Sherman announces 2021 Hot Summer Nights lineup
SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - The City of Sherman announced the lineup for this year’s Hot Summer Nights free downtown summer concert series Friday.
The acts are:
CODY CANADA & DEPARTED - THURS, JUNE 3
TEXAS FLOYD - THURS, JUNE 10
HOOBASTANK - THURS, JUNE 17
DEANA CARTER - THURS, JUNE 24
RICK SPRINGFIELD - LIGHTS ON THE LAKE - FRI, JULY 2
GARY P. NUNN - THURS, JULY 8
JEFFERSON STARSHIP - THURS, JULY 15
FLEETWOOD X - THURS, JULY 22
SPIN DOCTORS - THURS, JULY 29
The City of Sherman’s 27th Annual Hot Summer Nights Concert Series will kick off with Red Dirt Country favorite Cody Canada and the Departed.
McRae grew up going to Hot Summer Nights.
“To get to carry on that tradition is a huge honor. This is the best part of the whole year for my job,” said City Tourism and Main Street Manager Sarah McCrae.
It’s a decades-long Sherman tradition offering a free concert on the Sherman Municipal Lawn every Thursday night in June and July.
Anyone can camp out in lawn chair to enjoy live music and food trucks, and McCrae said it’s a major tourism draw.
Nine artists are set to take the stage, including country hit Deana Carter.
“Just grew up loving her and the album that kind of made her famous is one that we can all just sing along to,” McRae said.
Another expected crowd favorite, Hoobastank.
Rick Springfield, known for Jesse’s Girl, will headline Lights on the Lake, the Fourth of July Concert at Pecan Grove Park.
“It gives the older people some place to go and we don’t just have to sit at home all the time and look at the walls,” said Barbara McAden, who recently moved to Sherman.
She’s excited about attending Hot Summer Nights for the first time.
“I just love listening to the music and just mingling with everybody,” McAden said. “I really appreciate Sherman putting on things like this and hopefully it will go on for many, many years.”
Masks won’t be required and there’s plenty of room to social distance on the lawn.
If the artist approves, they’ll livestream the concerts online
And a special addition, News 12′s Jen Phillips will be opening for Deana Carter on June 24th.
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