Pre-Sale tickets and potential giveaways as the concerts draw near.
Chance McKinney and CrossWire have been goin’, goin’, goin’ and this week is no exception. Coming off a week of shows in Oregon, the CMCW boys head back to Washington for a run at some good weather and great shows. Yes, we’re fully aware that Kenny Chesney will be in town on Friday Night at the Tacoma Dome and yes, we know we have a show scheduled for that night as well. Hmmm, Kenny Chesney or Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire… Kenny Chesney or Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire? As you ponder which you’d choose why not make it easy and just do both?!
Thursday Night (7/21): Let us get you geared up just a little Northeast of the Tacoma Dome in Kent, WA at the “Thursdays at the Lake” Concert Series in Meridian Park.
July 21 – Chance McKinney & Crosswire
CMT Award Winner, Chance McKinney was recently dubbed CMT’s #1 “unsigned” Country
Artist in the Nation. He has opened for acts such as Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, George
Strait, Taylor Swift, Martina McBride, and Brooks n’ Dunn. This up and coming band’s
“Industrialized Country” is a blend of country, rock, metal and soul.
Thursdays at the Lake, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street
Friday Night (7/22): Kenny Chesney Night! However, in case you don’t have tickets OR Tacoma is just too far to drive we’ll be at the beautiful Tulalip Casino Resort with south Puget Sound’s own Robbie Walden opening at 8pm. We’ll be your Kenny Chesney Alternate… or, possibly your Kenny Chesney Chaser! Come on by the Casino on your way back from the Kenny Chesney concert and let us finish off the night for you. If you look at it that way, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker are opening up the night and Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire are closin’ it out!
The biggest benefit to the CMCW show at the Tulalip… is that the Tulalip is pickin’ up the bill. No cover charge. This claim cannot also be made about the Kenny Chesney concert. Last we saw, tickets we’re goin’ for $375 each in the front floor section on stubhub. So, if you’re lookin’ for a good “after party” for Kenny or you’re runnin’ low on scratch… we’ve got you covered.
Saturday Night (7/23): IF, somehow, you haven’t manage your “country fix” after Thursday AND Friday then the HARD ROCK CAFE in downtown Seattle, WA welcomes Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire back to the stage. It ain’t easy breakin’ country into new venues… especially when the title of the place is “hard rock”, but we’re doin’ our best. Bring a group downtown and leave a little redneck mark on Seattle’s premier “live” music venue! The better the boys do, the more likely the HRC will have ’em back to the most centralized meeting spot for all the Puget Sound country fans.
Chance and the boys of CrossWire are at it again. Coming off a week in Washington with Dwight Yoakam, they’ll head down to Utah for 2 shows and then finish off Father’s Day Weekend with a show back in Washington. “Yes, it’s busy, but it’s that time of year when we get to get OUT and see folks all over the West. We’re not bundled up inside doin’ shows only on weekends in 21 and older joints. To be honest, it’s my favorite time of year and favorite types of shows,” says Chance.
This Friday, the CMCW boys will hit the Uintah Valley playing Tabiona, UT at the Tabby Valley Centenial Park. Opening act, Blue Saige, will take the stage at 6:30pm with Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire to follow. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
Saturday night, the fellas will head down the road a stretch to South Jordan Utah to play CountryFest at the South Jordan City Park in South Jordan, UT. Chance n’ CrossWire will headline Saturday night at 8:30pm right up until the fireworks begin at 10pm. Local group, Vocalocity will open the show and get the crowd fired up for the CMCW boys.
Sunday mornin’ they fly to Marysville, WA for the Strawberry Festival. Callie Cash will open the show and Chance will close it out from 2pm to 4pm on what we hope is a beautiful northwest day!
A “busy” week to say the least, but it’s what they do… it’s what they love.
Shows on the Horizon:
June 17th, Tabiona, UT
June 18th, South Jordan, UT
June 19th, Marysville, WA
June 24th, Shelton, WA (with Charlie Pride)
June 25th, Shelton, WA (with Charlie Pride)
July 15th, Portland, OR
July 16th, Roseburg, OR
July 21st, Kent, WA
July 22nd, Tulalip, WA
July 23rd, Seattle, WA
August 6th, Anaconda, MT (with Mark Chestnutt)
August 9th, Missoula, MT
August 10th, Bend, OR (with Dierks Bentley)
August 12th, Chelan, WA (with Dierks Bentley)
August 13th, North Bend, WA
August 14th, Arlington, WA (with Eden’s Edge, Sunny Sweeney, David Nail & Gloriana)
August 20th, Brownsville, OR (with Sunny Sweeney, Steve Azar, Phil Vassar & Alan Jackson)
Saturday, June 4th at the Tulalip Casino in Marysville, WA… Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire (along with special guests Cloverdayle) will re-open the doors of the Canoes Caberet to COUNTRY! It’s been a long time since COUNTRY MUSIC has graced the Tulalip on a weekend night, but they finally figured out where their roots are so they’re bringin’ it back.
Be part of something special. Show the Tulalip that the Northern Puget Sound region NEEDS more country venues. By the way, it’s not like your efforts will go un-rewarded. Chance and the boys are bringin’ 10 SETS of DWIGHT YOAKAM tickets with ’em for the show to give away… yep, just give away. All you gotta do is show up and support your country!
Hmmm… I wonder if there’s some NEW news afoot as well?! “Am I The Only One” who thinks things might get a little “Sideways” if we let this news “Come A Little Closer” to leakin’ out?
What’s a great way to top off your first summer of touring after winning CMT’s Music City Madness and doing shows with Dwight Yoakam, Jamie O’Neal, Grand Funk Railroad, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan? How about opening for .38 Special on Tuesday in Monroe, WA at the Evergreen State Fair, then flying to Montana to headline at the Ravalli County Fair the next night and then flying back to WA to meet up with Lynyrd Skynyrd for the final show of the year at the Tulalip Amphitheatre?
That’s what Chance McKinney and the CrossWire boys have planned for this upcoming week. Just your everyday normal routine. Open for two of the greatest southern rock bands in history AND fly to the Bitterroot Valley where Chance grew up. Sounds like a plan!
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Link for Tickets: