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July 22-31, 2022

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KOE WETZEL, JELLY ROLL & NELLY

  • July 28 at 8 p.m.
  • Arena

KOE WETZEL

Some artists break one or two rules. Koe Wetzel breaks pretty much all of them. The Texas-born singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer kicks out hard rock hooks with a twang bred in rough and tumble dives, yet meant for stadium stages. For as much as he unapologetically trailblazes between grunge, country, americana, and damn near everything else under the sun, this maverick broke through the old-fashioned way—he busted his ass. Since 2015, he has quietly sold over 200,000 units independently, cranked out 100 million streams and views, and went from playing bars with chicken wire in front of the stage to hosting and headlining his own packed-to-the-gills Koe Wetzel’s incredible music festival surrounded by fireworks and thousands of screaming fans.

JELLY ROLL

Going deep into the Southern roots of various styles, Tennessee rapper/vocalist/songwriter Jelly Roll explores themes of addiction, pain, and struggling to reach better days with Southern rap beats and soulful, bluesy vocal performances. His music took the form of rugged Southern rock, R&B-tinged instrumentals, country-inspired acoustic numbers, and hardcore rap on albums like 2020’s A Beautiful Disaster and 2021’s Ballads of the Broken.

Born Jason DeFord, Jelly Roll began rapping around 2005, and started to break through the underground thanks to collaborations with Lil Wyte and Haystak. In 2011, he joined Wyte and BPZ in the group SNO, who issued Year Round, an album produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J and released on the Three 6 Mafia-associated label Hypnotize Minds.

In 2021, Jelly Roll offered up the short project Ballads of the Broken. The brief album took a different stylistic approach on almost every track, going from country-adjacent hooks to eerie, remorse-filled pop tunes. In addition to eight more fully fleshed out productions, Ballads of the Broken included two demo recordings.

He remains a social media and cult-following favorite.

NELLY

Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for the entertainment industry since stepping on the scene in 2000 with his distinctive vocals and larger-than-life personality. His collaboration with Florida Georgia Line received Diamond status and he is only one of seven rappers to reach this honor. He is touring around the globe and recently was the first artist to play in Saudi Arabia with a mixed gender/family crowd. He is the first hip hop artist to play with multiple symphonies nationwide and played himself in BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. His sports knowledge and love of all sports secured him a gig as a sports caster with Skip Bayless. 2019 is going to be a huge year for the hip hop mogul, currently Nelly is in studio preparing for new music to be released in addition to several business ventures to be announce in first quarter.

Nelly embarked on his music career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics, in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Nelly entered the spotlight with the release of Country Grammar in 2000, spending seven weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and spawning the massive hits “Ride Wit Me”, “Country Grammar”, and “E.I.”. The album landed Nelly four Grammy Award nominations and sold over nine million copies worldwide.  Country Grammar is Nelly’s best-selling album to date, selling over 8.4 million copies in the United States.