Nashville country band Parmalee and singer-songwriter Frankie Ballard will perform at the 101st Clovis Rodeo, which runs April 23-26.
The nightly concerts, sponsored by KISS Country, immediately follow the Thursday and Friday night rodeo performances and have become an increasingly popular part of the weekend events. Tickets are $20-$30 and on sale starting Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Clovis Rodeo website, www.clovisrodeo.com, or at the rodeo ticket office until 5 p.m. Thursday. The box office will again sell tickets starting March 2.
Parmalee, which opens the rodeo entertainment on April 23, was one of MSN Entertainment’s breakout starts of 2014 and an artist to watch in 2013, according to Clear Channel radio. The band is currently on tour with Brad Paisely.
Parmalee was the first non-solo artist to have a No. 1 single on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts since Florida Georgia Line. Billboard magazine called the band’s new single, “Already Callin’ You Mine,” a “hit-to-be.” The single will be released Feb. 2.
Ballard, who plays the rodeo on April 24, should be well-known to area country fans.
The singer, whose single “Helluva Life” was a No. 1 hit in 2013, played Kiss Country’s $5 Concert Series in 2011 and was part of the annual Jugfest concert in Visalia this May. He has scored opening slots for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Bob Seger and is on tour with Florida Georgia Line.
His album, “Sunshine and Whiskey,” was released in April.