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Sunday, January 9
11:30AM – 3PM
3:30PM – 7PM
Jess Zimmerman Band
7:30PM – 11PM
About the Artists
Country Artist. Florida Grown.
Stationed on a Navy ship at sea, Chris McNeil learned 3 chords on a guitar – and has never stopped playing since.
Born and raised in Central Florida, Chris grew up surrounded by music. His pride for where he comes from is woven into his meaningful lyrics, while the soulfulness gained singing in the church choir comes across in each note he sings. His feel-good music blends a laid-back, small-town vibe with melodies that can always get a party started.
Chris plays a full lineup of shows in the Central Florida area and beyond. His first single, County Line, has already caught the attention in the Nashville music scene. This hardworking Veteran has served his country and now finds his greatest joy entertaining others through his music.
Jess Zimmerman Band
The Jess Zimmerman Band is a Country Rock Band formed in 2015 and based in southeastern PA. Jess’ love for country music combined with rock influences of band members, Joe Barszowski, John Knobler and Joe Mattis creates a band and music with a force of it’s own. With influences from musicians/artists like Halestorm, Underwood, Van Halen, Benatar, and McBride, The Jess Zimmerman Band is a sweet cocktail of country and rock music that is rising in the live music scene today!
The band has written and recorded three records at OmniSound Studios, Nashville with their first, self-titled EP, The Jess Zimmerman Band recorded in 2016, with hit tracks “No Different” and “No Easy Way”. Red – The Jess Zimmerman Band, was the second “hot off the press” EP the band produced/released in 2018 and now in 2021 their newest full length album entitled “Breathe”.
Jess Zimmerman was nominated and won the 2019 “Best Female Vocalist” in the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall Of Fame Awards. Kicking off 2020, Jess was once again nominated for “Best Female Vocalist” as well as the JZ Band for “Best Country Band”.
The Jess Zimmerman Band won the 1st Citadel Palooza Rising Star Contest and has been playing the Citadel Country Spirit USA Festival every year. The band has opened shows and shared the stage with a non-stop list of monumental artists such as Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Toby Keith and Trace Atkins to name a few.
The JZ Band also works with BOB 94.9 FM iHeart Country Radio and has kicked off shows for Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, High Valley, and Drew Baldridge. The band tours nationally and has performed at multiple NASCAR Tracks for race fans while also honoring veterans and first responders along the way. Recent stops have been Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Watkin-Glen, Bristol Motor Speedway and many other festivals and events.
Jess and the band has worked at helping to keep LIVE Country Music Alive with WITF, PBS Kids and The American Music Theatre. The band performed and showcased in presenting, “Country Music” a Film by Ken Burns hosted at the American Music Theatre in 2019.