Get on the road to an incredible summer in historic downtown Greenville, Kentucky and take the FREEway to family entertainment at the Greenville Tourism Commission’s 11th annual “Saturdays on the
Get on the road to an incredible summer in historic downtown Greenville, Kentucky and take the FREEway to family entertainment at the Greenville Tourism Commission’s 11th annual “Saturdays on the Square” free outdoor events and concert series.
Twilight Classic Car & Cruise-In
6 pm- 8 pm
The 2019 summer series kicks-off on June 29th with something new—or perhaps better described as “something old”! As the first stop on the FREEway, The GTC is pleased to invite the public to the first-ever “pre-season social event” featuring the “Twilight Cruise-In & Antique Car Show”! At the car show, “Roy Kyle and the Hot Rod Cruisers” will take guests back in time with a live performance of oldies favorites.
This will not be the typical Saturdays on the Square “concert” as this evening is a “throwback tribute” to the humble beginnings of Saturdays on the Square 11 years ago. The live musical performance will take place on the small, round “Veterans Plaza Stage”. South Main Street will be closed to traffic at 3pm as vintage automobiles begin to line the square and will remain closed until the event concludes. During the evening, attendees will be able to freely meander through the vintage vehicles showcased throughout the downtown area with the sounds of live oldies music completing the atmosphere.
Interested in participating with a vintage automobile? There is also no cost to have a vehicle in the show and, while supplies last, dash plaques will be distributed to all auto owner participants. Contact GTC Director Colbi Ferguson at (270) 338-1895 to learn more! This, no-cost event, is a prelude to the free summer concert series that begins the following week with the first nationally-known act.
SATURDAYS ON THE SQUARE
Then beginning July 6th, and on concert nights during the “Saturdays on the Square” regular season, Main Street in historic downtown Greenville, KY will transform into a premier outdoor concert venue. The concerts are FREE, and all are welcome!
July 6th at 8 pm
The FREEway ramp leads to nationally-known, contemporary Christian band “Sidewalk Prophets”! With a career spanning three major label studio releases—2009’s These Simple Truths, 2012’s Live Like That and 2015’s Something Different (plus 2013’s celebrated holiday offering, Merry Christmas To You)—and multiple hits, including “The Words I Would Say,” “You Love Me Anyway” and “Live Like That,” among others, Sidewalk Prophets remains a mainstay at Christian radio. The Dove Award-winning band has sold nearly 700,000 albums and 1.6 million digital downloads. In addition, the group has garnered five No. 1 songs, eight top five radio singles and more than 11 million views on YouTube. They’ve been nominated for a Billboard Music Award, multiple K-LOVE Fan Awards and four Dove Awards, taking home the New Artist of the Year Dove in 2010. Over the course of their career, they’ve played for more than 2.5 million fans and counting. Buckle up for this great night of praise and worship on the summer FREEway trip!
July 13th at 8 pm
12 South Band
The next FREEway route takes music lovers to Saturday, July 13th. Back by popular demand from last year’s series, Nashville’s #1 party band, “12 South” returns to the GTC Performance Stage! This band is one of the most sought-after entertainment bands in the country! This extremely talented group performs nationally at corporate events, charity galas, premier festivals and more! The audience can expect a full-blown high-energy show with a variety of performers, dance choreography, outfit changes, props, specialized lighting and a wireless front line that will interact with the crowd. This group was a crowd favorite last year and was one of the most memorable performances ever at Saturdays on the Square!
July 20th at 6:30 pm
HWY-62 Bluegrass Festival
Featuring East to Nowhere, The Misty Mountain String Band, and DAILEY & VINCENT!
The summer FREEway road trip continues to the first-ever “HWY-62 Bluegrass Festival” at Saturdays on the Square! Kicking off this bluegrass extravaganza, Muhlenberg’s Zeke Walters and “East to Nowhere” will take the stage at 6:30pm, followed by a 7pm performance by Greenville-native Derek Harris, and the “The Misty Mountain String Band”! At 8pm, the multi award-winning headliner of the night, “Dailey & Vincent” will continue the fun! Hailing from world famous stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Grand Ole Opry, Dailey & Vincent have earned three Grammy nominations, won four Dove Awards, claimed an astounding 35 IBMA honors (including three as Entertainers of the Year and three as Vocal Group of the Year), multiple #1 records, a Public Television Special and their weekly TV series, The Dailey & Vincent Show, on RFD-TV featuring guest artists Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Diamond Rio, Tanya Tucker, and more. Briefly Grand Ole Opry Members, Five-time GRAMMY® award winners individually, three-time GRAMMY® award nominees collectively, four-time Dove Award winners, and winners of 35 IBMA Awards altogether (including 3-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award winners and 3-Time Vocal Group of the Year Award winners). Their most recent live CD, “Dailey & Vincent ALIVE,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and remained at the top position for over 15 weeks. Expect a great night of authentic and entertaining Kentucky Bluegrass!
July 27th at 8 pm
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
The final FREEway stop for the summer series is a true “Saturdays on the Square” FINALE! The Greenville Tourism Commission is pleased to welcome legendary group “The Oak Ridge Boys” to the grounds of Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall in Greenville. The music of The Oak Ridge Boys is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.
June 29 (Saturday) 6:00 pm - July 27 (Saturday) 9:50 pm CST