Summer 2024 Entertainment Announced

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Date Published/Updated: 04/30/2024
Author: Heidi Fendos
Location: Sevierville, TN.
Since we are all counting down to summer, we thought it would be the perfect time to announce our summer entertainment series!  All events are included with your Soaky Admission and will take place by the Wipe Out Bar from 2-5 pm. Hope to see you there!
June
3rd – CJ Warren
5th – Shaun Abbott
10th – Hayden Bright
12th – CJ Warren
17th – Shaun Abbott
19th – Hayden Bright
24th – Shaun Abbott
26th – CJ Warren
July
1st – Hayden Bright
3rd – CJ Warren
8th – Shaun Abbott
10th – Michael Jones
15th – Shaun Abbott
17th – CJ Warren
22nd – Hayden Bright
24th – Michael Jones
29th – Shaun Abbott
31st – CJ Warren
August
5th – Hayden Bright
7th – Shaun Abbott
CJ Warren

CJ Warren

Clifton Joseph Warren (aka CJ) was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 30th, 1968 started his musical interest at the age of 8 with the help of his music teachers who gave him opportunities to sing, dance, and act in leading roles in school plays. His mother gave him the privilege to study piano at the age of 12, started composition, and self-taught in music history and theory.

Clifton composed his first Piano Sonata at 17, a serenade for string orchestra at 28, and other piano works between the ages of 15-22. At 26, Clifton got his first break playing for the Jazz Ensemble at Mercer University in Macon, GA directed by Dr. Douglas Hill in the years 1992-97.

During that time other professional musicians noticed his talents and gifts and hired him as their keyboardist in bands such as Danger Zone in 1995-1999, and Voltage Brothers in 1999-2012.

Traveling with the Voltage Brothers gave him opportunities to see celebrities and to open shows for artists like Morris Day & the Time, James Brown, Commodores, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men, Kirk Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, George Strait, LeAnn Rymes, and Martina McBride.

Today, Clifton plays like Liberace, swings like Ellington, improvises like Chick Corea, sings like Luther Vandross, transposes and arranges like David Foster, and mixes like Sting. Clifton is a composer of classical music with 350 piano compositions, 157 chambers, orchestra works, and chorales, yet versatile in other genres by writing 12 country tunes, 37 jazz compositions, 87 Christian contemporary songs, 40 pop tunes, 10 heavy metal songs, 7 rap songs, and 15 big band originals. When the audience expects a variety of music, he has over 3,500 CDs of all sorts of music, can learn a hard piece in less than 15 minutes, and has a very long cover tune list of over 1,000 songs.

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Hayden Bright

Hayden Bright

Based out of Knoxville, TN, Hayden Bright steps into the scene with a fresh Pop/R&B fusion. With an eclectic mix of songs in his repertoire, spanning over 8 decades of music, HAYDEN BRIGHT can be found performing anything from Elvis Presley to Harry Styles, and almost everything in between. As for his original tunes, critics have said that HAYDEN’s style is reminiscent of artists such as; Justin Timberlake, Post Malone, or even Justin Bieber.

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Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Michael Jones is a singer-songwriter from Knoxville, TN. Raised in the Appalachian mountains, he learned to play guitar and sing in a variety of genres, from country to alternative rock. He has played venues ranging from Anakeesta to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. With heartfelt original songs and a vast array of covers, he seeks to entertain audiences all over East Tennessee and beyond!

Shaun Abbot

Shaun Abbott

Shaun Abbott is a country singer/songwriter and touring artist from Knoxville, TN. Abbott has toured across the US and has opened for artists such as Jeff Cook from Alabama, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson, LANco, Corey Smith, Ashton Shepherd, and John Michael Montgomery.

Download his latest single “Never Have This Night Again” on iTunes today! To learn more about Shaun Abbott, head on over to www.shaunabbottmusic.com.

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