It's official, Miller Lite Hot Country Nights presented by 93.1 WPOC, Security Plus Federal Credit Union sponsored by McDonald's is returning to Power Plant Live in 2021!
We're so excited for live country music to return to Baltimore and tickets are on sale NOW (click each artist's name to purchase)! Doors for each show will open at 6P and masks will be required when not seated/eating/drinking. All shows are general admission and limited seating is available on first come first serve basis. All shows are 21+ and rain or shine.
6/4 Chris Bandi
6/11 Red Dirt Revolution (FREE! No ticket required)
6/25 Tenille Arts
7/9 Sam Grow
7/16 Jackson Dean
7/23 Michael Ray
7/30 Dillon Carmichael
June 11 - Red Dirt Revolution (free show!)
Red Dirt Revolution is a Baltimore based high energy Country act with a driving dual guitar sound and pinpoint harmony vocals. Polished veterans of the Baltimore music scene came together to produce a Country band that plays all of your favorite country hits on the radio today.
June 25 - Tenille Arts
Born and raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Tenille Arts picked up the guitar and penned her first song at age 13 and has been performing across the US and Canada ever since. She made her first appearance on The Bachelor in January 2018 singing her original song "Moment of Weakness.” The performance resulted in a record deal with powerhouse indie label Reviver Records. She made her second appearance on the show in January 2020 performing "I Hate This." The song hit #1 on both the U.S. and Canadian iTunes Country Charts and #9 U.S. iTunes all genre following the episode.
Tenille has released an EP and a full-length album, and her music has tallied over 31 million streams. Rolling Stone named Tenille one of their "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know," calling her "An edgy, Fearless-era Taylor Swift with crystalline vocals; ideal for hopeless romantics who are fire signs," and Pop Culture.com named her one of their "Country Artists to Watch in 2018." Tenille made her Grand Ole Opry debut on September 21, 2019 Tenille's sophomore album, Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between is out now, featuring already released singles, "Somebody Like That," "I Hate This," and "Call You Names."
July 9 - Sam Grow
Since signing with the Nashville-based label in 2019, Sam Grow has amassed 40+ million streams across all Digital Service Platforms, was named to Billboard’s coveted “7 Country Acts To Watch” list, and was recently pegged by Music Row magazine as “On Board For Strong Bids For Future Stardom.” His 2020 hit single, “Song About You,” from his EP, Me And Mine, was listed as one of Spotify’s “Best Country Songs of 2020-Wrapped,” and his 2019 album, “Love and Whiskey,” debuted at #1 on iTunes Country albums chart.
“Love and Whiskey” was a self-portrait that spoke to listeners as if they had written those songs themselves. Add his insight as a singer, his ability to convey loneliness, love and laughter with equal eloquence, and you’ve got an album that represents the best of modern country.
A Maryland native, Grow and his dad had a special bond. This takes us to that first milestone in Sam’s life. When he begged Dad to buy him a guitar, J.R. agreed to with one stipulation: Sam had to promise to use it to develop his own music — specifically, he would not use it to just imitate Green Day and other bands who were on the radio at that time.
Sam accepted those terms. It wasn’t until many years later that he found out his father spent $500 on the instrument by maxing out his credit card. Sam learned about more than music from this. “That’s why I say Dad was my biggest influence,” he explains. “And not just in music. He tried to excel at everything he did. Watching him striving always to be the best he could be definitely inspired me to try turning nothing into something.”
And he still owns that guitar.
Grow expects to release another full album via Average Joes Entertainment in 2021. He continues to write and record extraordinary music that he hopes will change lives just as they have changed his.
July 16 - Jackson Dean
Odenton, Maryland native Jackson Dean is a singer/ songwriter known for his old school, gritty style of Country. Mature beyond his years, Jackson has a daring and carefree spirit, having moved out at 18 years old to live in a cinderblock, concrete floor, one-room shack on the back of his grandfather’s property with no heat and no plumbing. Bringing that same sense of adventure to his songwriting, Jackson writes both independently and alongside outliers like Luke Dick, classic writers like Casey Beathard and everyone in between. Gearing up for his debut collection to be released via Big Machine Records this year, Jackson shows people how real music can be as he captures the reality of the life he has lived. Following an early career of local performances in his hometown, Jackson has joined bills with artists such as Kane Brown, Jake Owen and Brothers Osborne.
July 30 - Dillon Carmichael
Critics and fans from across the musical spectrum found much to fall in love with this past fall when Dillon Carmichael unleashed his brilliant debut, ‘Hell On An Angel.’ Produced by Dave Cobb—the studio guru behind country radio powerhouses like Chris Stapleton and Zac Brown Band—the album merged a sonically progressive palette with a tasteful reverence for the past and wrapped it all up with a director’s eye for detail, creating a stunning collection that was at once old-school and modern, traditional and contemporary, timeless and timely. The New York Times compared Carmichael to Randy Travis and said his rich baritone voice “moves with the heft and certainty of a tractor-trailer,” while NPR praised his “deep holler,” and Parade raved that “Carmichael defines pure country.” He landed on Artist To Watch lists from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Taste of Country, Pandora, and more, reached #2 at Country radio’s Most Added chart with his debut radio single, “Dancing Away With My Heart,” electrified festival crowds from CMA Fest to Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks, and earned tour dates with Aaron Lewis, Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, The Cadillac Three, and A Thousand Horses among others.