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The TODAY Show Unveils Summer 2015 Toyota Concert Series

One of our favorite Summer traditions is back for its 20th Anniversary season!   The TODAY Show unveiled the lineup for it’s 2015 Toyota Concert Series today.  The lineup includes a mix of pop, rock and country artists, with more artists to be announced.   All concerts are free and open to the public, and take place outside the TODAY Show studios at Rockefeller Center in NYC.

FANGIRL TIPS:  The concerts take place from 7am to 9am, although we suggest lining up quite a bit earlier to get a good spot!  You’ll get to watch the artists’ early morning soundcheck, and hear around 3-4 songs during the live show.  Sign up for the TODAY Show Concert Series Newsletter to be eligible to sign up for a Fan Pass to the show.  A Fan Pass is awesome and lets you into the viewing area before the general public line!  (You’ll still have to arrive no later than 6AM, but it’s so worth it.)  Our thoughts on TODAY Show Concerts?  Are you going to remember that Summer Friday you were well rested for work/school/etc?  Or that time that Donnie Wahlberg serenaded you at 6AM?

TODAY Show 2015 Toyota Concert Series Lineup
May 22 – Meghan Trainor
May 29 – Pitbull (*In Orlando)
June 5 – Charli XCX
June 12 – Fall Out Boy
June 15 – James Taylor
June 19 – Nate Ruess
June 23 – Janelle Monae and Wondaland
June 26 – Imagine Dragons
July 3 – Flo Rida
July 10 – Carly Rae Jepsen
July 17 – Alan Jackson
July 31 – Jason Aldean
August TBD – Jennifer Lopez
August 12 – Lunch Money Lewis
September 4 – Brad Paisley



Watch Hunter Hayes perform on the TODAY Show Last Summer!

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Artist to Watch: The Railers

 As part of our whirlwind Hunter Hayes album release week, we had the chance to see The Railers open for him in Stamford as part of the 24 Hour Road Race.  Based in Nashville, TN, the country group is comprised of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Lawson, Cassandra Lawson and Tyler Oban.

Their set included a few of their original songs, a country-fied cover of It’s Time, and a jam they simply called “The Irish Song.”  We were majorly impressed by their musicianship, as they rocked out on the fiddle, concertina, violin and mandolin, among other instruments.  The Railers have been working on their debut album, and their first single is expected to hit country radio later this summer.

We loved the group’s energy on stage, as well as their interaction with the crowd.  They completely won over the energetic audience.  We’re sure we will be hearing lots more from them in the future!

After our show, The Railers headed to Asbury Park, New Jersey where they opened for Hunter’s record breaking 9th show in 24 hours. They ended their night (or should we say the next morning) and the 10th show of the 24 Hour Road Race in Philadelphia, where they joined Hunter and Charlie Worsham on stage for a special version of “I Want Crazy.”

The Railers have a few upcoming shows this summer, check out the dates below!

The Railers Summer 2014 Tour Dates
May 22nd – The Roundup – Davie, FL
May 24th – Iron Horse Grill – Jackson, MS
June 4th – Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN
June 27th – Country Stampede – Manhattan, KS
June 28th – Nebraskaland Days – Northe Platte, NE
July 18th – Buckle Up Music Festival – Cincinatti, OH
July 19th – Rathskeller – Indianapolis, IN
July 31st – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
August 1st – Denim & Diamonds – Mesa, AZ
August 3rd – Oregon Jamboree Music Festival – Sweet Home, OR
August 6th – Pepsi Ampitheater – Flagstaff, AZ
August 7th – The Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ
August 21st – Minnesota State Fair – St Paul, MN
August 22nd – Minnesota State Fair – St Paul, MN
August 23rd – Palatine Street Festival – Palatine, IL
September 23rd – Riverside Ampitheater – Rushville, IN

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