(May 3, 2019) Live music, including country, rock and reggae, will be performed on two stages this weekend during the 29th annual Springfest celebration.
The festival kicked off yesterday, Thursday, and will feature local and regional performers as well as national acts beginning at 10:15 a.m. every day through Sunday. All performances are free to the public except the two headlining acts.
Country music singer LeAnn Rimes will play tonight, Friday, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show are sold out.
Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 in 1996, following the release of her version of the Bill Mack song “Blue.”
Rimes has won many awards, including two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music Award. She has released 10 studio albums, three compilation albums and two greatest hits albums. Over 40 singles have landed on American and international charts since 1996.
Rimes has sold over 37 million records worldwide, with 20.8 million album sales in the United States. Her hit song “How Do I Live” was ranked as the most successful song of the 1990s by Billboard magazine.
Saturday’s headline act, Night Ranger, will feature guests, The Reagan Years, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35.
Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco formed in 1979. The band gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles.
The group’s first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The group has sold 17 million albums overall. The quintet is best known for the power ballad “Sister Christian,” which peaked at No. 5 in June 1984.
Opening for the Night Ranger is The Reagan Years, an East Coast cover group.
“Reagan Years has a lot of great 1980 songs and they do a fabulous job with it,” Frank Miller, Special Events superintendent for the Town of Ocean City, said. “They’re the opening band for Night Ranger and of course, Night Ranger is going to play their hits as well. It’ll be a good night.”
Founded in 1996, The Reagan Years will perform some of the greatest hits of the 1980s. In August 2012, the band was featured on FOX 5 Morning Show in Washington D.C.
The band covers groups such as Bon Jovi, Madonna, Devo, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Journey, Modern English, Guns ‘N Roses, A-Ha and ZZ-Top, Hall & Oates, Men At Work, INXS and Huey Lewis.
On Sunday, a Baltimore choir performance by the Cardinal Sheehan School will take place at 1:30 p.m. The school choir went viral after performing at a Baltimore Ravens game last year.
Rivers and Rhodes, Blind Wind, Island Fusion, Rick K & The ALLNIGHTERS and 9 Mile Roots are just a few of the bands that will perform free shows this weekend. Front Page News will close out Springfest on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Springfest is open today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.ococean.com/springfest or call 800-626-2326.
Springfest Music Lineup
Friday, May 3
10:15 a.m. - Rick K & The ALLNIGHTERS - indoor stage
11 a.m. – The Matthew Street Band - outdoor stage
12 p.m. – The Beach Bumz - indoor stage
1 p.m. – Rivers and Rhodes - outdoor stage
2 p.m. – Jaded Love - indoor stage
3 p.m. – Rick K & The ALLNIGHTERS -
4 p.m. – Blind Wind - indoor stage
5 p.m. – 21 Horses Band - outdoor stage
8 p.m. – LeAnn Rimes – outdoor stage (sold out)
Saturday, May 4
10:15 a.m. – Rick K & The ALLNIGHTERS - indoor
11 a.m. – Kittyback - outdoor
12 p.m. – Mzz B & Company Dance Band - indoor
1 p.m. – 9 Mile Roots - outdoor
2 p.m. – Radio Graffiti Band - indoor
3 p.m. – Chris Sack’s Band - outdoor
4 p.m. – Inquiring Minds with Mzz B - indoor
5 p.m. – Vertigo Red – outdoor
6 p.m. – DJ Kutt
8 p.m. – Night Ranger with special guests
The Reagan Years - outdoor
Sunday, May 5
10:15 a.m. – Island Fusion - outdoor
12:30 p.m. – Bob Lougheed & the Memphis Mafia - outdoor
1:30 p.m. – Cardinal Sheehan Choir - indoor
2:30 p.m. – Mike Hines & the Look - outdoor
3:30 p.m. – Josh Christina Band - indoor
4:30 p.m. – Front Page News - outdoor
*All entertainment is subject to change