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On August 1st at the American Louisville Turners (3125 River Road) in Louisville, there will be a special show featuring the sounds of Bakersfield. The songs of Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, and Rose Maddox will be featured.
Performers include The performers for the evening will be: Nashville Recording Artist, Shannon Lawson; longtime Loretta Lynn tribute artist and all around fine singer, Emily Portman; Grammy nominated musician(The Dillard’s), Steve Cooley; former Rhonda Vincent sideman, Chris Douglas; former Vern Gosdin sideman, Lonney Tate; Straw Boss frontman, Ed Vardiman; along with Johnny Berry.
Bakersfield on the Ohio costs $10 and starts at 9PM – ages 18 and up. You can catch more information on the event by visiting their Facebook event page here.