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Chart-Topping Country Music Stars Parmalee to Perform at POPS

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The Town of Forest City proudly presents "Country Music's Breakout Stars" Parmalee and local favorite Dirty Grass Soul at the Pavilion On Park Square (POPS) Friday, May 14 at 7PM.

POPS has been cleared to open with a reduced capacity of 1,250.

"I'm beyond thrilled to bring Parmalee to Forest City," said Courtney Ashley, Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Town of Forest City. "They are one of the most popular bands in country music right now, and with the combination of Dirty Grass Soul, it is going to be an incredible show. We are excited to bring live music back this year, and we will be engaging in COVID-19 compliant protocols to ensure that we can get together, safely, and enjoy a great night of country music."

2016 ACM "New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year" nominee Parmalee is one of country music's most successful acts: the Platinum-selling band of brothers is one of only four groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive Top 10 singles from a debut country album. Parmalee has supported Brad Paisley and Jake Owen on national tours and accrued over 427 million Pandora streams, 253 million on-demand streams and over 58 million YouTube views. Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and life-long friend Josh McSwain, the North Carolina natives recently went No. 1 with their PLATINUM-certified single "Just The Way" (featuring Blanco Brown, the mastermind behind the international smash single "The Git Up"). With more than 160 million streams in the US alone and an unexpected uptick in support from the pop genre, Parmalee released a new version of the "feel-good, danceable" hit, once again featuring Blanco Brown and adding on pop/hip-hop maverick Bryce Vine.

Proudly hailing from the musically rich foothills of Cleveland County, Dirty Grass Soul has been entertaining audiences across the Carolinas and beyond since 2011. With a sound that draws much influence from traditional music of the foothills, Dirty Grass Soul manages to bring a new, refreshed and re-energized sound to their music that falls somewhere between country, bluegrass and southern rock & roll. DGS is lead by founding members Kevin Dedmon and Lance Watson and joined by Tommy Smith, Dedmon's brother Kris Dedmon, Glenn Miller and Jared Miller.

General admission tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 23 at 12PM.

POPS is located at 153 Park Square in Forest City. Doors open at 6PM and the concert will start at 7PM. There are several parking lots beside POPS and off Main Street. Low chairs and blankets are allowed in the grassy seating area. Tobacco, smoking, vaping, pets, umbrellas, professional cameras, flash photography, recording equipment, laser pointers and weapons are prohibited. All bags and outside materials are subject to search. No outside food and beverages allowed. Food trucks and a concession stand featuring pizza, nachos, popcorn, candy, soda, beer and wine.

The Town of Forest City would like to thank their sponsors: Facebook, Explore Forest City, McGill Associates and Carolina Chiropractic Plus.

For more information, call 828-245-0365 or visit townofforestcity.com.

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