The 2013 Central Carolina Fair will include three concerts at White Oak Amphitheatre featuring Yacht Rock Revue (Sept. 13, 7 p.m.), Parmalee with special guest Emily Minor Band (Sept. 14, 7 p.m.) and Eric Paslay with special guest Honeysuckle Ridge (Sept. 21, 7 p.m.).
Parmalee with special guest Emily Minor Band (Saturday, Sept. 14) Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and lifelong best friend Josh McSwain (guitar), Parmalee has been riding the wave of country music with their catchy riffs and good-time attitude. The band's current single, “Carolina,” is cresting the Top 30 of mainstream country radio. Parmalee was handpicked by Southwest Airlines as the first act to perform on its "Travelin’ Taylor Tour Series" [sponsored by Taylor Guitars], where they performed at 35,000 feet for passengers on a direct flight from Nashville to Houston.
North Carolina native, Emily Minor, is the fresh new face of country music. Having first grabbed the attention of many as a top 50 finalist of Fox’s hit series, American Idol, Emily made the move to Nashville and began writing and recording her self-titled EP.