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Greeley Stampede lineup to feature mix of young country stars and classic rock

Dan England | For The Greeley Tribune

This year's Greeley Stampede lineup features three young country stars and at least one rocker whose heyday came while the three were either in diapers or just a sparkle in their fathers' eyes.

The lineup, announced Friday, fits together a lot more than you might think, said John DeWitt, whose job as the Stampede's night show chairman is to book the acts.

"So much of the newer country has a rock feel to it, like a classic rock feel," DeWitt said. "So there's a definite crossover to it."

That's what excites DeWitt about this year's slate, which features young stars Chris Young, Chris Janson and Thomas Rhett as well as Vince Neil, the lead singer of the hair metal hall of famers Motley Crue. Special guest, Warrant, will open for Neil.

Here's a list of acts and the night they will perform for this year's Greeley Stampede. Tickets for the concert series package, individual acts and all other events, including the rodeo series, demolition derby and the PRCA Xtreme Bulls, go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

• Friday, June 24 — Chris Young — His latest album, "I'm Comin' Over," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart in 2015, and he has several number-one singles, including the album's title track and "The Man I Want To Be."

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• Saturday, June 25 — Vince Neil, the voice of Motley Crue, will perform many of the band's hits, including "Kickstart My Heart," "Home Sweet Home" and "Girls, Girls, Girls" in addition to his own music. Warrant, known for hard-rock hits "Down Boys" and "Heaven," will open.

• Sunday, June 26 — A special event should be announced soon.

• Friday, July 1 — Rising star Thomas Rhett, with five No. 1 songs, including "Die A Happy Man."

• Saturday, July 2 — The act will be announced, though the hope is to book it with a classic rock act.

• Sunday, July 3 — Headliner Chris Janson, whose debut album, "Buy Me A Boat," plays into his fun, energetic stage show.

• Monday, July 4 — The Independence Day Parade in the morning and the demolition derby starts at 4 p.m.

To purchase tickets Wednesday, go to http://www.greeleystampede.org, go to the Stampede Ticket Office, 600 N. 14th Ave., Greeley, call (970) 356-7787 or (866) 464-2626 or go to any King Soopers grocery store.

For more, check back on http://www.greeleytribune.com or go to Saturday's paper.

Stampede Lineup

Here’s a list of acts and the night they will perform for this year’s Greeley Stampede. Tickets for the concert series package, individual acts and all other events, including the rodeo series, demolition derby and the PRCA Xtreme Bulls, go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

• Friday, June 24 — Chris Young — His latest album, “I’m Comin’ Over,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart in 2015, and he has several number-one singles, including the album’s title track and “The Man I Want To Be.”

• Saturday, June 25 — Vince Neil, the voice of Motley Crue, will perform many of the band’s hits, including “Kickstart My Heart,” “Home Sweet Home” and “Girls, Girls, Girls” in addition to his own music. Warrant, known for hard-rock hits “Down Boys” and “Heaven,” will open.

• Sunday, June 26 — A special event should be announced soon.

• Friday, July 1 — Rising star Thomas Rhett, with five number-one songs, including “Die A Happy Man.”

• Saturday, July 2 — The act will be announced, though the hope is to book it with a classic rock act.

• Sunday, July 3 — Headliner Chris Janson, whose debut album, “Buy Me A Boat,” plays into his fun, energetic stage show.

• Monday, July 4 — The Independence Day Parade in the morning and the demolition derby starts at 4 p.m.

To purchase tickets Wednesday, go to http://www.greeleystampede.org, go to the Stampede Ticket Office, 600 N. 14th Ave., Greeley, call (970) 356-7787 or (866) 464-2626 or go to any King Soopers grocery store.