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.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to say how thankful I am for opportunities like this that come up in this journey. I stepped off the plane last week in Portland, OR preparing for the Willamette Country Music Festival with artists like Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton only to find a text message from one of the biggest promoters in the Pacific Northwest on my phone. It read… “You’re IN for Kenny Rogers.” Period. That’s it. No, not quite eloquent, but damn fine in spirit and “cut to the point”-ness.
Can you say JaneDear Girls, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Chance McKinney
n’ CrossWire, Sunny Sweeney, Steve Azar, Phil Vassar, Alan Jackson,
The Harters, Amy Clawson, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton all in the
same sentence? Of course you can, if you can “read” it you can
probably “say” it… stupid question on my part.
Welcome to the Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, OR on
August 19th – 21st. Thirteen of Country Music’s hottest acts take the
stage for the Premier Country Music Festival in the Pacific
Northwest. VIP tickets sold out over two months ago. General
Admission has exceded the original capacity. Hotel rooms are gone.
Parking is spoken for. Campgrounds are max’d out. And now, it’s game
If you think touring with Mark Chestnutt through Montana… and Dierks
Bentley through Oregon and Washington was fun… wait until you get a
load of this! (Although, I will say that the DB shows we’re
particularly off-the-hook… but I digress.)
I would just like to thank all of you who’ve made this possible.
Since the CMT Award in December of 2009, I’ve had the opportunity to
share the stage with…
Grand Funk RailRoad
Jane Dear Girls
and Mr. Alan Jackson.
It’s been a special treat for me and the boys in the band. Thank you
for your continued support and stay tuned for some additional news
coming down the pipe after we complete the shows this month!
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.
In gearing up for the Willamette Country Music Festival on August 20th in Brownsville, OR the boys of Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire are making the “pre” rounds through Portland and Roseburg this week. Willamette Country Music Festival features JaneDear Girls, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire, Sunny Sweeney, Steve Azar, Phil Vassar, Alan Jackson, The Harters, Amy Clawson, Little Big Town and Blake Shelton.
This week though, CMCW will touch base with The Ponderosa in Portland. The Ponderosa is home to a plethora of National Touring acts including Brooks n’ Dunn, Brad Paisley, James Otto and Garth Brooks to name a few. Chance McKinney and the CrossWire fellas will bring their own version of country to The Ponderosa on Friday night beginning at 9pm.
On Saturday, July 16th, Oregon’s largest OUTDOOR PARTY to date will take place at The ZOO in Roseburg, OR. Gates open at 6pm with support act Aces Wild taking the stage at 7pm. Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire will follow and take the party into the heart of the night. Tickets are available at The Zoo, Idle Hour, Pro Car Stereo and The Scoredboard Tavern. $10 in advance and $15 night of show.
Get ready for a week of CMCW Oregon!