In partnership with SMA, Canterbury Park presents the Canterbury Park Concert Series featuring Anderson East on Friday, August 5!
Tickets are on sale now!
Tickets start at $30. General Admission, Cutwater Balcony and VIP tickets available. VIP ticket holders will receive admission to the concert and a premium seat in the reserved area on a deck directly in front of the stage. VIPs will also be able to enjoy service through wait staff for the duration of the concert, a full cash bar, as well as restaurant menu options.
Maybe We Never Die, Anderson East’s third release for Elektra/Low Country Sound takes the Alabama born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s seductively vintage voice in a decidedly fresh direction. The 12 tracks flow together with an overarching sense of urgency but maintain distinct musical boundaries. The energy toggles between a hunger for vulnerability in togetherness and a clinging to solitude as a romantic self-defense. There is consternation with the speed and volume at which the world operates and solace to be found in the simple act of getting up and going. And the beguiling title track, with its woozy strings swirling around East’s celestial falsetto as it curls towards the ceiling like smoke is, as they say, a whole mood; a sense of a single night’s dusk-to-sunrise contemplation. Collaborating once again with Dave Cobb along with longtime bandleader and now co-producer Philip Towns, East has found an enticing new avenue, one that maintains a connection to his past but keeps his eyes on the road ahead.
Maybe We Never Die is East’s first new music since 2018’s breakthrough album, Encore, which featured the Grammy-nominated #1 AAA radio single, “All On My Mind.” Heralded by critics, The New York Times praised Encore as, “…an often lustrous revisiting of raucous Southern soul, rousingly delivered and pinpoint precise. He has a voice full of extremely careful scrape and crunch, but his howls never feel unhinged,” while Rolling Stone declared, “On Encore, East’s influences meld seamlessly, stacking the album with Stax-worthy R&B grooves, gospel-blues ooohs and aaahs, surging keys and blasting brass.” Known for his magnetic live performances, East and his band have performed sold-out shows worldwide and have been featured on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “CBS This Morning Saturday,” NBC’s “TODAY” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits” and more.
Aaron Raitiere is a songwriter, singer, performer, storyteller and visual artist from Danville, Kentucky. For the past year, he has been on the road opening for Anderson East, The Steelwoods, Midland, Paul Cauthen, Miranda Lambert, Brent Cobb, Hayes Carll, Ashley Monroe, The Oak Ridge Boys and Willie Nelson and Family. Aaron won a Grammy in 2019 for co-writing “I’ll Never Love Again” with Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsay and Natalie Hemby for A Star Is Born. He’s also placed cuts with Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Lori McKenna, the Oak Ridge Boys, Lone Bellow, Randy Rogers Band, Chris Shiflett, Midland, Brent Cobb, Shooter Jennings and many more.
About the Canterbury Park Concert Series
Anderson East is the second show in the joint Canterbury Park Concert Series – an effort between SMA and Canterbury Park, returning for its second year! In 2021, Canterbury Park added to its stable of entertainment options a series of outdoor concerts featuring nationally-known artists performing in an intimate outdoor trackside setting. The Canterbury Park Concert Series returns in 2022 with eight dates featuring a variety of genres beginning Friday, July 29.
“The positive response from guests attending last year’s inaugural concert series was tremendous,” said Deb Schaber, Director of Entertainment for Canterbury Park. “Our venue provides guests an opportunity to experience great outdoor music in a unique setting that offers comfortable seating, outstanding sightlines and acoustics, and close proximity to the stage.”
The concert series will feature a blend of sounds and styles, including long-standing national acts and new artists.
Parking is free adjacent to the grandstand.