There likely won’t be any lonely numbers during Sherman’s Lights on the Lake concert on July 3 this year as the city has secured classic rock band Three Dog Night to perform.

(Editor's note: The article has been updated with a statement from Three Dog Night.)

There likely won’t be any lonely numbers during Sherman’s Lights on the Lake concert on July 3 this year as the city has secured classic rock band Three Dog Night to perform.

“I am very excited that we were able to book Three Dog Night for Lights on the Lake,” Sherman Mayor David Plyler said via email. “Over the years, Three Dog Night has had numerous hits and music that has a very broad appeal across demographics, and I really believe that their great music will lend a celebratory and family feel to the event. After all, who cannot finish the sentence: ‘Jeremiah was a …?’”

In addition to the song “Joy to the World,” which begins with the lyrics “Jeremiah was a bullfrog” and went to No. 1 for the band in 1971, Three Dog Night is also known for hits such as “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” “One,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Black and White.”

“There are 21 Top-40 hits and we only play our hits in concert,” band founder and lead singer Danny Hutton said in a prepared statement sent by the band’s management. “And even then there is not enough time to do them all.”

The Lights on the Lake announcement follows the unveiling of the city’s Hot Summer Nights lineup earlier this month, with hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult leading a diverse lineup that includes country acts like Kevin Fowler and Wade Bowen, Beatles tribute act Hard Night’s Day and the 14-piece King David Band.

The two month Hot Summer Nights free concert series will take place every Thursday in June and July, except for the first week of July, as Sherman is moving that week’s show to July 3 for the Lights on the Lake celebration for Independence Day.

“We are just thrilled about this year’s musical lineup across the board and hope that everyone in the City of Sherman will come out to hear these talented bands,” Plyler said. “Where else can you see Blue Öyster Cult, Three Dog Night and other great bands up close and free of charge? It’s going to be fun and we are really excited about the concert series.”

The series will start June 1 with folk/pop and family music duo Trout Fishing in America. Country artist Rick Trevino will then play June 8, followed by the King David Band — featuring male and female vocalists and an electric horn section playing a variety of music from all genres and decades — on June 15. King David Band also played Hot Summer Nights last year.

Popular Texas country artist Kevin Fowler will then perform on June 22 and Beatles tribute act Hard Night’s Day, from Dallas, will close out the month on June 29.

Following the change of venue to the stage at Pecan Grove Park for Three Dog Night’s performance at Lights on the Lake on July 3, Hot Summer Nights will return to Lucy Kidd-Key Park on July 13 with renowned Texas country artist Wade Bowen, followed by Blue Öyster Cult on July 20. Finally blues artist Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones will close out the series on July 27.