Clint Black, Rick Springfield to play in Rock Hill this summer

adouglas@heraldonline.comApril 10, 2013 

Country crooner Clint Black and ’80s heartthrob Rick Springfield will be the headliners of the 2013 Summer Concert Series at the Old Town Amphitheater in downtown Rock Hill.

Black, a singer-songwriter who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, will bring his acoustic tour to Rock Hill on Aug. 8. His 1989 debut album, “Killin’ Time,” is listed by Country Music Television as one of the 100 Greatest Albums in Country Music.

Darrell Harwood, a China Grove, N.C. native, will open for Black in Rock Hill.

Springfield, a pop chart-topper in the 1980s and one-time star on the soap opera “General Hospital,” will stop in Rock Hill on June 21 as part of his “Songs for the End of the World” tour.

“Jessie’s Girl” thrust Springfield onto the scene when it hit No. 1 in 1981. He had four other top-ten hits: “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Don’t Talk To Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart” and “Love Somebody.”

The Charlotte-based party band Pushh will open for Springfield.

Last year’s concert series attracted thousands of visitors from 16 states and 53 cities. Organizers say the events are important to shape downtown Rock Hill as a destination for arts, culture and special events.

Rock Hill will also host the cover band Rough Draft during its “Red, White and Boom” festival on July 3.

The free festival will feature a “battle of the bands” and fireworks.

Tickets for the Springfield and Black concerts go on sale Friday and start at $45.

An “upper tier” package including heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and private restrooms is available for $65.

For tickets and information, go to onlyinoldtown.com/concert or call 803-329-7092.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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