- Gate Information
The concert is accessible to the general public by entering Rio Gate only.
HAAF is an active military base and guests/their vehicles/their items may be subject to random search to ensure the safety of our community. Installation access is at the discretion of the Commander based on health & force protection conditions.
4:30pm - Parking lot opens
5:30pm - Entrance opens
6:00pm - SHOWTIME
- Chris Janson
Who is Chris Janson? He’s a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). Breakout country star Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter.
The three-time CMA nominee has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats. He took home the trophy for ACM Video of the Year for his Gold-certified, inspiring hit song “Drunk Girl,” which also earned the Song of the Year title at the 2018 MusicRow Awards and was named one of the “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” by NSAI.
His chart-topping, 3x Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” earned the same NSAI honor, making Janson one in a handful of the industry’s most elite artists to earn the title multiple times, as well as the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year. “Good Vibes,” the flagship single from his 2019 album Real Friends, and follow-up “Done” both topped the country charts, bringing his total of No.1 hits to four – and now the hit-maker has new music on the horizon.
In addition to his own successes, the talented songwriter has lent his pen to industry peers including Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), LOCASH (“I Love This Life”) and the legendary Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”).
- The Davisson Brothers Band
The Davisson Brothers Band, hailed as Rolling Stone Country “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” boast musical foundations that are classic, obvious and etched in stone.
Singer Donnie Davisson commands attention with his working-class, Van Zant-like vibe, and the rest of the band – including drummer Aaron Regester, guitar player extraordinaire Chris Davisson and bass player Rus Reppert – gives body to a punchy throw-down sound with echoes of the Marshall Tucker Band, Skynyrd, Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Neil Young and 38 Special. The sonics are based in old-school rock ‘n’ roll, while the messages support all-American fundamentals: family, self-determination and satisfaction in a job well done.
The Davisson Brothers Band have emerged as a regular component on the festival circuit including a performance at CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival in Australia that underscored their bona fide hit Down Under with “Po’ Boyz.” Their album Fighter, recorded with ace producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band), represents their show well. Donnie sings with ferocity, and the instrumental parts – from Chris’ convincing solos to Regester’s powerful backbeats – are delivered with sinewy directness.
- Noah Hicks
With a vocal warmth that emulates the feel of his Carrollton, Ga. upbringing, country newcomer Noah Hicks tells his story through song in a way that’s strangely familiar and universally relatable. Using home as his inspirational ‘true north,’ the ingenuity and maturity behind his sound and lyricism has provided Hicks a gateway into a community of some of Nashville’s top songwriters and producers, and has seen the young artist warmly welcomed by peers. “I wanna show the world it ain’t just trucks and tractors - my music has a lot of depth, a lot of warmth. I really try to put myself back in past scenarios when I write so I can make listeners feel like they’re in that moment, too.” That depth is highlighted in his upcoming single “No More Of ‘Em,” co-produced by Jeremy Stover and Will Bundy, and co-written by Hicks with Stover, Rhett Akins, and Will Bundy. “I’m one of them ‘good song’ boys. If I can write an incredible song that listeners immediately connect with, I’ve done my job.”
Raised in a musically inclined family (predominantly on his father’s side), Hicks was naturally drawn to the art form. A singer from birth, he and his best friend got their first guitars in third grade. “There was a bit of friendly competition with those guitars - who could learn to play quicker. It was great motivation to practice and learn.” But the moment that truly set Hicks on his current trajectory happened in high school at an Irish pub in his hometown. “I’d been introduced to local favorite Reed Morrison, who called me up one night at his show to sing. It was in that moment I knew music was my calling.”
Hicks spent the next several years honing his craft, while watching, listening to, and supporting fellow artists from his area, including up-and-coming stars like Dylan Marlowe and others. “I always made it a thing to go to shows - even if I wasn’t playing, I’d drive two or three hours just to go see shows and support the artist. I couldn’t get enough, and I figured I had a lot to learn - what better way than to watch and experience other artists’ live shows?” He continued to play throughout Georgia and Alabama, releasing his first single “Raised on the Radio” in 2018. “I threw a big single release party for it at this venue called The Amp in Carrollton - and the song jumped by 2,500 streams in the first hour. I saw it as a bit of a sign. I started traveling back and forth to Nashville.”
In January 2020, Hicks made his final trip to Nashville, officially moving to Music City and taking up residence on the couch of Marlowe, Tyler Chambers, and Chad Bishop. “They took me under their wings and introduced me to everyone they could.” In March, he released his sophomore single “Drinking Alone,” and soon began receiving inquiries from publishing companies in town - including Stover-owned RED Creative Group. “I took the meeting on the encouragement of my friends, and the minute I walked through the doors of RED, it felt right. I talked to Jeremy and Taylor, and for once it didn’t feel like I was going to be steered in the wrong direction. I knew immediately I was in good hands.” With a hit songwriter and producer now at the helm of Hicks’ career, he found himself in writing rooms with other esteemed writers like Rhett Akins, Brandon Kinney, Cole Taylor, