Smiles Charity Concert

Smiles Charity & CrestCars.com

10th Anniversary Concert & Family Festival

Sunday May 28, 2017 
5:00-10:30pm

At Adriatica Village, 6595 Virginia Parkway in McKinney, TX

Featuring Headliner Andy Grammer, Gyth Rigdon and The Maylee Thomas Band


Andy Grammer in McKinney

Andy Grammer

It is a tale now well told about a street performer on the Santa Monica Promenade who has gone on to reach tens of millions of people worldwide. It was on that California street corner that New York-raised Andy Grammer earned his stripes as a pop star – truly shaping the rare and unique dimensions of the artist he is today. The crowds that gathered to hear him perform on the street are now millions of fans who attend his sold-out tours around the country. The work ethic, fortitude and generous spirit that took shape out there in a public space translated into his first body of work, an album ripe with optimism, encouragement and good vibes. “As difficult as it was some times out there, I wouldn’t change any of it, says Grammer. “It was on that street that I could determine what songs were good. If people stopped and stayed for a while, I knew that song was a keeper.” Signed by S-Curve Records, Grammer released his 2011 self-titled debut album and became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles. Those songs, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me” are both certified Platinum.

For his second album in 2014, Magazines or Novels, Andy Grammer solidified his role in the pop music landscape as a premiere songwriter and hit-maker. During this time, the world came to know and love Andy in many new ways; the songs, still full of ‘good guy’ spirits and hope, became more personal and the hits got even bigger. Andy’s music permeated radio and TV networks for nearly two years straight. He even showed the world a hidden talent as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. As a result, the infectious monogamy anthem “Honey, I’m Good” became a triple platinum smash and one of the ten best-selling songs of the year. It topped the iTunes pop chart and spent thirteen consecutive weeks in the top ten. “Honey, I’m Good” was also #1 on Billboard’s Adult and Dance charts. The euphoric follow up, “Good to be Alive (Hallelujah),” was certified gold.

In 2016, we met a new Andy Grammer. This Andy could safely look back at the last five years and know that his uphill struggle was behind him and blue skies were ahead. His latest single “Fresh Eyes” has become a streaming phenomenon with over 150 million streams. “Fresh Eyes” is also certified gold and is on the Top 10 Adult Pop Radio. Lyrically, “Fresh Eyes” paints a snapshot of those special moments when you realize you’ve fallen even more in love with your significant other. “It can be the littlest things,” says Grammer, “but the world stops for a moment and you’re like ‘oh my God, I love this person so much!”

What does 2017 have in store? Andy is finishing up his writing for his next album.


Gyth Rigdon

Gyth Rigdon

Gyth started singing and playing music at a very early age. By the time he was eight, he was already singing in church, private parties, and talent shows. He also enjoyed sports, playing basketball, baseball, and running track. But music always came first. His passion for music was first and foremost, driving him to work at his craft relentlessly. So, it came as no surprise that shortly after graduating from high school, Gyth took a huge step in his music career. In November of 2012, Gyth left his family and his beloved small Louisiana hometown and headed to Nashville. A young man right out of high school with just his guitar and a dream to make it in the country music business, he wasted no time jumping into the music scene. He began playing shows throughout Tennessee, writing songs with hit writers, and performing as the opening act for country music stars, such as Jake Owen, Gary Allan, Andy Griggs, Jamie O’ Neal, Chris Cagle, Neal McCoy, and Wayne Toups. Gyth has also seen his music featured in a movie, as his song "Where do we go from here" was in the 2013 movie “How To Love A Geek.” Gyth released his debut record titled "Where I Began" in August of 2016, with the title track "Body Language" having over 350,000 downloads/spins, Gyth also released a music video featuring his single “Body Language.”

Gyth continues to press forward in making his music dreams come true. He’s a humble young man, intent on sharing his musical talent with the world. And he’s confident that "when strings and dreams are aligned, magic happens."


Maylee Thomas Band

The Maylee Thomas Band

From her early days as a gospel singer, to her legendary status as a texas diva, maylee transends genre, mixing gospel-based blues with a soul driven rock, touches of pop, with the very faintest caresses of country from time to time... and audiences respond. Maylee is the soul of texas and a must see act.

The band is excited to announce the release of their brand new album "Don't Give Up" and a new Duet Single of "Crazy's What I Need" with Jon Christopher Davis. You can get it at maylee.com on CD online or at our shows, or on ITunes!



Venue

6595 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071 [MAP]

Located in McKinney’s Adriatica, a European development at the corner of Stonebridge Drive and Virginia Parkway behind Dr. Jennifer Buchanan’s ortho- donticof ce. ADMISSIONis$5.00per person at the gate. First 2,500 persons to make a $5.00 donation will receive a concert t-shirt!

The Crest Cars.com Smiles Charity Concert is a rain or shine event. Please bring umbrellas if it rains and support our veterans and vendors. PLEASE BE GENEROUS WITH YOUR DONATIONS! Your donations will build homes for wounded military heroes! CASH, CHECKS, AND CREDIT CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED! $5 per person ADMISSION.

FOOD VENDORS

Conway’s Corn Dogs
DippinDots
NomNom’s
Scallywag’s
Snow Cones

KIDS AREA 5-8PM

Rock Climbing Walls
Bounce Houses
BungeeSwings
Photo Booth
closesat8pm

PARKING

There is no general parking on site except handicapped parking. Satellite parking with free bus service is available at Stonebridge United Methodist Church [MAP] and Crosspoint Church [MAP] (both located on Stone- bridge Drive) and Genesis Church [MAP] located at 5780 Virginia Parkway from 4-11 pm.

SEATING

Seating is first come first serve. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. TENTS, COOLERS, PETS, FIREARMS, AND SMOKING ARE NOT ALLOWED