NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cole Swindell, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Josh Turner, Blues Traveler, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more A-list artists will be bringing their immense talent to The Amp at Dant Crossing's 2022 concert series. See below for the full list of performances and to purchase tickets, click HERE. “It has been a thrill to be a part of Wally Dant realizing his dream for central Kentucky with The Amp at Dant Crossing. Not only has he provided high-quality national acts to a beautiful location, but he has also provided jobs and opportunities to area residents and artists," said Talent Buyer and Consultant Mike Kraski. Lauded as a "bourbon 'Field of Dreams'"(Lexington Herald Leader), The Amp at Dant Crossing is ramping up to be one of Kentucky's premier music and event venues. Located in the scenic enclave of Gethsemane, just south of Lexington and Louisville, the 2,000-seat amphitheater kicked off its grand opening in Summer 2021 with a sold-out show by Little Big Town. Additional performances from chart-topping acts included Better Than Ezra, Phil Vassar, Mark Wills and more. The Amp is a part of Dant Crossing, which is a 350-acre campus featuring the Log Still Distillery offering a unique Kentucky bourbon experience. It also includes three bed-and-breakfasts, a 20,000-square-foot wedding and event venue opening this spring and more amenities opening throughout 2022. THE AMP AT DANT CROSSING 2022 LINEUP May 6 Cole Swindell May 13 Sara Evans May 20 Blues Traveler 35th Anniversary Tour May 27 The Marshall Tucker Band May 29 Lee Brice June 3 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts June 17 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers July 22 Mary Chapin Carpenter Aug. 26 Justin Moore Sept. 9 Tracy Lawrence Oct. 7 Josh Turner To stay up-to-date on upcoming concerts and events, follow The Amp on Facebook and Instagram and visit dantcrossing.com/amp to purchase tickets. About The Amp: The Amp is a 2,000-seat outdoor amphitheater located on the campus of Dant Crossing in Gethsemane, KY just outside of New Haven in southern Nelson County. With beautiful views of rolling hills all around The Amp, Kentucky’s bourbon country never sounded better. About Dant Crossing: Dant Crossing is a one-of-a-kind destination to make lasting memories with family and friends. The pastoral campus is anchored by Log Still Distillery, where you can enjoy our truly outstanding Monkʼs Road spirits. Enjoy world-class entertainment at our outdoor amphitheater, The Amp, stay overnight at one of our unique lodging options, host an unforgettable experience at our 20,000-square-foot wedding and events venue, and enjoy acres of wooded walking trails and a 12-acre fishing lake. More attractions will open soon at Dant Crossing, including a fully functional private train depot and farm-to-table restaurant. About Cole Swindell: Cole Swindell, a Grammy-nominated multi-Platinum superstar, released his current single “Never Say Never,” a duet with his friend and BBR Music Group’s rising star Lainey Wilson. “Never Say Never,” currently one of the fastest-rising single of his career, is the follow-up to his 10th career No. 1 single “Single Saturday Night,” which has logged over 245 million streams globally. In the seven years since his debut on Warner Music Nashville, Swindell has racked up an impressive 10 No. 1 singles, 11 No. 1 singles as a songwriter and a one 1 billion+ audience reaching single (“You Should Be Here”), nine certified Platinum singles (two singles at 2x Platinum); a Platinum-certified debut album (Cole Swindell) and a Gold-certified sophomore album (You Should Be Here). His massive No. 1 hit “Break Up In The End” was named the NSAI Song of the Year (2019). The Georgia hitmaker has nearly 4.5 BILLION global career streams as well as numerous songwriting honors including being named the NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year (2016) and Music Row’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year during his debut (2015).
Swindell has played on some of the biggest stages in the world including making history being the first-ever live radio and TV broadcast from the 57th floor terrace of 4 World Trade Center, overlooking the Freedom Tower where he performed his hit “You Should Be Here.” He has played high-profile national television performances on NBC’s Citi Concert Series on TODAY, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC’s CMA Fest specials, CMA and ACM Awards, MLB Network, NASCAR and Sports Illustrated among others.
