10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

Jul 18, 2017

You may know our headliners for this summer, but you probably don’t know these 10 facts! 

1. JAKE OWEN

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Jake Owen was on his way to becoming a professional golfer, before he began pursuing music! He learned guitar while recovering from a wake boarding injury that ended his golf career.

2. LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a former high school basketball coach, Leonard Skinner, who punished the band members for their long hair.

3. KENNY G

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Kenny G’s college major was Accounting!

4. JIM BREUER

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Jim Breuer is a huge metal fan and even records his own hard rock songs!

5. AVERAGE WHITE BAND

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Average White Band has been sampled by everyone from Ice Cube to the Beastie Boys to Nas. They are the 15th most sampled act in music history!

6. THREE DOG NIGHT

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Three Dog Night got their name from an Australian ritual where indigenous people would sleep with three dingoes on especially cold nights to keep warm!

7. COLIN MOCHRIE

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Colin Mochrie graduated as valedictorian of his secondary school in Vancouver!

8. THE FOUR TOPS

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The Four Tops went 41 years without any member changes!
9. THE BEACH BOYS

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John Stamos of “Full House” is a good friend of The Beach Boys and often performs with them at concerts!

10. LEE BRICE

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Lee Brice played football for Clemson!

Now visit our Tickets & Events page so you can buy your tickets to see these performers!

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