Friday, May 31, 2013

New Concert for Scotty McCreery - Danville, VA

Harvest Jubilee Concert Series
2013 Concert Schedule
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 4. A link will be provided on this page for your convenience.

 Justin Moore  Scotty McCreery  The Band Perry
Justin Moore
Friday, June 28
Tickets on sale 6/4
Scotty McCreery
Saturday, July 27
Tickets on sale 6/18
The Band Perry
Saturday, August 24
Tickets on sale 7/9

River District Rhythms at the Market
Escape the workweek by gathering with family and friends at The Crossing at the Dan, to enjoy live music and fun at River District Rhythms at the Market. Your favorite food and beverages will be available on site.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free with an adult.


Scotty McCreery was less than five months shy of his 18th birthday on May 25, 2011, when he was crowned the Season 10 winner on “American Idol.” That singular moment catapulted him into the world of country music.
“I know it hasn’t been that long ago,” McCreery said last week while preparing for a concert in Pittsburgh, “but I honestly have a hard time remembering much of that moment. It was a strange situation with Lauren (Alaina) standing there and finishing second with the confetti flying all over the place. I don’t recall what was said or what I did. Needless to say it was an awkward moment. But that moment changed everything.”
He went from a student’s desk in the junior class at Garner Magnet High in North Carolina to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. The transition was one thing, but was the world of country music what he expected?
“I’ve heard that at rap and hip-hop concerts and rock concerts they have guards around the stage and the bands leave in a hurry,” McCreery said. “But country music isn’t like that at all. The singers go out and talk to the fans afterward; everyone is friendly to each other. If you have an impression of it (country music) from the outside, then let me tell you it’s exactly the same way on the inside.”
McCreery, who still hasn’t reached his 20th birthday, will perform in Southern California for the second time in less than a year (he was at the San Diego County Fair last summer) today at the Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival. He will follow that with an appearance Saturday at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella.
“I had a great time last summer at the Del Mar concert. I love the San Diego area. Can’t wait to get back out there,” he said.
He launched his “Weekend Roadtrip Tour” in February and worked it around his class time as a freshman at North Carolina State, where he is majoring in communications with a focus on information media.
While most youthful athletes/celebrities choose to delay their education until their careers are over, McCreery went in the opposite direction.
“Education has always been important in our family,” he said. “I just finished my first year at N.C. State. We were able to work the classroom stuff around touring.”
Of course, first he had to finish high school after “Idol,” which he did. But what he didn’t do was get to play that final season with his high school baseball team.
“Yes, I missed playing, but I couldn’t do both being on ‘Idol’ then,” he said. “I was a pitcher. In high school I could throw in the high 80s, but I don’t think I was going to make it at the college level.” In his final high school game he struck out nine batters in a complete-game shutout. 
His father, Michael, who was raised in New England, played at the semipro level and is a lifelong Red Sox fan. “Our family has various rooting interests,” he laughed. “The Braves are one of our favorite teams, but we have to root for the Red Sox, too.
“I think there is a part of him (his father) that would have liked to have seen me continue in baseball,” McCreery said. “But he’s very proud of what I have accomplished.”
“Clear As Day” is his debut country album. It features a mix of new and old styles of country music. “I enjoy both (studio work and concerts),” he said. “You get to be creative in the studio, and it is all spontaneous and different every night on tour.”
So while McCreery’s country music career continues to grow, his launchpad, “American Idol,” seems to be in a state of disarray with tumbling ratings.
“I think it’s like anything else,” he said. “It’ll have its ups and downs. Maybe they do need a new judges’ panel. But they will figure it all out. It’ll be OK.” 

Scotty McCreery will be in California tonight

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“American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery will perform at the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival on May 31. (2011/File Photo)

The Temecula Valley has an “American Idol” in its sights.
Scotty McCreery, winner of “American Idol” in 2011, will perform in the Friday night headlining spot at the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival.

The festival, which runs Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2 at the Lake Skinner Recreation Area, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.