Thursday, August 1

Main Stage Concert

On Thursday, August 2 at 7:30pm in front of the grandstand, Blacktop South will open for Broseph.

BROSEPH = Brothers, Best Friends

What started out as a group of determined friends who gave up careers in fields
like teaching and engineering has turned into the Midwest’s most powerful up
and coming band — BROSEPH! With an electric live show, relentless touring
schedule, and unwavering work ethic, they’ve built a hallmark brand that was
even recognized by after seeing the band’s merchandise worn
by the likes of The Cadillac Three, Dustin Lynch and Maddie and Tae.

“When the band started back in 2011, it was basically just a platform for me and
my buddy Russ to write songs and play for free beer in our hometown bar. Since
then, it has been amazing to watch it grow into a bigger operation. The line-up
we have now has been grinding together for around 5 years. Our growth into a
full band kind of happened organically. We just started writing and jamming as
friends in college and we haven’t really stopped since”, explains lead singer
Brock Jones.

The five best friends are excited to have released their first EP since making the
move to Nashville in January of 2017. “Let’s Do This” features six brand new
songs produced by rock producer Greg Archilla and renowned Nashville guitar
man, Ilya Toshinskiy. “When we first met Greg, we didn’t know what to think. I
mean, here’s a guy who’s built a career working with rock legends! It didn’t take
long to realize we were a good fit after coming out of the first writing session with
a song like “Sombrero.” Then there’s Ilya, an absolute machine in the studio. He
brought the banjo licks and post-country swag to tracks like “Country Song” and
“Beer Talkin'”,” recounts lead guitar player and Co-producer Brooks Boyer.

The guys collaborated with Adam James, long time friend and songwriter with
Three Ring Circus in Nashville, to round out the EP with his writing skills on “Beer
Talkin’” and “Let’s Do This”. Nothing was off limits during the recording process.
“Our influences range from Def Leppard to Shania Twain, Fall Out Boy to Nelly.
We try not to confine our sound to any one genre, we just want people to listen to
the music and decide for themselves”, asserts Brock.

“Our goal is to try and write songs that our fans can relate to and it kind of feels
like a big family that we have been lucky enough to bring together. Though we’ve
been told that our name is a bit strange, we take a lot of pride in being
BROSEPHS. That name gives some insight into our lives together on the road,
and even more than that, we really enjoy promoting friendship amongst everyone
we come in contact with. We want everyone to be a BROSEPH”, says Sean
Halbrook, bass player and background vocalist.

The BROSEPHS have built a “Good Reputation” in the last two years, pouring
their high energy into every show as they continuously span the entire country in
their touring rig aptly named Van Morrison & Trailer Swift. The highly talented act
has recently opened shows for Steven Tyler, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Luke
Combs and Granger Smith, to name a few.

BROSEPH’S 2015 independent release, “Fill ‘Em On Up”, was well-received,
landing a Music Row TOP 40 Single with “Right Where She Wants Me” (37) and
a Music Row TOP 60 Single with “Fill ‘Em On Up” (58).

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