Indian Ranch announces first batch of concerts

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Organizers for the summer concert season at Indian Ranch have revealed the first set of acts headed to Webster this year. Celebrating its 67th season, Indian Ranch will welcome Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Phil Vassar, Scotty McCreery and the Charlie Daniels Band to the intimate amphitheater nestled between pine trees along scenic Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

Dwight Yoakam will make his way to Massachusetts for a performance at Indian Ranch on Sunday, June 23. The veteran country star is touring in support of his new album, 3 Pears. Released in September, it marked his first album of original material since 2005’s Blame the Vain. It peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 album chart, becoming Yoakam’s highest position on the general music chart. Yoakam collaborated with Beck, Kid Rock and Ashley Monroe of Pistol Annies on 3 Pears. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $42 to $59.50, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Montgomery Gentry’s summer dates include a stop in Webster on Sunday, July 7. The country duo released a digital EP Friends and Family in October. The four-track release is led by single “I’ll Keep the Kids” and features a cover of The Dukes of Hazzard theme song “Good Ol’ Boys”. Their last full length release was 2011’s Rebels on the Run. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and range in price from $42.50 to $55.

Phil Vassar will return to Indian Ranch on Sunday, July 28. The Virginia native is working on his sixth studio album and first since 2009’s Traveling Circus. Fans can get a taste of the new material with the brand new single “Love is Alive”. Released last month, Vassar co-wrote the song with Tom Douglas, ACM and CMA Song of the Year Award Winner for “The House That Built Me”. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and range in price from $32.00 to $44.50.

Scotty McCreery, who sold out Indian Ranch last summer, will return to Webster for a performance on Saturday, August 10. The American Idol Season 10 winner is reportedly working on his sophomore album for release later this year. His 2011 debut album Clear as Day featured singles “I Love You This Big”, “The Trouble with Girls” and “Water Tower Town”. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $32.50 to $47.50, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

The Charlie Daniels Band, perennial favorites at Indian Ranch, will return to Webster for a performance on Sunday, Septmeber 8. The country legend will be touring in support of his brand new album, Hits of the South. Released last month, the album pays tribute to their musical heritage with covers of southern rock favorites like “Freebird” and “Can’t You See”, as well as re-recordings of old CDB favorites with special guests including “The South’s Gonna Do it Again” with Vince Gill and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” with Travis Tritt. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and range in price from $35.00 to $47.50.

Each of the concerts will begin at 2 p.m. More shows will be added to the Indian Ranch summer concert lineup over the next few months.

New to the Indian Ranch concert series this year will be a VIP Parking option allowing individuals to arrive when they want without worrying about where to park. VIP Parking will be available on a per show basis and can be purchased through Ticketmaster for $20.

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