October 13, 2017 was the MumFest’s Kick-off concert right here in Eastern North Carolina! Presented by Swiss Bear, Inc. on the South Lawn of Tryon Palace, The Kick-off Concert featured headliner Brett Young, season four winner of the Voice Danielle Bradbery, and New Bern favorite Bryan Mayer!
Check out the concert now!
About Brett Young:
With piercing blue eyes and standing tall at 6’ 6” it’s impossible to miss Brett Young. The former college pitcher and avid songwriter uses his competitive edge to create music that critics, radio, and fans cannot stop raving about. “A solid winner” (Music Row), Brett has spent many late nights in the recording studio strumming chords and perfecting lyrics that encompass his “Caliville” sound – the world between Brett’s SoCal roots and Music City coming-of-age. This can be heard on his self-titled album from BMLG Records available for pre-order on January 13, 2017, and everywhere on February 10, 2017. Produced by Dann Huff, Brett is credited on 11 of the 12 tracks establishing himself as an accomplished songwriter.
His BMLG Records introduction follows a string of previously released recordings that gathered a cult following and placement on television shows like Chrisley Knows Best (USA), Real World (MTV) and Kourtney and Kim Take New York (E!). Many have taken notice with Rolling Stone naming him as one of their “Artists You Need to Know,” as well as Country Music Rocks’ “Ten New Artists to Watch in 2017,” Nashville Gab’s “Artists to Gab About in 2017,” Whiskey Riff’s “Artists to Break Out in 2017,” Huffington Post’s “Top 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2017,” Sounds Like Nashville’s “14 New Country Artists to Watch in 2017” and Music Row’s “2017 Next Big Thing Artists.”
About Danielle Bradbery:
Twenty-one year old, multi-faceted artist Danielle Bradbery steps out and into her own with new leading track, “Sway” from her forthcoming project, due later this year. “Sway” marks a new sound for Bradbery that infuses her pop, R&B, soul and country influences and is penned herself with co-writers Johan Fransson and Emily Weisband. This will be the first project where Bradbery has gotten to play a role in writing her songs, allowing her to find her own voice and share her own story. In addition to releasing “Sway,” Bradbery is nominated for Performance of the Year at the 2017 CMT Music Awards for her performance of “Close” with Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas on CMT Crossroads.
The Texas-native got her start as the winner of Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice, where she found success with her singles “The Heart of Dixie” and “Young in America” off her self-titled album on Big Machine Records. She appeared on Thomas Rhett’s “Playing With Fire” off his album Tangled Up (Deluxe) and has made appearances on Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier Tour as well as touring with well-known country superstar Brad Paisley on his Beat This Winter Tour, Thomas Rhett & Brett Eldredge on CMT’s Suits and Boots Tour, Scotty McCreery on his See You Tonight Tour and Hunter Hayes on his We’re Not Invisible Tour.
About Bryan Mayer:
With his towering height and powerful voice, Bryan Mayer is making a BIG impact on the country music scene. From right here in Eastern North Carolina, Mayer is a singer/songwriter whose live acoustical performances are extremely popular in the North Carolina and South Carolina music scene. He performs his own original music as well as a wide range of covers. Bryan’s “This is Me”, was a Top 100 on Nashville’s prestigious Music Row Charts. He has shared the stage with such nationally known acts as Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchett, and Blackfoot.
- No food, drinks, or coolers are permitted.
- There will be food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase once inside.
- No pets are permitted as this is a State Historical Site.
- No weapons are permitted as this is a State Historical Site.
- The Concert is a smoke-free zone.
- Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket. Children over the age of 3 require a ticket. While children are welcome, there will be a large crowd and therefore safety concerns may exist.
- For the safety of everyone there is a bag search at the gate.
- The concert is rain or shine.
- Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted.
Thank you to our Kick-Off Concert Sponsors