Fri, Jun 25|
Soldotna Creek Park
Erickson Unlimited & Hooked Entertainment presents the SOLDOTNA BACKYARD COUNTRY BBQ WITH SARA EVANS & ELVIS MONROE
Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans meets up with eclectic country music duo Elvis Monroe in Soldotna for a night of stunning vocals and heart-felt storytelling.
Time & Location
Jun 25, 2021, 7:00 PM
Soldotna Creek Park, 44149 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669, USA
About The Event
A bit about Sara Evans -
Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. As the fifth most-played female artist at country radio in nearly the last two decades — her five No. 1 singles include “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. Sara’s “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. In addition, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit chart-topping single, "Born to Fly" from her landmark double-platinum album of the same name. Evans’ discography also includes the platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless as well as the gold-certified projects Stronger and No Place That Far.
Sara has continued to forge her bold, creative path with Copy That, which opened at #1 on the iTunes Country chart, released on her own Born To Fly Records on May 15, 2020. The 13-song collection, spanning six decades, showcased Evans’ distinctive creative stamp on some of the most iconic songs in country and pop music, songs that have inspired her life and career, as well as shining a spotlight on some little-known gems. Copy That follows her critically acclaimed Words, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart in 2017. Last year brought album and touring collaborations with her children, Avery and Olivia Barker, for The Barker Family Band.
Sara released her memoir, Born To Fly, on September 8, 2020 through Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Named after her landmark double-platinum album, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, Born To Fly finds Evans opening up and sharing stories not only about her career and what it is like living in the spotlight, but about what inspires her and how her faith keeps her strong.
A bit about Elvis Monroe -
In 2008, two small towns on opposite sides of the globe came together when guitarist Ben Carey from Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia met singer/songwriter Bryan Hopkins from Salem, Oregon. When their paths initially crossed, Ben was a member of multi-platinum recording artist LIFEHOUSE and Bryan was the frontman for Hollywood-based and award winning rock band Paperback Hero.
Ben and Bryan's deep roots and vibrant history in music created an immediate bond, and their times hanging out together led to impromptu songwriting sessions. The songs they wrote in those sessions gave a voice to their lifelong stories and became the foundation for ELVIS MONROE.
The members of ELVIS MONROE have worked tirelessly for the last seven years to create what is truly a unique sonic platform that features an eclectic mix of country, classic Americana and modern flavors. Those elements come to life in an organic live show full of laughs and audience participation - all wrapped up in an engaging Storytellers format.
Over the past five years, ELVIS MONROE has toured the country independently playing one-off shows. In June of 2017, EM partnered with Boston-based company Cappello Heavy Transport and began touring aggressively (on their beloved tour bus named Shelby), visiting radio stations and playing shows with an impressive roster of A-list national talent such as Lee Brice, Jake Owen, Daughtry and Brett Young to name a few. Their longer tours include extensive time on the road and nightly shows with bands like 3 Doors Down and Love and Theft.
ELVIS MONROE'S consistent ability to deliver a stand-out live show is captivating. Whether it's Ben and Bryan onstage as an acoustic duo with best friend banter or as a world class six-piece band that includes drums, two guitars, bass, and a fiddle, EM's live show is always entertaining.
ELVIS MONROE was forged on friendships and is an honest, heart-felt and unique listening experience. Their songs speak their stories with rare truth and integrity, and their accessibility as humans is endearing to fans nationwide. They look forward to meeting you at a show sometime soon!
General Admission ticket. $40 in advance / $50 day of the show. All ages show. Under 21, must be with a legal guardian.