Photo: City of Rushville. IndianaRushville, In. — A diverse range of regional, national, and international artists will be featured this summer as part of the 2019 Free Summer Concert Series at Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville, Ind., announced today by the Riverside Park Organizing Committee.“We are excited about the wide array of talented artists we are able to bring audiences with this year’s summer lineup. When there’s a little bit of something for everyone – country, classic rock, ‘80s nostalgia, Irish rock, and more – you can count on it being an exceptional season,” said Mike Pavey, Mayor of Rushville.Nashville-based Clare Dunn will open the series on Saturday, June 8. Dunn sounds unlike any singer in any other genre, with her affinity for blending pop rock, heartland rock and R&B into her music. Since signing on with Universal Music Group Nashville, she has attracted such in-demand co-writers as Tom Douglas, Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, and Troy Verges, and has toured with Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and Bob Seger, whom hand-picked Dunn as direct support on his Ride Out Tour.ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience continues the series Saturday, June 15, performing the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. Zoso’s 2400 live shows around the world, including slots at such major music festivals as Bonnaroo and Rib America Fest, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market.Faux Fighters will get audiences dancing and rocking to hit Foo Fighters songs all night long on Saturday, July 20. Born out of singer S. Chelsea Scott’s uncanny resemblance to Foo Fighters’ lead Dave Grohl, Faux Fighters is considered one of the premier tribute acts in the world by fans and journalists alike. The band has played at packed out shows across California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, and New Mexico.Embodying the music and live performances of the original MTV generation, The Breakfast Club® will bring ‘80s hair, clothes, vocals, and talent to Riverside Park on Saturday, Aug. 10. Since 1993, the guys of The Breakfast Club® have shared the stage with such music legends as Whitesnake, The Romantics, Poison, Drivin’n’Cryin,’ Hootie and The Blowfish, White Lion, The Smithereens, Edwin McCain, and many others.Nashville-based country group Sweet Tea Trio will showcase their energetic talents on Saturday, Aug. 24. Discovered by Kid Rock through an internet video of one of their earlier songs, the Trio has been climbing the country music charts since 2013. They made their national television debut singing at the Talladega Superspeedway and have shared the stage with such acts as Lonestar, Tracy Lawrence, Scotty McCreery, Diamond Rio, Drake White, Shenandoah, and others.Finishing out the 2019 season is the multinational, Celtic juggernaut Gaelic Storm on Saturday, Sept. 21. Touting 20 years of success, the band has topped the Billboard World Chart six times, made appearances at mainstream music festivals, and regularly headlined the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish rock band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative.The opening acts for each show will be announced at a later time.Sponsorship: Sponsorship packages are available now from $5,000 to $500. Each sponsorship level will provide partners with different levels of advertisement. Also available are Friend of the Park sponsorship packages that run $100 down to $25. For more information on sponsorships, please call Carla Sharpe at 765-932-3735 or e-mail: email@example.com. For more information please click here.
Syracuse football’s training camp begins July 30. Every day leading up and into camp, The Daily Orange’s football beat writers will take a look at some of the upcoming season’s most pressing storylines, players and position battles. Read more on the Countdown to Camp here.Dino Babers’ offense leans heavily on the passing game. Look at Amba Etta-Tawo’s 94 receptions last season for evidence. Yet SU finished 13 out of 14 Atlantic Coast Conference teams in rushing last season and 44 percent of the team’s carries went to a quarterback group led by the injury-cursed Eric Dungey. Running backs need to touch the ball more in 2017. Babers knows that.“You just can’t go back and throw the ball every single snap and be consistently good,” Babers said on the ACC spring coaches teleconference. “…We’re working hard on not only running the football but making sure we’re able to stop the run.”Former starter Jordan Fredericks averaged five yards per touch last year, but transferred to Massachusetts after receiving only 28 carries. As of now, junior Dontae Strickland is at the front of the depth chart. Moe Neal sits a slot below him. Strickland will get the bulk of the limited handoffs to start, but every touch for Neal is a chance to gain ground.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerAfter spending his freshman season at the now-gone hybrid position, Strickland received 168 carries as the team’s primary running back last season. He tallied 566 yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 132 yards and two scores on 21 receptions. Four carries in the annual spring game equated to seven yards. Expect to hear his name a lot this year.How they Compare:Dontae Strickland #4: Junior, 5-11, 207Moe Neal #21: Sophomore, 5-11, 182Neal carried a smaller load last season, but he produced more when given the rock. His 357 yards on 68 carries were good for an average 5.3 yards per touch, a solid mark for a true freshman. And despite being briefly listed as a slot receiver this spring, Neal caught only two passes last season. As of now, all indications point to him doing most of his damage out of the backfield, but it’s a fair bet he will be good for more than two receptions this year.It will be easy to look to other positions as the hinges of what Syracuse’s offense will or will not be in 2017. Eric Dungey’s health is an obvious one. The void left by Etta-Tawo’s departure and a reshuffled offensive line are two more. Still, as Babers admitted, it’s hard to put points on the board if the passing game is a team’s only game, and Strickland and Neal bear the responsibility of making sure that won’t be the case. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jtbloss