BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — Ballard’s of Block Island, an iconic Block Island oceanfront resort, is THE Premier Beach Party Destination and Home of the #UltimateSummerParty and Block Island Country Fest!

For the fourth consecutive year, the Block Island Country Fest will take place at Ballard’s on July 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. World famous BIG & RICH will headline a day of incredible country music, dancing, food, fun and cocktails on Ballard’s Private Beach! So put on your bikini and cowboy boots and head to Ballard’s for the summer’s BEST Country Fest!

When announcing the lineup, Steven Filippi, Ballard’s Owner and Block Island Tourism Council President, remarks, “2019 Block Island Country Fest at Ballard’s is a once in a lifetime event. No one party’s better than Big & Rich, and Ballard’s is New England’s ultimate summer party and premier beach destination.”

A band, a brand, a bond and a brotherhood: Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich – BIG & RICH – have blazed an indelible mark on modern country music, not simply by breaking the rules, but by setting them on fire. Big & Rich have captivated a multi-generational community of listeners with their sterling songcraft and recorded performances. Now a decade and a half into a storied career they tour the country for over 100+ dates annually, presenting electrifying concert spectacles of ceaseless energy and outrageous personality. 2019 will see the band hitting the road for the Big & Rich’s “Peace, Love & Happy Hour Tour,” with a stop on Block Island to headline the 4th Annual Block Island Country Fest at Ballard’s.

Big & Rich inked with Warner Bros Records. From their 2004 debut, the triple platinum Horse of a Different Color and their hit “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy,” the duo evolved into one of country music’s most auspicious partnerships. The song “Rollin’ (The Ballad of Big & Rich). Laid down the law with prophetic lines, “Country boys don’t rock and roll/Yeah the record man told me so.” Clearly, this record man was wrong. Garnering multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations, subsequent best-selling collections include Comin’ to Your City, Between Raising Hell and Amazing Grace, Hillbilly Jedi, Gravity – which delivered three consecutive Top 10 hits – and their most recent collection, Did It For The Party, that debuted at Number One on the sales charts.

Over the past 12 years, their signature “Comin’ To Your City,” has fired up football fans as the theme song for ESPN College GameDay and is sure to fire up the crowd at Ballard’s on Block Island this summer while headlining the Block Island Country Fest at Ballard’s! Says Big Kenny, “I want to be a fun and entertaining positive voice and entity in my community, in my country, and in my world. I hope people know that those are the things that are important to me. And when the leave a Big & Rich concert, they should feel like they’ve just witnessed the greatest show on earth.

Big & Rich & Block Island Country Fest at Ballard’s will be the BEST Country Fest of the summer so get your bikini and cowboy boots ready!

Ballard’s offers VIP cabanas (reserve yours now – limited availability and they will sell out), beach chairs, beach loungers and beach umbrellas to rent for your convenience. Our tiki bars will be open and food & cocktails served right to your beach chair by our incredible staff of professional servers!

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