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Kellie Pickler, Grand Funk Railroad headline 2015 GIE+EXPO

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GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America (HNA) goers once again can rest assured their music tastes are met at this year’s event in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 21-23.

Trade show organizers unveiled the lineup for the 2015 concert series, held at Fourth Street Live! in downtown Louisville.

Grand Funk Railroad
Grand Funk Railroad

It’s slated as follows:

  • Oct. 21: From Paris at 8 p.m. and Grand Funk Railroad at 9 p.m.;
  • Oct. 22: Kellie Pickler at 8 p.m. and The Crashers at 9:30 p.m.;
  • Oct. 23: Lindsey Henken at 8 p.m. and The Rigbys at 9 p.m.

“Our concert series is always a hit with attendees and exhibitors,” said Warren Sellers, GIE+EXPO/HNA show director. “This year’s lineup features a variety of music styles—something to appeal to everyone. We’re pleased to have Nissan Commercial Vehicles and Dixie Chopper as the concert sponsors. Exhibitor support for GIE+EXPO, HNA and the industry makes events of this magnitude possible.”

The Crashers
The Crashers
Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler

From Paris is a supergroup of musicians that performs cover songs from a score of genres, such as covers from Maroon 5, Beyonce, U2, Led Zeppelin, Bon Jovi, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Johnny Cash and more. Hitting the hard rock music scene in the 1970s’, Grand Funk Railroad’s hits include “We’re an American Band,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)” and a remake of Little Eva’s “The Loco-Motion.”

Kellie Pickler has several tittles under her belt, as an American Idol contestant and being the winner of the ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Some of her chart toppers include “Best Days of Your Life,” “Little Bit Gypsy,” “I Wonder” and “Red High Heels.” The Crashers, formed in 2008, has gained a quick following over the years, having performed nationwide and even as the official pre-game band for NBC at Super Bowl XLVI. It’s also served as the backing band for national artists like Luke Bryan and Kid Rock.

The Rigbys
The Rigbys

Lindsey Henken, a household name in Louisville, began performing at the age of 4. Since then, she’s taken the stage at events such the Kentucky Derby Festival, performing anything from country to pop to rock ‘n’ roll. The Rigbys was formed by veteran musicians with a staunch appreciation for The Beatles; its repertoire covers the many styles of music recorded by The Beatles as a group and as solo artists.

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