Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Band Perry to perform at 2016 Speed Street

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 1:51 PM

Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street has come under fire in recent years for its lack of exciting performers on its stages in Uptown Charlotte. Looking to infuse a bit more interest in the 2016 edition of the street festival, the performers announced for this year's festival are Chris Young and Montgomery Gentry on Friday, May 27, and Kellie Pickler and The Band Perry on May 28.

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“We couldn’t be more excited by this year’s music lineup. The fans asked for a higher quality and more current artists, and we heard them loud and clear,” said Jay Howard, president of JHE Production and 21-year producer of the annual event, in a press release. 

The only difference — this year's main stage performances will be gated and cost $15 each night. Ticket go on sale Friday. The musical entertainment for Thursday, May 26, has not yet been announced.

While those who aren't country music fans might be a bit disappointed, we have to give the festival credit in booking some big names to perform at this year's festival and hope the trend continues into the future, if only with a bit more diversity in its ranks. 

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