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Kane Brown kicks off 2019 Concert Series in Solomons

Solomons, MD - Warm weather, great music, and fun times were in store for Southern Maryland country music lovers when Kane Brown opened the Calvert Marine Museum’s summer concert series on June 1. Playing alongside the likes of Ryan Hurd and Anne Arundel County native Jackson Dean, the PNC Waterside Pavilion sold the event out after an astonishing single-day of public ticket sales.

The evening kicked off with Jackson Dean and his band The Outsiders warming up the crowd, playing everything from country music hits like Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” to songs off his recently released album “Ain’t No Saint.” While many people may know Dean’s claim to fame from his viral rendition of the National Anthem at an Arundel High School football game which amassed over 558,000 views, the recent graduate says that he has been doing music since he was 15.

“[The video] was a big help, a very big help,” Dean admitted in an interview following his performance. “I’ve been going to Nashville for three years, I went to L.A. for [Steve Harvey’s TV show] and all over really.”

However, the Odenton, Maryland born and raised musician recognized that his success has been a result of the community around him consistently bringing out support to events such as this one.

“Seeing the people is awesome.. It’s a rush,” Dean said. “We have something to say and a way to say it and we have the drive. I have all three right now so I am ready to get to work.”

Michigan-born singer and songwriter, Ryan Hurd, took to the main stage to get the crowd wound up just in time for Kane Brown’s appearance at 8:30 p.m. on the dot.

The “What Ifs” and “Heaven” singer took the liberty of not only stretching his performance beyond the realm of playing strictly country music, but also gave the crowd personal insights into what struggles he faced through his life and on his journey to stardom, from physical abuse to racism. However, the father-to-be did not let his difficult past bog down the night, keeping the crowd of thousands singing along every minute.

Next on deck for the Calvert Marine Museum’s concert series will be Earth, Wind & Fire coming to town on July 3. Additionally, Brett Eldredge and Gavin DeGraw will be stopping by before the summer is over.

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