Cox Community Concert presents Joe Nichols
Arkansas country music fans are in for a big treat as Fort Smith welcomes artist Joe Nichols as the headlining act for the 7th Annual Fort Smith Cox Community Concert. A native of Rogers, Arkansas, Nichols has been making great music since 1996 and boasts fourteen Top 40 singles and six number-one singles—with the most recent being 2014 hit “Yeah”. Opening for Nichols will be Barrett Baber of Fayetteville, Arkansas, winner of the 2014 CBS Grammy Gig of a Lifetime and the Song of Arkansas Contest.
The Cox Community Concert presents Joe Nichols is scheduled for Thursday, April 2 at downtown Fort Smith River Park. Starting March 16, tickets will be available while they last at Cox Solutions Stores in Fort Smith, Rogers, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Siloam Springs and Harrison. New this year, Cox is requesting a minimum donation of two shelf stable food items in exchange for each ticket. All food collected will be distributed to food banks supporting the communities where the Cox Solutions Stores are located. Tickets will be required for entry to the concert and are limited to four at the time of request.
The Cox Community Concert presents Joe Nichols is a result of a seven-year partnership between Cox and the City of Fort Smith. Cox’s commitment to underwriting the April 2 event seeks to bring locals and out-of-towners into the downtown Fort Smith area, showcasing the beautiful River Park with the presentation of outstanding live music in a way that offers everyone a chance to participate without concert ticket prices being a limiting factor.
Cox is pleased to again connect the evening of entertainment to direct financial support of two important local charities—the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs and Mercy Foundation of Fort Smith. The non-profit partners will split proceeds from the sale of all food and beverages inside the concert venue, staffed by dozens of dedicated volunteers. 100% of the money raised will stay in the Fort Smith area to directly support local programs and needs.
• 6 p.m. Gates open
• 6:45 p.m. Barrett Baber
• 8:15 p.m. Joe Nichols
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the performance, as the event is general admission and no seating will be provided. No food or drinks from outside the gate will be allowed on the premises. Food and beverages will be available at the venue for purchase, with the proceeds coming directly back to the community through local charitable initiatives. Concert-goers are also encouraged to patronize downtown Fort Smith businesses before or after the concert.