The Stage of Stars is located on Broad Street, setup in the parking lot next to Weaver’s Hot Dogs. This stage hosts all sorts of entertainment including the festivals most popular musical performances, contests and other entertainers.
Stage of Stars 2015 Schedule
Thursday, September 24
7:30pm- County Wide
A homegrown band based in Southeastern Kentucky, County Wide has a energetic show that excites and gets people on their feet.Their variety of music including Old/New Country, Southern/Classic Rock, Blues, Alternative, and there very own songs. From Hank to SRV to Jason Aldean to Matchbox 20 to a few surprises. They have been in the studio since December and working on releasing 9 of their original songs very soon.
9:30pm- Gwen Sebastian
By way of introduction, Gwen Sebastian’s new album may seem a bit late. She is, after all, an artist with a couple studio projects already under her belt, possessed of a large and growing fan base earned through years of touring, and the subject of a high-profile turn on a hit national television show. Giving her latest offering the self-titled distinction may seem curious at first glance, but her writing, singing and approach to recording have converged for this project in a way that defines her as never before. Thus, Gwen Sebastian is the perfect representation of Gwen Sebastian. The 15-track collection serves as an appropriate welcome for those who’ve recently discovered one of The Voice’s most successful contestants, even as it reveals a more fully-formed vision for her longtime fans.
Friday, September 25
6:00pm- Whiskey Belles
“The WhiskeyBelles is not your typical Milwaukee band. Not even taking into account the band’s entirely female populace, the outfit expertly toes the line of talented original act and more than capable cover band. Its upbeat and experienced melding of country, folk and Americana proves a welcome resident to dive bars and massive outdoor festivals alike. And at the tender age of two, the trio has managed to garner growing consideration from local promoters… not to mention a few Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) awards along the way.” – Tyler Maas, Milwaukee Magazine.
7:30pm- Josh Goodlett
JOSH GOODLETT: WHAT YOU SEE – AND HEAR – IS WHAT YOU GET
Delivering hard-hitting and insightful Country music with a style compared to Blake Shelton, Eric Church and Kenny Chesney, Josh Goodlett is one of the most promising new performers to hit the scene in years. As an artist who cherishes traditional hometown and family values, Goodlett writes about the things he believes in, with a little love and humor thrown in, on his upcoming debut album. A native of rural Kentucky who grew up in a musical family that stressed the value of hard work, Josh has opened for Kip Moore, Shooter Jennings, Tyler Farr and Will Hoge. Gifted, confident and down-to-earth, he connects with his fans in a way that few artists do. Josh leaves his audiences wanting more everywhere he goes, making a statement with his music that entertains and enlightens at the same time. Goodlett is on his way from being an in-demand regional act to becoming an entertainer whose name will soon be mentioned in the same breath as the Country industry’s biggest stars.
Saturday, September 26
6:00pm- Jeff Dane
“I definitely feel like the song is edgy and fun in its telling of the story,” Jeff Dane says of “Apple Pie Moonshine,” his first single being released to radio on June 01, 2015. “We wanted to write a song that pushed musical boundaries in country, but also had that classic storytelling component attached to it.” He appears to have done so with Apple Pie, a song with heavy, unconventional country guitar riffs, coupled with a fun, edge of your seat story, in the spirit of Smokey and the Bandit. Meanwhile Dane’s smooth baritone voice has a neo-traditionalist feel and sound that is definitely all country.
7:30pm- Allen Lane Band
We are the Allen Lane Band. A rocking country group that has been on the regional music scene for three years. We cover all ranges of country and southern rock from the early pioneers to the latest radio hits, along with our originals. We have opened for several national current country music stars like: Montgomery Gentry, Jarred Neimann, Craig Campbell, David Nail, and top country song writer Rhett Akins. Along with sharing the stage with great regional acts, entertaining crowds as big as 30,000! We are proudly endorsed by Eminence Speaker and share a passion to produce great sound.
The LACs (pending)
Sunday, September 27 Stage of Stars Gospel “Eggs-stravaganza”