Travis Tritt Performs Friday, July 16th & Emmylou Harris Performs Saturday, July 24th
Tickets On-Sale Today (5/14) at 10:00 a.m.
LaGrange, Ga. May 14, 2021 – Get ready, concert fans, as live music returns to Sweetland Amphitheatre in 2021. Located in the heart of historic downtown LaGrange in Boyd Park, the popular open-air concert venue will host a full concert schedule in 2021. The season kicks off Friday, July 16, with Travis Tritt and continues on Saturday, July 24, as Emmylou Harris takes the stage. Both of these concerts are rescheduled dates from the 2020 concert season, which were postponed due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic.Tickets for both concerts go on sale Friday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. Additional shows for the 2021 season will be announced.
FRIDAY, JULY 16 TRAVIS TRITT
Three decades after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock-influenced artist continues to sell out shows and stays true and relevant to country music fans across the globe. The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline started when the young Marietta, Georgia native incorporated his lifelong influences of Southern rock, blues, and gospel into his country during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros. in 1989. Tritt’s albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, led him to amass more than 30 million in career album sales, two GRAMMY® Awards, four CMA Awards, an invitation to become a member of the world’s famous Grand Ole Opry and a devoted fan base that has filled venues coast-to-coast. Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ’89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Alan Jackson, all of whom dominated the charts in the early ’90s. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter,” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” Tritt’s talents, however, are not limited to music, as he has also appeared in numerous feature films and TV shows throughout his extraordinary career.
SATURDAY, JULY 24 EMMYLOU HARRIS
A 14-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2018. Known for her eloquently straightforward songwriting and her incomparably expressive singing, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 14 Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards, and four Americana Awards. As one of the most admired and influential women in music she has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and Rodney Crowell.
Tickets for both concerts go on sale *TODAY* Friday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online through Sweetland Amphitheatre’s website at www.sweetlandamp.com.
Sweetland Amphitheatre’s 2021 concert season would not be possible without our amazing sponsors, including Kia Georgia, Emory Healthcare, LaGrange Grocery, Mallory Agency, Houze & Associates, Thornton & Graham, Visit LaGrange, Southern Cart, Wingate by Wyndham, Courtyard by Marriott, Wellroot, Vaughn Express, Jackson Services, Beacon Brewery, Callaway Foundation, City of LaGrange, Eley Digital & Troup County.
Sweetland Amphitheatre will announce additional concerts for the 2021 season in the weeks ahead. For more details on upcoming shows, please visit www.sweetlandamp.com or call (706) 298-5434.
About Sweetland Amphitheatre
As the tall pines sway to the rhythm of a southern breeze, the South’s sweetest stage, Sweetland Amphitheatre, welcomes music fans to experience award-winning and internationally known performers. The venue opened in spring 2016 and is centrally located in the heart of historic downtown LaGrange, Georgia. The 2,500 seat amphitheatre provides an intimate open-air concert setting for star-studded performances and community events within walking distance of restaurants, shops, hotels, and attractions.
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