Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges in Downtown Roanoke adds its 6th show to the Northwest Ace Summer Concert Series. Colt Ford is returning to Dr Pepper Park for the third time on July 14th with Creed Fisher.
Country-rap pioneer Colt Ford continues to bend genres with releases like “She Gon Do It”, featuring Salvadorian country artist Angie K, and covers of rock hits like his rendition of Linkin Park’s “In The End”, with the help of friend and label-mate Josh Mirenda. Colt Ford consistently blazes his own trail. By doing so, the Georgia singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, performer, and co-founder and co-owner of Average Joes Entertainment keeps up pace as country’s preeminent independent maverick. On Ford’s newest album, Keys to the Country EP, he continues to evolve his artistry and—as only he can—amp things up even further. “The Keys to the Country EP is really me,” he elaborates. “So much of my success is a result of the fact that I am my songs. You’re getting me in the lyrics! I don’t have chauffeurs, ten sports cars, or my own jet. That’s all cool, but I’m just Colt Ford. It’s relatable.”
Creed Fisher, the Rebel in the South, will be joining Ford for this show. Celebrating blue collar sensibilities, patriotism, and fun-loving simple pleasures are staples of Fisher’s music. Fisher’s newest album is different than his last. “It definitely has a bit more rock country sprinkled in than Whiskey and the Dog., which consisted of honky tonk twang,” Fisher says of the vibe. “I feel like Rebel in the South is more Brantley Gilbert, more country rock.” Pairing Ford’s relatable creativity and Creed’s patriotism is the perfect mix for a great night of music at Dr Pepper Park.
General Admission tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. PIT tickets are $49 and National Pools VIP Skybox tickets are $149.