sunfest stage

(Sept. 21, 2018) Thousands of people are expected to gather in the Ocean City inlet parking lot this weekend to hear headlining acts Forever Tina, The Cadillac Three and Daughtry as well as a wide variety of other musical entertainment during the 44th annual Sunfest celebrations.

Sunfest began Thursday with local, regional and national acts starting at 10:15 a.m. daily and continuing until Sunday, with favorites Rick K & The Allnighters, Teenage Rust and Guys in Thin Ties to newcomers Twice Removed all scheduled to perform free shows along with a dozen other talents.

“We bring back some of the favorites every year,” Ocean City Special Events Director Frank Miller said. “We bring in new bands [as well, so] there’s something you haven’t experienced.

“As soon as we open the gates we begin with live music, which alternates between the Comcast Entertainment Pavilion, which is a large tent that seats 750 people and the outdoor stage which is set up with picnic tables and benches,” he continued.

In addition, there are three ticketed headliner shows.

Forever Tina, a Tina Turner tribute band, was scheduled to perform last night. Country group, The Cadillac Three, will have the audience singing along to its country songs beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. On Saturday, American Idol winner Daughtry will belt out several of his famous songs on the Sunfest stage at 8 p.m.

The Cadillac Three, originally known as The Cadillac Black, is an American Southern rock group. The band has released three albums through Big Machine Records, and has charted three singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. Their county songs include “White Lightning,” “The South,” “Party like You” and “Dang if We Didn’t.”

Tickets for The Cadillac Three are on sale at the Ocean City Convention Center Box Office on 40th Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., today. Tickets will also be available on site during Sunfest, at www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-551-7328. Tickets cost $25-$35.

Chris Daughtry will rock out during his sold-out concert on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Comcast Entertainment Pavilion. The fifth American Idol finalist has released five albums.

The debut album, “Daughtry,” was named the bestselling album of 2007 by Billboard, becoming the fastest-selling debut rock album in Nielsen SoundScan history.

To date, Daughtry has sold over eight million albums and over 30 million digital tracks in the US. His most famous songs include “It’s Not Over,” “Home” and “No Surprise.”

Visitors can check out a full schedule of free music every day during Sunfest. The music starts at 10:15 a.m. each morning and runs until about 7 p.m., except on Sunday, when the festival ends with a special performance by Mike Hines and The Look at 4:30 p.m.

Visit http://ococean.com/sunfest for the full schedule of Sunfest entertainment or call 800-626-2326 for more information.

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