The Georgia native has toured with some of the biggest superstars in country music including Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and officially became a headliner on his own in 2018 with his Reason To Drink Tours and in 2020 his headlining Down To Earth Tour which had to pause amidst COVID-19. He is back on the road in 2022 headlining his Down To The Bar Tour. About Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Joan Jett grew up during a time when rock ‘n’ roll was off limits to girls and women, but as a teenager, she promptly blew the door to the boys’ club right off its hinges. After forming her band the Blackhearts in 1979, with whom Jett has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." With a career that has spanned music, film, television, Broadway, and humanitarianism, Joan Jett remains a potent force and inspiration to generations of fans worldwide. As a producer, she has overseen seminal albums by Bikini Kill, and the Germs' LA punk masterpiece ‘GI.’ Jett and Kenny Laguna (her longtime producer and music partner) co-founded Blackheart Records from the trunk of Kenny’s Cadillac after rejections from no less than 23 labels. 40 years later, Blackheart is a thriving entertainment company producing music, film and television, and continues to champion emerging bands. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts continue touring the globe with headlining shows alongside fellow rock legends like The Who, Green Day, Heart, and Foo Fighters. After two COVID-19 postponements, the group will return to the road in summer 2022 for The Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Poison. 'Bad Reputation,' a documentary about Jett's life, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and is now available for streaming. About Josh Turner: With his deep bass voice, Turner has sold more than six million records, reached 3.2 billion global streams, and has become an unforgettable hitmaker on country radio. With timeless songs like “Long Black Train” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” Turner’s five No. 1 singles include “Your Man,” of which the official music video recently surpassed 100 million views. This came on the heels of the release of Your Man Deluxe Edition, celebrating 15 years of Turner’s iconic double Platinum-selling album, as well as the release of the mini documentary “Josh Turner Your Man 15th Anniversary.” Turner’s latest album, King Size Manger, was released last fall and is Turner’s first-ever Christmas album. About Blues Traveler: 35 years ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler—John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, Brendan Hill, and the late Bobby Sheehan—gathered in their drummer’s parent’s basement in Princeton, NJ to jam. From these high school sessions emerged a band that would go on to release 14 studio albums and counting, four of which have gone gold, three platinum, and one six-times platinum- selling more than 10 million combined units worldwide. Over an illustrious career Blues Traveler has played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals." Their movie credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Kingpin, Wildflowers and others. A television favorite, they have been featured on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, VH1's Behind the Music and they have the record for the most appearances of any artist on The Late Show with David Letterman. Blues Traveler’s latest effort, 2021’s Traveler’s Blues, is nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Traditional Blues Album,” bringing their 35-year journey full circle. About Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers: Bruce Hornsby's work displays a creative iconoclasm that's been a constant in the artist's two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when "The Way It Is" -- the title track of his 1986 debut album -- became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Justin Vernon, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson. Hornsby's performance will offer a glimpse of a restless spirit who continues to push forward into exciting new musical terrain. About Mary Chapin Carpenter: With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded two albums - “The Dirt And The Stars,” released in August 2020, and “One Night Lonely,” recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 shut down, and nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022. Of the new album “The Dirt And The Stars,” produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) and recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath in southwest England, Carpenter quotes the writer Margaret Renkl, “ ‘We are all in the process of becoming.’ That doesn’t stop at a certain age. To be always a student of art and music and life, as she says, that, to me, is what makes life worth living. The songs are very personal and they’re difficult in some ways, and definitely come from places of pain and self-illumination, but also places of joy, discovery and the rewards of self- knowledge. They arrived from looking outward as much as inward, speaking to life changes, growing older, politics, compassion, #metoo, heartbreak, empathy, the power of memory, time and place. There are many themes, but they all come back to that initial truth that we are all constantly ‘becoming’ through art and expression.”