93.7 The Dawg presents Dawg Dazzle with Julie Reeves, Frankie Ballard and Jon Pardi

Updated 20 weeks ago
Julie Reeves getting ready for Dawg Dazzle
Julie Reeves getting ready for Dawg Dazzle
Photo by Mike Kiirtner (Facebook)

HUNTINGTON,  W.Va.  -­‐-­‐  Nashville  up-­‐and-­‐comers  Frankie  Ballard  and  Jon  Pardi  will  headline  93.7  The  Dawg's  annual  Dawg  Dazzle  at  Harris  Riverfront  Park  in  Huntington  on  Thursday,  July  3.  

Gates  open  at  5  p.m.  and  entertainment  begins  at  5:15  p.m.,  followed  by  the  Tri-­‐State’s  largest  fireworks  show.    Complimentary  tickets  are  available  at  Dutch  Miller  Hyundai,  Chevrolet  and  Kia;  area  McDonald's  in  Kentucky  and  West  Virginia;  or  at  93.7  The  Dawg's  new  studios  in  the  Kindred  Capital  Building  in  Huntington.  

Tickets  also  may  be  purchased  for  $5  the  day  of  the  show  at  the  gate.    

Ballard’s  accomplishments  include  a  No.  1  hit,  “Helluva  Life”  and  three  singles  on  the  Billboard  Hot  Country  Chart,  including  his  current  single  “Sunshine  and  Whiskey.”  His  album  Sunshine  and  Whiskey,  released  on  Warner  Bros.  Records,  debuted  at  No.  5  on  the  Billboard  Country  Albums  Chart.  

The  break  of  Ballard’s  career  came  when  he  signed  up  to  compete  in  Kenny  Chesney’s  “Next  Big  Star”  competition  in  2008.  He  won  it  for  the  state  of  Michigan  and  opened  for  Chesney  for  all  of  his  Michigan  concerts  that  year.    

Pardi’s  debut  album,  Write  You  a  Song,  peaked  at  No.  3  on  the  Billboard  Country  Albums  Chart.  Signed  to  Capitol  Records,  Pardi  has  had  three  charting  singles,  include  his  top-­‐10  hit,  “Up  All  Night,”  and  his  current  single,  “What  I  Can’t  Put  Down.”  

Pardi  will  appear  on  ABC’s  The  Bachelorette  on  Monday,  June  2.  Pardi  will  perform  “Happens  All  the  Time,”  for  current  bachelorette  Andi  Dorfman  and  his  date  at  the  Mohegan  Sun.  

Jeff  "Crawdawg"  Crawford,  program  director  and  93.7  The  Dawg  afternoon  personality,  is  excited  to  have  Ballard  and  Pardi  headline  this  summer's  Dawg  Dazzle.  

“We  have  two  awesome  up-­‐and-­‐comers  this  summer,”  Crawford  said.  “They  both  have  a  lot  of  energy;  their  songs  are  climbing  up  the  charts,  and  I  think  the  girls  will  like  the  looks  of  them,  too.”  

“After  you  see  them  play  Dawg  Dazzle,  I  really  believe  that  in  a  few  years  you’ll  be  able  to  say  you  saw  them  for  free  before  they  start  headlining  arenas.”  

In  addition  to  Ballard  and  Pardi,  Dawg  Dazzle  also  will  have  a  performance  by  93.7  The  Dawg's  morning  show  personality  Julie  Reeves,  host  of  "Julie  Reeves  Live."  Reeves  came  to  the  Dawg  after  a  career  in  country  music  where  she  released  the  album  It's  About  Time  in  1999  featuring  the  two  top-­‐40  charting  singles  -­‐-­‐  "Trouble  Is  A  Woman"  and  "What  I  Need."  Her  morning  show  is  the  No.  1  morning  show  in  her  demographic,  according  to  Nielsen  Audio.  

"I'm  so  excited  to  get  to  perform  with  Frankie  and  Jon,"  Reeves  said.  "They  both  have  really  bright  futures,  and  I  love  that  they’ll  be  spending  a  part  of  their  Independence  Day  Weekend  with  us."  

The  fireworks  at  this  year's  Dawg  Dazzle  will  continue  to  be  the  largest  in  the  Tri-­‐State,  according  to  Kindred  Communications  President  Mike  Kirtner.  

"Our  fireworks  this  year  will  include  aerial  and  ground  displays  and  to  really  see  the  full  show  you'll  have  to  have  a  ticket  and  see  it  on  the  river  with  us  at  Dawg  Dazzle,"  Kirtner  said.   

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