Spring Concert Series in Salem

The second concert in the Salem Civic Center Spring Concert Series will feature Bobby Randall and Melissa Lee. It will be Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center in Salem Arkansas.

Bobby Randall was the first lead guitarist for Sawyer Brown. He appeared with the band on Star Search in 1983-84. In 1991 he became the only founding member to leave the group. Randall took a job hosting a Star Search-like talent show, You Can Be a Star on The Nashville Network (TNN). Randall also hosted a show called The Wildhorse Saloon also on TNN. He was the Anchor on a show called Behind the Game that aired on Fox Sports Net. His band is a regular at the Nashville Palace. Randall joined the band Confederate Railroad in 2011. Not only is Bobby an excellent singer but he can be found on the tour playing Steel guitar and Fiddle.

Opening for Bobby Randall will be Nashville’s Melissa Lee (Zenker). Currently touring with Confederate Railroad, Melissa Lee is an up-and-coming Nashville Country music artist to look out for. She kicked off 2016 with 3 sold out shows at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, MI as the only female artist in a “tribute to the Grand Ole Opry” show. She has opened for many national acts such as 2015 ACM New Artist of the Year winner Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Confederate Railroad, and has shared the stage with artists such as Buddy Jewell and Jeff Carson. Melissa performed over 200 shows in 2016 from Alaska to Florida.

The 3rd Concert of the Spring Concert Series at the Salem Civic Center will be a Country Dance Party featuring Billy Joe French and Friends. Billy Joe is well known in the area and draws large crowds of country music fans for his shows. He recently released an album “Billy Joe French and Friends album of country classics.

He will be joined by Nashville recording artist and world champion fiddler Tim Crouch, Robby Springfield from Branson on the steel guitar , Eddie Cooper on bass and vocals, Chuck Young on lead and vocals, and Ken Loggins on drums. Get your two-stepping shows on for this concert!

This group of musicians have played together for years and are in demand for shows in the North Central Arkansas and we are fortunate to have them here and be a part of the Fulton County Homecoming Festival on Memorial Day weekend.

Tickets are now on sale for the two remaining concerts in the concert series. Purchase tickets in advance for both concerts for $20 or purchase individual concert tickets for $12.50. Tickets at the door will be $15.00. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card online at www.salemciviccenter.net or by calling the Fulton County Fair Office at 870-895-5565. Tickets will also be available at FNBC Community Bankers locations in Fulton, Sharp, and Izard counties.

All profits from the concert series will be used to maintain the Salem Civic Center.