Duo ‘Love and Theft’ to headline Ballard’s 2018 Block Island Country Fest
Ballard’s of Block Island, an iconic Block Island oceanfront resort, is THE Premier Beach Party Destination and Home of the #UltimateSummerParty!
For the third consecutive year, the Block Island Country Fest will take place at Ballard’s on July 5, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. A day of music, dancing, food, fun and cocktails on Ballard’s Private Beach! So put on your bikini and cowboy boots and head to Ballard’s for the summer’s BEST Country Fest!
Gearing up to release a new album later this year, duo Love and Theft will headline the 2018 Block Island Country Fest at Ballard’s. Love And Theft — Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson — launched with the No. 1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and top 10 hit “Runaway.” The longtime friends and bandmates have gone on to garner more than 3 billion radio impressions, over 300 million plays on Pandora, and are nearing 3 million music video streams for the critically acclaimed “Whiskey On My Breath,” an epic ballad that “returns Love And Theft to the harmony-rich sound that first turned heads when they started out,” (Rolling Stone).
The ACM/CMA/CMT nominated duo has built a loyal fan base through their high-energy shows, infectious harmonies, and signature songwriting and is poised for the next chapter in their musical journey. The pair is currently putting the final touches on their fourth studio album, produced by legendary music icon Jim Ed Norman, and will release on Curb Records later this year.
Opening for Love and Theft at Ballard’s is talented New England-based artist Timmy Brown and Nashville resident Wildee.
Timmy Brown is a singer/songwriter/Nashville recording artist from Norton, Massachusetts, who has a definite style of his own. Timmy was named New England Country Music’s Local Male Artist of the Year for 2016 and was recently nominated again for 2017. His infectious energy and talent have made him a local favorite, around the New England area. You might have even seen him on Season 1 reboot of American Idol on ABC!
Wildee is a singer and songstress who is making big waves in the country music scene. Born in Temecula, California, Wildee made her way to New England and now currently resides in Nashville. She has recently been nominated for Local Female Artist of the Year at the New England Country Music Awards and has made tour appearances as the opening act for Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington and Eric Church to name a few. You can also catch her on Season 14 of NBC’s The Voice! Her upcoming single “Burn” has been played across major country stations in New England and is set to release in early 2018.
The music at the Block Island Country Fest at Ballard’s is sure to please the crowd and get everyone up on their feet to dance! So if you want to sip pineapple drink cocktails and dance on Ballard’s Private Beach to country music all day long this summer the Block Island Country Fest 2018 at Ballard’s is the place to be!
Ballard’s offers VIP cabanas, beach chairs, beach loungers and beach umbrellas to rent for your convenience. Our tiki bars will be open and food & cocktails served right to your beach chair by our incredible staff of professional servers!
And remember, there is never a cover charge at Ballard’s – even for the summer’s best Country Fest the music and entertainment is all FREE! Yee-Haw!