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Concert headliners for Missouri Beef Days announced


The inaugural Missouri Beef Days event has announced the performers for its featured concert in May.

According to a news release, nationally rising country performer Casey Donahew will be the headliner, with locally-connected country duo Cross Atlantic as the opening act.

Starting Friday, April 15, tickets for the Missouri Beef Days concert at the historic Bolivar Speedway at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, will be available for purchase at missouribeefdays.com.

Along with the concert, the entire weeklong event in Bolivar from May 16-21, sponsored by Show Me Beef and NextGen Beef, will be a celebration of all things beef and will include a parade, MRCA rodeo, beef tours, special speaker Temple Grandin, Boots and Bling Banquet with Polk County Cattleman Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and more.

“Excitement is building for this whole event, but is increasing even more with this concert announcement,” said Missouri Beef Days board president Matt Henenberg in the release. “Casey attracts a huge following and generates a lot of excitement. Of course, Cross Atlantic is a husband-and-wife duo that are making a name for themselves in Nashville, but Karli is a hometown girl, and we are fortunate every time their schedule allows them to come back and play for us here.”

About Casey Donahew

During the last 18 years, Texas sensation Donahew has risen from a favorite on the local music scene to a nationally hot touring act who consistently sells out venues all across the country.

His eight independent albums have received critical and commercial acclaim and produced 21 No. 1 singles.

Donahew’s album Standoff quickly topped the iTunes Country Chart at No. 1 upon its release, and his follow-up album All Night Party immediately rocketed to No. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, No. 13 on the Top Album Sales Chart and Top Current Album Sales Chart, and No. 40 on the Billboard 200 Chart, the release stated. The project also took the No. 2 spot on the Internet Albums Chart and landed at No. 3 on the Independent Albums Chart.  

His album One Light Town included the No. 1 single, “Let’s Make a Love Song,” which was the  No. 1 most played independent song on country radio for 2019, the release stated.

Learn more about Donahew at caseydonahew.com. 

About Cross Atlantic 

Dedicated to the craft of songwriting and bringing an undeniable chemistry to the stage, rising country duo Cross Atlantic is not only a musical partnership, but a husband and wife team. 

Their song lyrics are often uplifting and autobiographical while their music is an inviting blend of country and indie rock, the release stated.

The music of Cross Atlantic, which consists of hometown Bolivar girl-gone-Nashville Karli Chayne and her British-born husband, James Sinclair-Scott, includes fan favorites “Jigsaw Puzzle,” “Just a Word,” and “Dear Hometown.”

Learn more about Cross Atlantic online at crossatlanticmusic.com.  

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this dynamic combination of musical acts to this area,” Henenberg said in the release. “The historical speedway is a Bolivar landmark, also, so this will be a great experience for all. Get your tickets now to ensure availability.”

For more information about premiere sponsor Show Me Beef, a NextGen Beef Company, visit the company’s website at showmebeef.com. For complete information on Missouri Beef Days, including full calendar, event tickets and more, visit missouribeefdays.com, email info@missouribeefdays.com, or contact the Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-326-4118.