An inaugural country music festival at the historic Brickie Bowl football stadium in Hobart will be headlined by the living member of the legendary country music duo Montgomery Gentry.
Montgomery Gentry featuring Eddie Montgomery will headline the 2019 Hometown Country Jam that will feature five performances from four touring national country acts and one local band.
The Platinum-selling, Country Music Association Award-winning, and Grand Ole Opry-inducted headliner is known for hits like “Hillbilly Shoes,” “Daddy Won’t Sell the Farm,” “Lonely and Gone,” “Self Made Man,” and “All Night Long.” Troy Gentry, half of the duo known for their clashing "outlaw-meets-gentleman" singing styles, died in a helicopter crash last year but his partner Montgomery has continued to tour under the Montgomery Gentry banner.
The day-long festival organized by Flight Levelz Entertainment also will include Filmore, Abby Anderson, and Northwest Indiana steelworker and Nashville recording artist Jay Wacasey. Another national touring act is to be named later.
“Along with performances by country music’s hottest stars, the Hometown Country Jam will feature some of Northwest Indiana’s most popular food trucks/vendors and a wide variety of beer selections,” organizers said in a press release. “The all-ages event will have an exclusive Kids Zone with an obstacle course, bounce houses, and games for everyone to enjoy.”
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