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Country stars unite for Buckeye Superfest

Theory of Deadman and Skillet partner up, Ann Arbor Folk Fest returns

Iconic performer George Strait will be at this year's Buckeye Country Superfest.

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 30, 2022

The Buckeye Country Superfest will have something for fans of new and old country music alike on Saturday, May 27, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. 

The King of Country, George Strait, will headline the show, while superstars Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town will provide support. 

With more than 30 years in the business, Strait has had 60 singles hit the top of the charts as well as 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any other country artist and third across all genres behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only artist or act in music history to have a Top 10 hit each year for more than three decades. 

Stapleton has been named Country Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year six times and his most recent album, Starting Over, also won the Grammy for Best Country Album. Little Big Town has earned multiple Grammy, CMA, ACM, and People’s Choice awards, among others. 

Opening the show will be rising star Warren Zeiders.

Boy band stars go on tour

A Boy Band Christmas will present a special evening of classic holiday songs along with some other unforgettable hits. 

Featuring 98 DegreesJeff Timmons, Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre, as well as Jamie Jones of All-4-One, Erik-Michael Estrada of O-Town, and singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera, A Boy Band Christmas features all of your favorite songs along with some special surprises. 

With more than 80 million albums sold, a billion online streams and countless awards earned by its members, A Boy Band Christmas is a surefire way to get into the spirit of the season. 

Catch them at the Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati on Dec. 17 or Hard Rock Casino Live Northern Indiana in Gary the following night.

Theory, Skillet partner up

Theory of a Deadman and Skillet are hitting the road together on the Rock Resurrection Tour. 

The trek, which figures to be one of the year’s early “must see” rock tours, kicks off Feb. 17 at Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana in Gary and makes stops at The Fillmore in Detroit on Feb. 22, Agora Theatre in Cleveland on March 3, and Andrew J. Brady Music Center in Cincinnati on March 5. 

Theory of a Deadman, who are still supporting their 2020 album Theory, have had nine Top 10 singles. Skillet have had two of their albums, Comatose and Awake, certified platinum and double-platinum, respectively. There will be no shortage of material to fill the nights. 

Saint Asonia will open the shows.

Ann Arbor Folk Fest returns

The Ann Arbor Folk Festival will return in-person for the first time since January 2020 when it is presented Jan. 27-28. 

The event kicks off Friday, Jan. 27, bringing together women banjo players Valerie June, Rachel Davis, and Yasmin Williams for an intimate concert at The Ark in downtown. 

The Saturday night performances will be at Hill Auditorium to accommodate crowds and the nine performers, including Ani DiFranco, Patty Griffin, and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.

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