Sara Evans to Headline Fourth Annual FRY fest
May 4, 2012
CORALVILLE, Iowa -- FRY fest - A Celebration of All that is Hawkeye, presented by The Eastern Iowa Airport, is proud to announce Sara Evans as the scheduled headliner for the FRY fest concert at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. Special guest, Lee Brice will open for Sara Evans at 7 p.m. Evans and Brice will perform on the Two Rivers Bank and Trust stage in the Iowa River Landing in Coralville. Tickets for the concert will be $15 and are on sale now at FRYfest.com. All proceeds will benefit the annual Coralville 4th Fest celebrations.
Multi-platinum RCA recording artist Sara Evans has been honored with numerous accolades, among them the 2006 Academy of Country Music's Female Vocalist of the Year and the Country Music Association's Video of the Year for "Born to Fly." She has been named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and won the hearts of television viewers as the first-ever country star to compete in ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She enjoys a prolific recording career with over 5 million records sold and 5 chart toping number one country singles including the self penned "Born To Fly".
2011 marked the release of Evans' highly anticipated sixth studio album "Stronger" which debuted at #1 for two weeks and features the platinum small multi-week #1 single "A Little Bit Stronger." Evans received award nominations for Single of the year and Female vocalist of the year at the 2011 CMA, AMA, and ACA awards.
Country singer and songwriter Lee Brice walks a path between traditional honky tonk sounds and contemporary rock & roll. Brice has charted a string of singles beginning in 2007 with "She Ain't Right," followed by "Happy Endings" and "Upper Middle Class White Trash." As an artist, his breakthrough came when "Love Like Crazy" was released in September 2009. With a slow but consistent build at country radio, the single eventually peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's country songs chart. Spending a total of 56 weeks on the country songs chart, the track made history by breaking Eddy Arnold's 54-week stay on the chart with "Bouquet of Roses," which debuted in May 1948. Most currently Brice had his highest-charting single "A Woman Like You" which reached #1 in April 2012.
FRY fest will recognize and celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, the day before the Hawkeyes entertain the Cyclones inside historic Kinnick Stadium. FRY fest attendees will be able to take in a day of panel discussions reliving stories from broadcasters, players and coaches' perspectives from this intrastate rivalry game played annually between Big 12 Conference and Big Ten Conference schools.
FRY fest will once again hold the World's Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow & Tailgate Party where fans can interact with Hawkeye retailers, licensees, and other related groups. New to the mix will be some Cyclone licensed vendors offering fans their latest and greatest merchandise as well. Also returning are the FRY fest car show presented by Carousel Nissan, FRY fest small FRY zone, and the FRY fest pep rally, all FREE and open to the public.