Elaina Kay – Opening Act for The Quebe Sisters
Elaina Kay opens the show at 7 p.m.
Texas singer-songwriter nominated for Central Track Music Honor’s “Best Country Act”
Currently, a resident of Dallas, TX, Kay has been nominated for a Dallas Observer Music Award as well as a Central Track Music Honor for “Best Country Act.” Kay remembers vividly when she began composing her own songs. She grew up on her family’s ranch in Wichita Falls, Texas, 15 miles south of the Oklahoma border. For college, Kay loaded up two horses and her dog and headed to Tarleton State University, where she joined the rodeo team. “Rodeoing trained me to be on the road like I am now,” she says. “I was traveling then, too, just with horses instead of with long-haired dudes in a band.” Kay loved to rodeo, but she realized she loved music more. So she took her horses home and hit the road, this time with her guitar, singing songs in bars throughout the South. Nashville beckoned, and without a safety net or fully formed plan, Kay packed up and moved to Tennessee. On her album Issues, Kay uses pieces of her unconventional upbringing to fuel her songwriting. Asked what she hopes listeners experience when they hear the new songs, Kay is resolute. “When I write a song about something, I’m over it– I can close that book and move on with my life,” she says. “That’s what I want for people who listen to my songs. If one of my songs could get someone to that other side, like it has for me, that’d be the coolest thing.”
Join us on the lawn!
This concert is free! Open seating is available on the lawn. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and coolers with beverages, including alcohol, but no glass containers, please. Parking is free.
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