Co-Chairmen:  Shawn Brannon & Ken Smith

email: amoryrailroadentertainment@gmail.com

Railroad Festival entertainment will take place on the big
professional stage in front of the Frisco steam engine
(in Frisco Park) and on Stage 2,

CLICK ON THIS LINE TO GO TO 2ND STAGE


   
   
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JAMES OTTO


8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7

James Allen Otto (born July 29, 1973) is an American country music artist who is a member of the MuzikMafia, a group of country musicians known for their "country music without prejudice". Otto began his career onMercury Nashville Records in 2002, charting three minor singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and recording his debut album Days of Our Lives for the label before being dropped in 2004.

In late 2007, he signed to Warner Bros. Records. His second album, Sunset Man, was released in April 2008. It was produced by John Rich (of Big & Rich) and Jay DeMarcus (of Rascal Flatts), the latter of whom is Otto's brother-in-law. The lead-off single to Sunset Man, "Just Got Started Lovin' You", became Otto's first Number One hit, as well as the Number One country single of 2008 according to Billboard.

James Otto was born on July 29, 1973, on the Fort Lewis Army post in the state of Washington.[1] He first took up singing at age two and later learned to play violin and saxophone. However, he wanted to learn to playguitar as well, and at age thirteen, he received a guitar for his birthday.

   
DOUG STONE 

DOUG STONE

9:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8th

Douglas Jackson Brooks (born June 19, 1956), known professionally as Doug Stone, is an American country music singer. He debuted in 1990 with the single "I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)", the first release from his 1990 self-titled debut album for Epic Records. Both this album and its successor, 1991's I Thought It Was You, earned a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Two more albums for Epic, 1992's From the Heart and 1994's More Love, are each certified gold. Stone moved to Columbia Records to record Faith in Me, Faith in You, which did not produce a Top Ten among its three singles. After suffering a heart attack and stroke in the late 1990s, he exited the label and did not release another album until Make Up in Love in 1999 on Atlantic Records. The Long Way was released in 2002 on the Audium label (now part of E1 Music), followed by two albums on the independent Lofton Creek Records.

Stone has charted twenty-two singles on Hot Country Songs, with his greatest chart success coming between 1990 and 1995. In this timespan, he charted four number 1 singles: "In a Different Light", "A Jukebox with a Country Song", "Too Busy Being in Love", and "Why Didn't I Think of That", plus eleven more top ten singles. He is known for his neotraditionalist country sound and his frequent recording of ballads.

   
  JO DEE MARIE MESSINA 

JO DEE MESSINA

8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9

Jo Dee Marie Messina (born August 25, 1970) is an American country music artist. She has charted nine number one singles on the Billboard country music charts. She has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week Number One songs from the same album.[1] To date, she has two Platinum and three Gold-certified albums by the RIAA.

Messina debuted in 1996 with the single Heads Carolina, Tails California. Her album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Her second album, I'm Alright, produced five Top 10 Country hits between 1998 and 1999, and sold over a million copies in America. Since her debut, six of her singles have peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Country singles chart and five of her albums have received a certification by the RIAA or the CRIA. She has sold over 5 million records worldwide.

 
 
Thursday, April 7  
12 Noon Amory's Largest Cake Walk
4:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
5:30 p.m. THE GENTS 
5:30 p.m. Amory's Largest Cake Walk
7:00 p.m. MaxxSouth Broadband American Season Finale Viewing Party

8:00 p.m.  JAMES OTTO 

Friday, April 8
11:30 a.m. Leah Rose
1:00 p.m. Bryana Ausborn
   2:00 p.m. Caitlin Kendrick
3:00 p.m. Doug Stone Soundcheck
   4:30 p.m. Kevin Waide Project
   6:00 p.m. Shagadoo
   7:30 p.m. John Milstead
   9:00 p.m. DOUG STONE 




Saturday, April 9  
11:30 a.m. Sonya Terry
   1:00 p.m. For Appeal
2:30 p.m. Bonfire Orchestra
   4:00 p.m. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
   5:30 p.m. James Ross
   7:00 p.m. Blues Counsel
  8:30 p.m.  JO DEE MESSINA
   
 
   

 

KEVIN WADE PROJECT

KEVIN WADE PROJECT - Kevin Waide is a guitarist and singer-songwriter with original compositions in two movies (“Fish Story: The Curse of Mocatawbi Pond” and “The GumTree Chronicles Part II”) and a passion for the blues. Playing semi-professionally since the age of 16, Kevin has “lived the blues” both on and off stage. A purist in the sense that every performance is unique, his unconventional, sometimes irreverent approach to the blues is to just let it flow. The Kevin Waide Project is the brainchild of Kevin and drummer Chris “Foosh” Fooshee and celebrates its eighth anniversary in 2015. The Project lives by its motto: “If we know it, we’ll do it, and if we don’t, hum a few bars and we’ll try it anyway!” The music is a blend of the blues with classic rock and country, and even a little funk and soul to help it all gel.



 JOHN MILSTEAD

JOHN MILSTEAD - John grew up in Amory and graduated from Amory High School. He went to Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis in 2001 and then moved to Tupelo to work for NMMC Cancer Center as a Radiation Therapist.  After playing piano bars for several years in college, John wrote and produced his first project, "Sides of The Soul" in 2009.  He toured for a year with Sister Hazel, opened solo for artists such as BB King and Maroon 5, and sang on NBC's Today Show.  John moved to Nashville and signed his first publishing deal as a staff writer for Reba Mcentire's company Starstruck in 2014.  Starstruck is the current management for artists Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson as well.  He performs at Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on a regular basis.  He wrote and produced 2 songs on the new Tiffany Record, "A Million Miles", that will release in Europe in April 2016. John is currently producing and writing a new project that will release in 2016.

