Country chart-topping musician Dylan Scott will perform at David Street Station on Sept. 29, the venue announced Tuesday.
Scott will be the highest-profile musician to perform at the downtown Casper plaza, which was completed last month. City officials and downtown leaders intend for the plaza to serve as an anchor for the neighborhood, attracting visitors and new businesses.
Scott’s upcoming performance on the Brian Scott Gamroth Community Stage is free and open to all ages, according to the show’s announcement Tuesday. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, and chairs and blankets will not be allowed because of the anticipated crowd.
Cheyenne band Whiskey’s Alibi will open the concert at 7 p.m., with Scott scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.
“This is a great example of the variety of events that the public can attend for free at David Street Station, thanks to generous sponsors,” the plaza’s operation manager Amy Crawford said in a press release. “We are really fortunate to be able to invite musicians of this caliber to play in Casper.”
Since Scott’s debut single, “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy,” his follow-up release, “Crazy Over Me,” debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Sales Chart, according to his biography at dylanscottcountry.com. A song inspired by his experiences, “My Girl” topped the country music charts at the No. 1 spot. His self-titled debut album rose to No. 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, according to a biography provided by David Street Station. After a Grand Ole Opry Debut, his headlining tour sold out to crowds of more than 3,000.
Hailing from rural, northeastern Louisiana, Scott grew up with dreams of Nashville, while his father toured as a guitarist for country stars including Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart.
Scott accepted a contract from Curb Records and began recording just before turning 19. His band consists of brother Logan on lead guitar and another pair of brothers, Garrett and Darrick Cline.
“We throw a lot of elements into these songs, just like we do in our show,” he explains. “Our show is very diverse: we come out rockin’, then we might do some really old-school country stuff and then some hip-hop or something that’s cool on the radio now. One of the biggest compliments I can think of is when people come up to me after the show and go, ‘Man, I’m not really a country music fan, but that was awesome! I even liked the country/country stuff you did.’”
For more about events a David Street Station, go to davidstreetstation.com.