Showtime Summer Concert Series Schedule Announced - Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Originally published in the El Dorado News-Times on May 3, 2014.
Murphy USA, Main Street El Dorado and KIX 103 have announced the 2014
Showtime Concert Series summer schedule. The concert series is free to
the public and includes national music artists performing outside on
Union Square in downtown El Dorado, 300 N. Jefferson St.
events will take place June 28, July 26 and Aug. 23 and each concert
will begin a re-enactment of a famous 1902 shoot-out on the Union County
Courthouse at 6:00 p.m. and pre-event music at 7:00 p.m., followed by the
headliner at 8:00 p.m.
The SCS will kick off on June 28 with a
concert featuring Jamie Lynn Spears. Her debut single, "How Could I Want
More,” is climbing the country charts. At 22 years of age, the
Kentwood, La., native is already a seasoned entertainment veteran. She
began her entertainment career with a small part in "Crossroads,”
portraying the fictionalized younger version of real-life sister Britney
She then found a home in television appearing
on Nickelodeon’s "All That” and most notably starring as the title
character of "Zoey 101,” for which she won the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice
Award for "Best Actress” in 2006. "How Could I Want More” was written by
Spears, along with Nashville songwriter Rivers Rutherford, who has also
collaborated with Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley. Her first single was
named a Taste of Country Critic’s Pick and her journey has been covered
by such outlets as E!, Entertainment Tonight, BuzzFeed, MTV, CMT, People
magazine and others.
The next performance of the summer will
take place on July 26, with Joshua Scott Jones headlining. As one-half
of the successful country duo Steel Magnolia, Jones won CMT’s Can You
Duet. Jones and his duo partner, Meghan Linsey’s hits have included
"Keep on Lovin’ You,””Just By Being You (Halo and Wings” and "Last Night
Again.” They were nominated for Best New Vocal Duo or Group at the ACM,
CMA and CMT Awards. His debut album is titled, "The Healing,” which
will drop in 2014. His lead single, "Honk (If You’re Tonky),” launched
worldwide in January and was a fan favorite on radio, including SIRIUS
XM’s The Highway. Jones has a full-length record, a new music video and a
tour coming in the next few months.
The final SCS performance of
the summer will take place on Aug. 23 and will feature rising country
star Logan Mize. This heartland-rocker’s latest single, "Used Up,” has
also seen rising success on SIRIUS XM’s The Highway and his debut video
is being played on CMT. Mize spent a good part of 2013 behind the camera
in a couple of high profile turns on the small screen. The Kansas
native ended up in a widely viewed "Fabric of Our Life” cotton
commercial with Hayden Panettiere of ABC-TV’s lauded Nashville.
played himself and sang in a recent episode of The CW’s hit drama,
"Hart of Dixie,” starring Rachel Bilson. He also has a fan in country
and pop superstar LeAnn Rimes, who not only tweeted about Mize’s new
single, "Used Up,” but also invited him to open her recent shows in
Europe. He has opened shows for Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Eric
Church, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton, to name a few.
Showtime Concert Series will start each night at 7 p.m. with pre-event
music on the Showtime Stage with the headliner taking the stage at 8
The event will follow Main Street El Dorado’s award-winning
Showdown at Sunset performances beginning at 6 p.m. on the steps of the
Union County Courthouse in the center of historic Union Square (101 N.
Showdown at Sunset was named one of the Top-100
Events in North America by the American Bus Association and received
the Community Trademark Award by the Arkansas Festival and Event
Association, according to Mark Givens, executive director of Main Street