General Manager Lance Combs (above) announced Friday that Trace Adkins will lead off the summer series on May 26. Rocker Aaron Lewis will support Adkins on the kick-off show. Lewis, best known for his work as the lead singer of Staind, has sold 13 Million albums worldwide. The Staind hit, "It's Been Awhile", continues to be the most played rock song of the decade. Rounding out the May 26 lineup is the southern rock group Blackberry Smoke, who has toured with ZZ Top and The Marshal Tucker Band.
On June 23, country superstar Tim McGraw will bring his Two Lanes of Freedom tour to Black Oak. In his record-shattering career, McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums, and dominated the charts with 32 Number One singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, and erican Music Awards.
Supporting McGraw will be Brantley Gilbert with his #1 hits including "Country Must Be Country Wide" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do." Gilbert is also known for writing Jason Aldean #1 hits "Dirt Road Anthem" and "My Kinda Party." Completing the June 23 lineup will be Love & Theft, who earned their first country radio #1 in 2012 with "Angel Eyes".
July 5 southern rock legends Lynyrd
Skynyrd will return to Black Oak Amphitheater.
With over 30 million albums sold, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's pop
culture classic "
Hinder's 2005 debut album Extreme
Behavior sold over three-million copies in the U.S. and their 2008 follow-up
album Take It To The Limit surpassed Gold status after debuting at #4 on the
Billboard Top 200. Self-described
"southern-fried hard rockers" Black Stone Cherry will also perform on
the July 5 lineup. Black Stone Cherry's
2008 album Folklore & Superstition debuted at #1 on the
Completing the initial group of
shows announced in the concert series is Journey on Friday, August 16. Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25
Gold and Platinum albums. The band's Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times
Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album
holders. Journey's anthemic single,
"Don't Stop Believin" is the top selling digital catalog song in
history with over 4.4 million downloads in the
"We are thrilled with how this
year's concert series is lining up," says Combs. "We have some exciting new
programs planned for our fans this year. Our 1st Access Club will allow fans to buy tickets and
1st Access Club memberships will go on sale to the general public on February 22nd, while tickets to the Memorial Day Weekend show will go on sale March 8.
Tickets are available by visiting
www.BlackOakAmp.com or calling the box office at