Lineup Set for the 2018 UCF Tailgate Concert Series, Dylan Schneider to Kickoff Season Saturday
By UCFKnights.com // September 3, 2018
KNIGHTS take on South Carolina State at Spectrum Stadium Saturday
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF Tailgate Concert Series presented by Pacifico is back for 2018 at Knight’s Plaza near Spectrum Stadium.
Each UCF Tailgate Concert Series show begins approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes prior to kickoff. All activities begin four hours prior to kickoff.
Knights Plaza, is an athletic village and shopping center on the main campus of the University of Central Florida, located at 12777 Gemini Boulevard in Orlando.
The following is a look at the headliners for this season’s concert series:
Sept. 8 – Dylan Schneider – 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 21 – Keith Eaton – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 29 – Phil Vassar – Time TBA
Oct. 6 – Jill’s Cashbox – Time TBA
Nov. 1 – Rodney Atkins – 5:45 p.m.
Nov. 10 – Morgan Wallen – Time TBA
Nov. 17 – TBA – Time TBA
More About the 2018 UCF Tailgate Concert Series presented by Pacifico Artists:
Dylan Schneider (Sept. 8) Since his debut EP in 2016, Schneider continues to impact the country charts with every release that follows. Schneider’s latest EP, Spotlight’s On You hit the No.1 spot on the iTunes Country Album Charts. Schneider recently toured as direct support for Chris Lane and Granger Smith, and is currently headlining his own tour, selling out shows across the United States and the UK. Schneider and his fans have taken over the country music conversation digitally, with a rapidly growing 57 million total streams on Spotify and 32 million video views. His current radio single, “How Does It Sound,” is nearing 13 million streams.
Website: dyalnschneidermusic.com | Twitter: @DylanSchneider
Keith Eaton (Sept. 21) Keith Eaton started his music career in coffee shops and local bars while attending UCF and gaining success playing corporate and private events. After winning WMMO’s Acoustic Showcase he released his first independent album Shine Through in 2016. With his influences in acoustic soul, country and pop, his music is widely received. Keith and his band are currently in the studio writing and recording his follow up album.
Website: keitheatonmusic.com | Twitter: @keitheatonmusic
Phil Vassar (Sept. 29) Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter AND as an artist. He has 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 TOP 40s. Top songs include Just Another Day in Paradise. Carlene, Six Pack Summer, American Child, For a Little While & My Next Thirty Years (Tim McGraw), Right on the Money (Alan Jackson), I’m All Right & Bye Bye (Jodee Messina) and many more. American Soul is Phil’s ninth album. He also recently launched “Songs from the Cellar” a wine-infused musical conversation airing across the US and Europe.
Website: philvassar.com | @philvassar
Jill’s Cashbox (Oct. 6) Jill’s Cashbox emerged in 2011 when singer/guitarist Hunter Smith, drummer Shannon Fetherman, guitarist Jeff Sweat, keyboardist Rob Gundling, bassist Joey Antrum and guitarist Greg Martin came together to form a high intensity country music group that is now affectionately referred to by their fans as JCB. With music being downloaded worldwide, Jill’s Cashbox has toured with some of the largest acts in country music and were the winners of the Hard Rock Battle of the Bands.
Rodney Atkins (Nov. 1) With six No. 1 hits under his belt, four studio LP’s and over 13 million units sold, Rodney Atkins is more invested than ever in making honest, authentic records that tell a story and showcase his unique place in the world, which is exactly what he does on his forthcoming fifth LP. Known for his numerous hits including six chart-topping tracks: “Take A Back Road,” “It’s America,” “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” “These Are My People,” “Watching You” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” – it’s a sonic progression that will excite and captivate both new fans and ones who have been on the ride all along. What lies ahead in 2018 for Rodney Atkins will be more than just new music and a new record.
Website: rodneyatkins.com | Twitter: @RodneyAtkins
Morgan Wallen (Nov. 10) With his debut album, IF I KNOW ME, the hit maker behind “Up Down” (ft. Florida Georgia Line) and “The Way I Talk” lays his cards out on the table: Work hard. Love hard. Party down. Respect the past and make your own future. … Know yourself. Still only 24 years old, Morgan Wallen works with a vocal blend which marks the spot where interstate blacktop changes over to gravelly, Smoky Mountain backroads. Wallen’s a rock and hip-hop loving country boy with a sound straight out of the modern South.
Website: morganwallen.com | Twitter: @MorganCWallen
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