Area Events < Hop Country Music Festival featuring Chris Janson at SOZO Sports Complex
Hop Country Music Festival is back in 2023 at SOZO Sports Complex in Yakima, Washington with all proceeds going toward putting more youth on the field! Typically, SOZO Sports Complex plays host to thousands of soccer, lacrosse and football players throughout the year. However, for one weekend in September, major country music stars join us at the complex for a festival filled with music, food and fun! Throw on your cowboy boots and hats and join in on a concert experience that gives back!
Friday: Neal McCoy
Neal McCoy, a powerhouse in the realm of country music, has captivated audiences with his electrifying performances and unmistakable charm. With his distinctive voice, infectious energy, and an unwavering dedication to his craft, McCoy has established himself as a true icon of the genre. Throughout his illustrious career, he has delighted fans with an impressive repertoire of chart-topping hits like "The Shake", "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On" and "Wink", and has garnered numerous accolades, solidifying his status as one of country music's most beloved entertainers. From his humble beginnings to his ongoing success, Neal McCoy's musical journey continues to inspire and uplift listeners around the world.
Saturday: Chris Janson
Chris Janson, proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and multi-platinum songwriter and artist, is part of country’s new breed. In touch with the lighter side of life with self-penned No. 1s “Fix A Drink,” “Good Vibes,” and the triple platinum “Buy Me A Boat,” as well as the more thoughtful truths of “Done,” “Things You Can’t Live Without,” and the CMA Song of the Year nominee and ACM Video of the Year “Drunk Girl.” Both “Boat” and “Girl” were named to the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s prestigious “Songs I Wish I Wish I’d Written” list, which is why artists like Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), Justin Moore (“Off The Beaten Path”), Cody Johnson (“Let’s Build A Fire”), and the iconic Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”) reach for Janson’s songs for their own projects. Beyond his artistry are his live shows, where all that heart-on-the-four-wheeler songwriting meets the fans where they come to rock. Rolling Stone proclaimed him “a live legacy in the making,” and Janson is a frequent presence at the nation’s biggest country festivals, tours, and unexpected sit-ins. For a man known for his outdoors lifestyle and collaborations with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, making music from his own life has established the harmonica-forward multi-instrumentalist the go-to guy for young country for the last decade.
Easton Corbin has been gracing stages with his memorable baritone and unique blend of traditional and modern country music for more than a decade. The Florida native, who boasts two No. 1 singles with “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” embarks on a new musical chapter with his recent signing to Stone Country Records.hopcountry.fun/Schedule hopcountry.fun
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