NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Amp at Dant Crossing has added multi-platinum artist Jake Owen and rocker Tommy DeCarlo, singer of the legendary band Boston, to the venue’s 2022 concert series lineup. The artists will bring their greatest hits to The Amp’s stage with DeCarlo performing on July 15 and Owen on Sept. 30. See below for the full list of performances and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
The Amp at Dant Crossing, which “provides an incredible backdrop of quintessential Kentucky scenery (The News-Enterprise),” will kick off their 2022 lineup with Cole Swindell, Sara Evans, Blues Traveler, The Marshall Tucker Band and Lee Brice in May, with additional star-studded performances to follow throughout summer and fall. Located in the scenic enclave of Gethsemane, just south of Lexington and Louisville, the 2,000-seat amphitheater kicked off its grand opening in Summer 2021 with a sold-out show by Little Big Town. Additional performances from chart-topping acts included Better Than Ezra, Phil Vassar, Mark Wills and more.
The Amp is a part of Dant Crossing, which is a 350-acre campus featuring the Log Still Distillery offering a unique Kentucky bourbon experience. It also includes three bed-and-breakfasts, a 20,000-square-foot wedding and event venue opening this spring and more amenities opening throughout 2022.
THE AMP AT DANT CROSSING 2022 LINEUP
May 13 Sara Evans
May 20 Blues Traveler 35th Anniversary Tour
May 27 The Marshall Tucker Band with The Outlaws
May 29 Lee Brice (with special guest Lewis Brice)
June 3 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
June 17 Songwriter’s Night at The Amp (with performances by John Ramey, Mike Geiger, Wynn Varble and Bryce Long)
June 24 Brett Young
July 1 Dwight Yoakam (with special guest Dillon Carmichael)
July 2 Yake Music Festival (with performances by Dustin Collins, No Deceit and Kaleb Cecil)
July 10 Ashley McBryde
July 15 Tommy DeCarlo Singer of Boston
July 22 Mary Chapin Carpenter
Aug. 12 The Frontmen
Aug. 26 Justin Moore
Sept. 2 Diamond Rio
Sept. 5 Collective Soul and Switchfoot
Sept. 16 Clay Walker
Sept. 23 Billy Ray Cyrus
Sept. 30 Jake Owen
Oct. 7 Josh Turner
Oct. 28 Tracy Lawrence
About Jake Owen:
Multiple chart-topping singer/songwriter Jake Owen’s new single “Made For You” is rapidly climbing the Billboard Country Airplay charts. With eight No. 1 songs to his name, “Made For You” follows Owen’s fastest-rising career No. 1 single, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and most recent No. 1 single, “Homemade.” Owen’s songs have resonated with listeners and audiences everywhere with 2X PLATINUM anthem and Most Played Song of the Decade “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin,’” “Anywhere With You,” “Alone With You,” “The One That Got Away,” and GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song.” Owen’s sixth studio album, GREETINGS FROM… JAKE, produced three Top 10 singles, including two No. 1 singles and his current top 30 and climbing “Made For You.” Signed to Big Loud Records, Owen is reunited with award-winning Joey Moi, who helped produce his breakout Barefoot Blue Jean Night album, which landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and garnered four consecutive No. 1 hits. Owen is gearing up to join Moi once again to record his seventh studio album. Owen’s windows-down anthem “Best Thing Since Backroads” gains momentum, climbing inside the Top 15 at country radio this week. Last Friday, the Florida native added to his arsenal of all new music with “1×1,” a song that Billboard calls “a sweet romantic ode with a clever hook” and praises, “as always, Owen’s warm earnest vocal sells it spectacularly.”
About Tommy DeCarlo:
Born in Rome, New York, Tommy’s interest in music began in elementary school when he joined the school choir. He recalls, “Every year I would try out for one of the lead singing solo parts and every year I never got one. They always told me my voice was too soft.” Many years later, he would show the world that was not the case.
Tommy started playing piano when he was 14 years old, self-taught on an old upright in his living room. And as far as singing goes, DeCarlo explains, “Well, I truly have to thank Brad Delp for helping me develop my vocal abilities. I have said that I never took singing lessons but that’s not exactly true. It was Brad who taught me how to sing, even though he never knew it. When I first began to listen to BOSTON as a young teenager, I absolutely loved Brad’s voice and it gave me hope and inspiration at times in my life when I needed it. It wasn’t like I was trying to sing like Brad, it was just that I loved to sing along with him.”
His journey that led to BOSTON happened many years later when in 2007 he posted BOSTON cover songs and other music on his myspace page, and even wrote a song in honor of Brad Delp upon his passing. Hearing of a tribute being planned, Tommy reached out to the band offering to sing should they need any additional vocalists. “I sent an email to the BOSTON camp which included covers of the songs Smokin’ & Don’t Look Back, never thinking I’d get a reply.”
Several weeks later, Tom Scholz happened to hear Tommy’s cover of “Don’t Look Back,” and was shocked. Knowing every nuance of Brad’s voice, he could not believe that this was not Brad singing, exclaiming, “I haven’t heard anyone else sing like that in 35 years.” Scholz contacted Tommy and invited him to come and sing a few songs at the Brad Delp tribute. DeCarlo’s reaction was, “I would have never believed this could happen in a million years. The next thing I knew I was on my way to Boston to sing with BOSTON … are you kidding me?”
Tommy was asked to join BOSTON on their 2008 tour and has sang on every Tour since. Prior to that, Tommy was working as a credit manager at The Home Depot, had never been in a band, and the largest crowd that Tommy had sung in front of was a talent show in high school. Tommy has been touring and playing to sold out audiences all over the world!
In a bestclassicbands.com interview with Boston founding member Tom Scholz said, “Tommy does for Boston on stage what Brad Delp did for Boston in the studio. Brad was the best male studio singer I’ve ever heard and Tommy is the best male stage singer I’ve ever heard.”
In 2012, Tommy co-founded with his son, Tommy Jr., DECARLO. The band released their original debut album ‘Lightning Strikes Twice’ in 2020, earning them a featured article in popular BILLBOARD MAGAZINE as 2021 Grammy® contenders. Their chart topping hit ‘You Are The Fire’ went viral on streaming platforms world-wide shortly after its release.
Tommy currently resides in Charlotte NC with his wife Annie of 33 years. The couple have two children and 4 grandchildren.
About The Amp:
The Amp is a 2,000-seat outdoor amphitheater located on the campus of Dant Crossing in Gethsemane, KY just outside of New Haven in southern Nelson County. With beautiful views of rolling hills all around The Amp, Kentucky’s bourbon country never sounded better.
About Dant Crossing:
Dant Crossing is a one-of-a-kind destination to make lasting memories with family and friends. The pastoral campus is anchored by Log Still Distillery, where you can enjoy our truly outstanding Monkʼs Road spirits. Enjoy world-class entertainment at our outdoor amphitheater, The Amp, stay overnight at one of our unique lodging options, host an unforgettable experience at our 20,000-square-foot wedding and events venue, and enjoy acres of wooded walking trails and a 12-acre fishing lake. More attractions will open soon at Dant Crossing, including a fully functional private train depot and farm-to-table restaurant.