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Taste of Joliet announces 2017 country performers

Billy Currington will headline June 24 event

JOLIET – The Joliet Park District has announced its lineup for one day of the Taste of Joliet.

On Saturday, June 24, Joliet Memorial Stadium will play host to a series of country stars – headliner Billy Currington and openers A Thousand Horses, Kane Brown and Stephen Neal.

Currington, a Georgia native, is known for his hits “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer,” “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” and others.

Tennessee natives A Thousand Horses have been compared by country music critics to various southern rock legends. They’re known for the hit “Smoke” off of their debut album “Southernality.”

Kane Brown, a 23-year-old Georgia native, gained attention in 2015 when his video covers of famous country songs racked up millions of online views. They were followed up with his first charting single, “Used to Love You Sober.”

Attendees will be treated to an opening performance at 4 p.m. by Neal, a Joliet native who attended Joliet Catholic Academy.

Joliet Park District Deputy Director Brad Staab said after 12 years, the Taste of Joliet has established a good reputation for a country show on Saturday.

“Thank you to the community for their support and our board of commissioners,” Staab said. “And our sponsors.”

In two or three weeks, the district will announce its lineup for Friday, June 23.

Tickets are on sale now at Staab encourages people to purchase tickets online and avoid the line at the gate.

Reserved tickets for the front section are $42.50 and general admission tickets are $15. The carnival mega pass is $60. Children 11 and under accompanied by an adult are free all weekend.

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