Top Central New York Concerts of 2011
A number of great shows have come through our area this past year. But what were the best local concerts of 2011?
Rodney Atkins rocked FrogFest at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in June. He put on one heck of show and made 10 year old Andrew's day ,when he brought him on stage to sing. Rodney even gave him his microphone stand when it was done.
Less than a month after the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, Sugarland was back to touring and made a stop at the New York State Fair. Before the show, thousands of signs were handed out for the crowd to raise during 'Little Miss,' that included messages of hope and healing. Sugarland was so moved they posted this video of the tribute.
Gloriana finally returns for a hometown show Thanksgiving weekend at Turning Stone. And it was so worth the wait. They played to a sold out crowd and ended the night with a chilling tribute to the soldiers, that included men and women in uniform from Ft Drum, taking the stage.
Toby Keith rolled into Turning Stone in the back of a pickup truck and left in rain of confetti. He and Eric Church rocked the crowd last February. If you missed it, you can see him when he returns February 2nd for his Locked & Loaded tour.
I don't know about you, but I've missed Montgomery Gentry. And I mean the old school Montgomery Gentry. But they are back. They hit Turning Stone in August and released a new album on a new record label shortly after. 'Rebels on the Run' goes back to their roots and if you're a Montgomery Gentry fan, you'll love the CD.