McKINNEY, Texas (July 12, 2016) – This summer, the unique Courtroom Theater of the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will rock with three hot concerts. The series is comprised of must-see concerts by McKinney's own Madi Davis, Sawyer Fredericks, Season 8 winner of 'The Voice', and legendary Americana artist and Texas songwriter, Radney Foster.
Madi Davis, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29
McKinney singer-songwriter Madi Davis ended her run on NBC’s 'The Voice' as a Top 6 semi-finalist. She shared her heart and artistry singing arrangements of classics like 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun,' and 'A Case of You' by Joni Mitchell. Fresh off of her recent endeavors on 'The Voice,' Davis went to work on an original, full length album. Her new release 'Above the Waves' contains songs that reflect her experiences on and off the show. She capitalizes on emotions and truth with her songwriting, and the release captures everything we have come to love from Davis as a singer-songwriter.
Sawyer Fredericks, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18
Sawyer Fredericks’ stark honesty and soulful delivery turned him into a national phenomenon during the eighth season of 'The Voice.' As part of “Team Pharrell,” he emerged as the youngest victor in the show’s history at just 16 years old. Moreover, he made ‘The Voice’ history, becoming the first artist to land 14 songs in the iTunes Overall Top 200 Songs Chart in one week. All in all, his digital sales exceeded 1 million cumulative singles, making him one of the show’s most successful artists ever.
Radney Foster, 8 p.m. Aug. 23
The position that Texas singer-songwriter Radney Foster enjoys in the country music landscape is remarkable. Mainstream country music and independent Americana tend to occupy separate orbits. Yet for 30 years, Foster has thrived in both as a songwriter, recording artist, live performer and producer. Throughout his career, Foster has continuously stretched the boundaries. As his voice has deepened and grown richer, so has his focus. These are the songs of a full-grown man, who long ago left fear by the side of the road.
General admission tickets for individual shows are available for purchase online at www.mckinneyperformingartscenter.org, at MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee St. or by calling MPAC’s Emerson Ticket Office at 214-544-4630. The Downtown Music Series at MPAC is supported by the McKinney Community Development Corporation and Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies.