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DRUMMOND – The Drummond Kiwanis and American Legion Concert, now titled the Midsummer Night Jame, scheduled for this summer has been pushed back one week to July 13 at the American Legion Rodeo Grounds in Drummond.
The event had previously been tabbed for the night before the 78th Annual Drummond Kiwanis PRCA Rodeo, which will be July 7, 2019. But due to scheduling conflicts with the artists current tour, and logistical issues that conflicted with the rodeo, the involved parties all agreed that pushing it back one week would allow for two great events in the home of the World Famous Bullshippers.
The featured artist will be country music up-and-comer John King will be the featured act for the night. His last two singles – “Never Wanna Be” and “Try Saying Goodbye” – both garnered over a million streams in under two months and have been featured on CMT and other national outlets. His song “I Still Pick Up” was a CMT Top 10 video and hit the Top 5 on Apple Music.
King has toured with some of country music’s biggest names such as Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney to name a few.
The opening act will be Bozeman native Levi Blom. Blom has been touring the northwest, but will be taking time off in April to record his latest album which will be ready for the Drummond event. Blom was the featured artist at the 2018 Rockin’ the Rodeo concert in Dillon, Montana and they have already signed him for their 2019 event.
The American Legion Gold Star Post 125 and Kiwanis Club of Drummond have joined forces to bring this event to Drummond as part of the 2019 Drummond Kiwanis PRCA Rodeo weekend. The contract to bring the concert to the home of the World Famous Bullshippers was signed Win December by organization presidents Rich Clute and Darcy Schindler and both see this union of the organizations as bigger than just putting on an event.
“I’m looking forward to it. I think it will be something fun for the community,” said Clute, commander of the local American Legion branch. “It’ll be something we haven’t seen here for awhile and something that won’t be just a one-time deal, but something that we can make happen year after year.
“I think it’s extremely important. The organizations have kind of been stand-off-ish and single entities for a lot of years. Both organizations do a lot of work for the communities in their own way, but coming together just gives you more of a unity and benefit the community.”
Schindler echoed those sentiments.
“I’m excited for new ventures for the community,” said Schindler, president of the Drummond Kiwanis. “It’s going to attract a good young crowd.
“I think it’s huge for the organizations of the community to work together, because we’re essentially in it for the same reasons – for the kids and community itself.”
Ticket are expected to go on sale May 1, 2019, with outlets in Drummond, Philipsburg and online.
The Flint Creek Courier will be working in conjunction with both organizations to promote the event.