The City of Derby is excited to announce the music line-up for the 2024 Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest set for June 7 and 8 at High Park. These are free performances for the whole family.
On Friday, June 7, we welcome local favorite, Harrison Steele, to the mainstage at 6 p.m., followed by Jed Harrelson at 8 p.m., coming to us from Nashville with the sounds of soul, rock and R&B.
Wichita native, Harrison Steele, plays music characterized by a mixture of folk, soul, pop, rock, and Americana; drawing influences from various artists such as Jack Johnson, The Lumineers, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Damien Rice, Bob Dylan, Amos Lee, Ray Lamontagne, Jamestown Revival, Rush, NEEDTOBREATHE, ELO and more.
Steele works as a full-time musician playing private events and shows in Kansas and surrounding states, and recording songs independently. He has been writing music for over a decade and has played over 1,000 gigs in the past five years. Steele released his second album, Love Over Fear, on Sept. 2, 2021, followed by an acoustic version on Aug. 7, 2023.
Harrelson, a Texarkana, Arkansas native, moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he cut his teeth in the Northwest Arkansas music scene. He has lived in Nashville since January 2020 and is independently touring the country with his band in a gold van called The Loaf.
Harrelson has independently released 10 songs in the last two years and is working on a debut project. All of his music is recorded in house with his brother, Hank, as the audio engineer.
On Saturday, June 8, we welcome back 80s Rock Tribute band, PARAMOUNT, to the mainstage from 8 to 10 p.m. to deliver their high-energy show with concert-style performances. PARAMOUNT is fun for the whole family. With Eddie Light on lead vocals, the band plays sing-with-us 80s anthems from Journey, REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, and more.
"We are thrilled to welcome Harrison Steele, Jed Harrelson, and PARAMOUNT to Derby to entertain us at the BBQ & Music Fest,” said Janae’ Springer, City of Derby BBQ & Music Fest Event Coordinator. “Their talent and passion for music align perfectly with our event audience. We are confident you will enjoy music all weekend."
Fans are invited to join the excitement by following the performers on their official website and social media channels.
Learn more about the Smoke on the Plains BBQ & Music Fest at www.DerbyBBQ.com or www.facebook.com/DerbyBBQandMusicFest.