Country artists Gary Allan of "Every Storm Runs Out of Rain," Justin Moore of "Kinda Don't Care" and American rock band 3 Doors Down of Kryptonite" are the headliners for Lakes Jam-a three-day music festival beginning Thursday, June 27, and running through Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway, north of Brainerd off Highway 371.
Gary Allan will perform at 10 p.m. Thursday on the 2019 Bud Light Main Stage.
"Come to the show ready to have a great time," Allen stated in an email on what type of show Lakes Jam fans can expect. "You can expect a night of hits, some fan favorite album cuts and a couple of new songs thrown into the mix. I went to a concert a couple of years ago and the act played for two hours and never played any of hits. I decided then that I would always try to do as many of the hits as I could. Fans know you for those songs and that is what they want to hear.
"I've always said that country music is about what happens Monday through Friday and rock music is about what happens on the weekends. So I try to make music that I, as well as the fans, can relate to."
Allen's last album, "Set You Free," topped the Billboard 200 (Pop Chart), a career first for Allan, according to Allan's website. The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart for the fourth time in a row, and produced his fifth No. 1 country radio chart topper with "Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain." The California native released his first album, "Used Heart for Sale," in 1996 and since has released eight additional studio albums selling more than seven million albums, including certified platinum on three back-to-back albums and certified gold five times, his website stated. Allan has five No. 1 hits at country radio, 14 Top 10 hits to his credit and amassed more than 270 million total streams.
Performing before Allan are Lauren Alaina, Jackie Lee and Eric Chesser.
Justin Moore will perform at 10 p.m. Friday on the main stage. Moore's project, "Kinda Don't Care," earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles "You Look Like I Need A Drink" and "Somebody Else Will." The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which served as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, the gold-certified "Off The Beaten Path," Moore's website stated. Moore holds seven No. 1 singles under his signature white cowboy hat including "Point at You" and "Lettin' The Night Roll" as well as seven Top 10 hits and PLATINUM-certified albums "Justin Moore" and "Outlaws Like Me."
Performing before Moore will be Mitch Gordon, Little Texas, Sawyer Brown and Scotty McCreery.
3 Doors Down performs on rock night at 10 p.m. Saturday. 3 Doors Down, an American rock band from Mississippi which formed in 1996, is on tour with Collective Soul-a band performing at 8 p.m. Saturday. Band members include Brad Arnold, vocals; Chris Henderson, lead guitar; Greg Upchurch, drums; Chet Roberts, guitar; and Justin Biltonen, bass.
According to the band's Facebook page, the quintet's many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards, and five Broadcast Music, Inc Pop Awards for songwriting-including "Songwriter of the Year." Their debut "The Better Life," became certified six-times Recording Industry Association of America platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of "Kryptonite." This was followed by 2002's sophomore album, "Away from the Sun" which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You." 2005's platinum "Seventeen Days" and 2008's "3 Doors Down" each earned No. 1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while "Time of My Life" landed at No. 3 in 2011.
Other acts Saturday night include Collective Soul, featuring songs "December," "Shine" and "The World I Know," along with Fuel with its hits "Hemorrhage" and "Shimmer," TThe Crown Jewels, A Tribute to Queen and Transit Authority will all perform on rock night.