JAMES ROSS - James Ross is a 21 year old Singer-Songwriter who grew up in Pittsburgh, London, and Seattle. Growing up in multiple places allowed for James to immerse himself in music from many different cultures and walks of life. He now shares his time between Seattle and Nashville allowing him to experience and thrive in two cities music scenes. His alternative pop/rock style creates an upbeat and smooth sound sure to impress. James' 4 song debut EP “Clouds” is set to release April, 2016.

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BLUES COUNSEL started in 1987 as the unnamed Jam Band for the Kingdom Bound Christian Music Festival outside of Buffalo, NY. Some members have played together since the mid-seventies and even the newest members of BC have been with the band for nearly 20 years. Each member has a rich musical history with Blues Counsel as their touch point, playing together as often as they can. Like close friends whose conversation always picks up where it left off, no matter how much time has past, Blues Counsel's eclectic blend of Blues, Rock & a touch of Latin continues to deliver therapy for your soul through their recordings and live performances. Blues Counsel’s Muscle Shoals Sessions is their newest project preceded by Let The Healing Begin and Live at The Ramp. Their 4th CD will be released Summer 2016.  

Blues Counsel are: Rick Cua, Bass & Vocals, Tony Hooper, Guitar, Vocals & Keys, Tom Lane, Guitar & Vocals, Will McFarlane, Guitar & Vocals, Tony Morra, Drums, Emedin Rivera, Percussion.





SUNYA TERRY
  SONYA TERRY -  
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
  THE GENTS 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

AMORY'S LARGEST CAKEWALK - Hundreds of cakes, pies, cookies and other sweet treats will be awarded on Thursday, April 7.  The Cake Walk will take place at the south end of Frisco Park, near the Gazebo Stage. The walk will be held two times - the first from 12-noon until 1:00 p.m. and the second immediately following opening ceremonies, at about 5:30 p.m. During the second walk we hope to set a record for AMORY'S LARGEST CAKE WALK! Tickets are $1.00 per walk and all proceeds benefit the United Way of Greater Monroe County.

   
   

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  2ND STAGE 
   

North Main Street at Third Avenue
   
FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH
12:00n-12:45 p.m. BRUH STOCKTON &
THE SUPERNATURAL
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. TBA
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. SHUTDOWN TACTIC
2:00-2:45 p.m. VICIOUS CYCLE
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. GREEN RIVER KILLERS
4:15 - 5:00 P.M. KAZHA
5:15 - 6:00 P.M. 5 STORIES
   
   

KILLJAY





Saturday, April 8
7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
KILLJAY -

Whether it’s up on the "big stage" with national acts such as The Misfts, Drowning Pool, Saliva and Staind, or at a home town show in front of their local fans, Killjay promises to deliver a live show that you will never forget.

Crowd participation is a must! The band grew up listening to other rock bands and going to rock shows. They know first hand that you don’t need to go to a rock show without having a good time. Knowing that, Killjay makes sure that everyone at their shows has the time of their lives!

With over ten years of experience playing live shows, the band feels at home on any stage. Killjay has played on every kind of stage from flat bed trailers at barn parties to the main stage at festivals in front of 5,000 plus screaming fans.

   
   

HELL'S HEATHENS


Saturday, April 8th
8:15 - 9:00 p.m.

HELL'S HEATHENS -
Straight out of the pits, these wild misfits come at you swinging with heavy beats and unworldly lyrics that will leave your head spinning like the exorcist. With a metal sound all their own and a style like no other, you'll be joining them on a trip to hell in a hand basket and loving the ride the whole way down. These guys are no strangers to heavy experimental grooving riffs that manages to show up in their music. As they take stage, all hell breaks loose!

   
   

SEEKING SEVEN



Friday, April 8th
9:15 - 10:00 p.m.



SEEKING SEVEN -
Chaos Before the Fall,’ the first Seeking 7 album released since 2012 is sort of a trip through time. In the four years since the group last recorded its own new music, attracting crowds to live shows has become more of a challenge in independent music scenes and selling hard copies of albums has become a bigger challenge. 
The digital age hasn’t been the kindest for up-and-coming bands in the past few years, prompting the inspiration for the opening track of ‘Chaos Before the Fall,’ ‘We Are the Remedy.’ 
The song starts out strong and noisy with its lows leading into pauses before quickly picking back up. The P.O.D.-ish ditty pushes the message for music fans to rally behind local music scenes, touting that it’s not dead yet. 
It follows up strong with guest vocals from fellow North Mississippi rocker, Brittany Coker, on ‘The Voice of No One’ before falling back a notch on ‘For Keeps.’ 
Overall, ‘Chaos Before the Fall’ is representative of what Seeking 7 has in its bag of tricks with the occasional piano melodies and interspersed studio effects. For longtime listeners of the band, the album’s eight tracks have proven it’s works for the band to step out of its norm sound if not for a breakdown of a song, for an entire song. 
Given it’s a homemade effort, the album’s raw exterior still cooks up the ingredients of a trip to a professional studio. Oops, was that part supposed to be a secret? 
All in all, if you’re a fan of a time when 90s grunge was blending into a resurgence of 80s-inspired hard rock in the early 2000s, this album meets the genres in the middle to keep that dream alive. 
   
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. DAVID LONG
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. GAGE
6:45 - 7:05 p.m. MARK CLINGAN & JERM FARRAR
7:15 - 8:00 p.m. ROBBIE ROSS
8:15 - 9:00 p.m. MICHAELA JEAN
COMPTON
9:15 - 10:00 P.M. BRITTANY COKER