Sherman’s Hot Summer Nights free concert series will transport attendees back to the ’80s and ’90s this year with performances from A Flock of Seagulls, Joe Diffie, Soul Asylum and more.
Sherman officials announced the lineup Friday morning for the seven Hot Summer Nights concerts that will begin at 7 p.m. at Lucy Kidd-Key Park on the grounds of the Sherman Municipal Building each Thursday night in June and all but the first week of July. That week, Sherman will hold its annual Lights on the Lake concert and Independence Day celebration on July 3 at Pecan Grove Park. This year’s musical headliner for the Lights on the Lake event is expected to be announced later this month.
The concert series gets underway June 6 with a performance from English synth-pop band A Flock of Seagulls, who are best known for the classic single “I Ran (So Far Away)” and their distinctive ’80s haircuts.
Singer-songwriter Chris Knight will then bring his distinct brand of country-rock to Sherman on June 13. Knight has release eight albums and written songs recorded by Randy Travis, John Anderson and Confederate Railroad.
With 17 Top 10 Country hits under his belt, Diffie is expected to attract a big crowd to his performance on June 20. Diffie has released 13 studio albums, including the platinum selling “Honky Tonk Attitude” and “Third Rock from the Sun” in the mid ’90s.
Austin-based rock group Band of Heathens will close out June on the 27th. The group formed in 2005 and played Denison’s Music on Main concert series in 2016.
After the action shifts to Pecan Grove Park during the first week of July, the concert series will return to Lucy Kidd-Key Park on July 11 with Journey tribute band Escape. That group has brought them music of Journey to audiences all over the Metroplex since 2006.
With four vocalists and a full band, Legacy 4 will bring the sound of Motown and classic R&B to Sherman on July 18 for the penultimate show of the season.
Multi-platinum rock band Soul Asylum will then grace the city stage on July 25 to close out the free concert series. The group rose to fame in the ’90s with the Top 10 single “Runaway Train” and its accompanying music video featuring pictures of missing young people.