October 7, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Sister Hazel

Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status.

In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart.

The band landed on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart again in 2018 and 2019 with Volumes I, II, III, and IV of a clever EP compilation series titled “Elements.”   In February 2018, “Water,” landed on the Billboard Country Albums chart at #9 and at #2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart along with making their debut on the most revered stage in country music, the Grand Ole Opry. In September of 2018, “Wind” landed at #1 on iTunes country page and #11 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. In February 2019, Vol. III “Fire” landed at #5 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and #46 Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. The collectible compilation series ended with “Earth” which again landed at on the charts at #15 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album chart.

Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement and was a pioneer in themed cruise experiences by co-founding “The Rock Boat,” a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. They have since made their Grand Ole Opry debut and shared the stages with country music superstars at The CMA Festival, Tortuga Music Festival, among others. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block and the Band, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.

Opening Act: Sam Gyllenhaal Band

The Sam Gyllenhaal Band has found the sweet spot. That place where rich three-part harmony and thoughtful, catchy songwriting come together – but it wasn’t easy to find.  Sam has been writing, woodshedding, recording, and gigging over a span of 10 years that has included living in 3 cities, 5 or 6 day jobs, and hundreds of song demos.

Music has always been a big part of Sam’s life, but he didn’t discover that he wanted to pursue music professionally until writing his first song in college. Since that very first song, Sam has had a one-track mind; to make music he loves with the people he loves.

Joined by his frequent co-writer Alaina Stacey and long-time friend and bandmate Alex Schreiner, the Sam Gyllenhaal Band officially came together in 2017.  Alaina brings a beautifully pure tone and an out-of-this-world knack for blending. Alex, who has known Sam since their college a cappella days, has a voice that complements and magnifies Sam’s smooth tenor – he’s also been known to play the shaker like it owes him money.

The band came out with their first full-length album entitled “A Little More Freedom” in December of 2018, co-produced with industry veteran Denny Martin. The first track, “Anything, Everything” was featured on the Silverado Records Country Music Discovery Series, receiving 30k streams on Spotify alone.   In November of 2020, the band came out with an EP called “Don’t Look Down”.  The title track won an honorable mention in American Songwriters’ 2021 Song Contest. Starting in March of 2022 they’ve released a single and video every month with no plans of stopping.

Their pop, rock, and country influences inspire their songs’ cascading melodies, driving grooves and vivid lyrics. The band likes to sing about life and love in motion – sometimes soaring, sometimes stumbling, but always moving forward.


Sister Hazel


Opening Act: Sam Gyllenhaal Band