Spring Country Concerts Within Driving Distance of the Quincy Area
Spring has arrived. The weather is warming up, and the concert calendar is looking a little more full than it was during the winter months. Here is a list of upcoming country concerts - from classic country stars to modern country hitmakers - within driving distance of the Quincy area.
You won't have to drive very far to attend this year's Community Cancer Crush. It will be at The Ambiance in Quincy on Friday, April 3. Madd Hoss Jackson will perform. There will also be a silent auction, dinner, and several prizes will be given away. Tickets are on sale for $25 in advance. They will be $30 at the door. The event begins at 6PM and goes until midnight. 100% of proceeds go to Blessing Cancer Center.
Travis Tritt will be at River City Casino in St. Louis on Saturday, April 11. Tickets are $27.50-$77.50. Showtime is 8PM. Tritt has sold over 25 million albums and has earned two Grammys and three CMA Awards. His best known hits include "It's a Great Day to Be Alive," "Help Me Hold On," "Anymore," "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)," "Foolish Pride" and "Best of Intentions."
The Eli Young Band and Brett Eldredge will be at The Blue Note in Columbia on April 16. That is a Thursday night. Tickets in advance are $25. The price will go to $30 the day of the show. "Crazy Girl," "Drunk Last Night," and "Even if it Breaks Your Heart" are Top 5 Eli Young Band singles. Eldredge has found chart success with "Don't Ya," "Beat of the Music" and "Mean to Me."
Suzy Bogguss will perform a tribute to Merle Haggard at The Sheldon concert hall in St. Louis on Friday, April 24. Her latest album, Lucky, is an exploration of the songwriting of country legend Merle Haggard. Tickets to see the multiple Grammy and multiple CMA Award winner are $35 for balcony seats and $40 for orchestra seats. Showtime is 8PM.
Saturday, April 25, Rodney Atkins will perform at Riverside Casino in Riverside, Iowa. Atkins has been charting country hits for over a decade, including a string of No. 1 hits in the mid-2000s. “If You’re Goin’ Through Hell,” “Watching You,” “These Are My People” and “Cleanin’ This Gun” were consecutive chart toppers for Atkins. He also hit No. 1 with “It’s America” and “Take a Back Road.” Showtime for the Rodney Atkins concert on April 25 is 8PM.
River City Casino is bringing Thompson Square to St. Louis on Friday, May 8. Tickets are $22.50-$47.50. The husband and wife duo reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2010 with "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?". "If I Didn't Have You" and "I Got You" were also Top 10 hits for Thompson Square. The Thompson Square concert at River City Casino will begin at 8PM.
The Blue Note in Columbia will host Lee Ann Womack on Thursday, May 14. Balcony tickets are $25. A "cabaret table," which includes four tickets to the show and two bottles of wine, are $240. Womack has four Gold (or better) albums to her credit, and has won five ACM AWards, five CMA Awards, and a Grammy. Her biggest hit, "I Hope You Dance," was a No. 1 country hit and a No. 1 hit on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Josh Turner will be at the Peoria Civic Center on Thursday, May 21. Turner's biggest hits include his debut, "Long Black Train," in addition to songs like “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker” and “Would You Go with Me?". Josh Turner tickets are $33 and are on sale through Ticketmaster. The show will begin at 6:45PM.