(May 3, 2019) Ocean City native and country music artist Jimmy Charles will open for the legendary Travis Tritt on Friday, May 10, at Ocean Downs Casino in Berlin.
“Travis was an idol of mine growing up. I love his music and I have been singing his songs for years,” Charles said. “This is certainly a dream come true to open for someone I’ve looked up to for so long and in front of the hometown, nonetheless. I cannot wait.”
Charles, who is a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, loves Tritt’s soulfulness and southern rock country roots.
“I find a little bit of Travis in my own music,” he said.
Charles will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. The Scooter Brown Band will follow. Tritt will headline the show and go on around 8 p.m.
VIP tickets cost $60. General admission ticket are $45. To purchase tickets, visit www.universe.com and search “Travis Tritt.”
This is the first time Charles will be opening for Tritt. He has opened for performers including Josh Turner, Merle Haggard, Montgomery Gentry, Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves.
Charles, an “American Idol” alum and spokesperson for Zero – an organization raising awareness about prostate cancer – released a new country EP, “Hard Way to Go,” in December, which received rave reviews.
A national spokesman for Zero – The End of Prostate Cancer – since 2014, Charles was named Outstanding Young Tennessean in 2017 for his work and was nominated for the Ten Outstanding Young Americans honor in 2018.
He launched the #IAmNotAlone Challenge and nonprofit organization, which focuses on the strength and well-being of all cancer survivors, last August.
Charles will also be performing at Cancun Cantina in Baltimore on Friday, May 24, Trader Lees in West Ocean City on May 25, Castaways RV Resort in Berlin on May 26, and Hammerheads Dockside in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Memorial Day.
For more information about Charles, visit his official website at www.jimmycharlesmusic.com or check out his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.