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Clarion Spring performance series to feature Diamond Rio, Roots & Boots

Clarion Spring performance series to feature Diamond Rio, Roots & Boots

Wed Feb 24, 2021

Live music is returning to The Clarion at Brazosport College.

The Clarion is pleased to announce the dates for its Spring 2021 Performance Season, which will feature a few of country music’s most well-known artists.

The Spring season will consist of two shows, including Diamond Rio on March 26 and Roots & Boots — featuring Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Pam Tillis — on May 14. Diamond Rio will be sponsored by BASF Corporation, while Roots & Boots will be sponsored by STP Nuclear Operating Company. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.  

Diamond Rio has sold more than 10 million albums, including three certified platinum and five certified gold albums, and has charted five multi-week No. 1 singles and 22 Top 10 singles. The band has also earned a Grammy Award, a Dove Award and six Vocal Group of the Year wins (CMA and ACM).

The Roots & Boots tour highlights three of country music’s top hit-makers. Tippin, Tillis and Kershaw have combined for 36 studio albums and an abundance of chart-topping hits. For Tippin and Tillis, this will be a return trip to the Clarion, as Tippin performed on the Clarion stage in 2013, while Tillis appeared as a member of the Chicks with Hits Tour in 2019.

Both shows will be limited-seating events, and social distancing and face masks/coverings will be required. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (979) 230-3156 or visit clarion.brazosport.edu.

The following is a closer look at both shows:

 Diamond Rio

Sponsored by BASF Corporation
March 26
7:30 p.m.
$50 Adult; $45 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $20 Student/Child

Diamond Rio was signed to Arista Records and, in 1991 with the hit, “Meet In the Middle,” became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single. The band is also known for their hits, “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” “In A Week or Two,” “Love a Little Stronger,” and more. Diamond Rio recently released their 10th studio album, “I Made It,” which features 11 new songs.

 Roots & Boots

Sponsored by STP Nuclear Operating Company
May 14
7:30 p.m.
$65 Adult; $60 Senior/BC Employee/FSA; $20 Student/Child

Sammy Kershaw, Pam Tillis, and Aaron Tippin join forces to present an evening filled with stories and songs as they get back to the roots of their music. The three artists have combined for more than 80 hit singles, including 34 Top 10 hits, with 10 reaching No. 1. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy three of country music’s most recognizable stars all on the same stage.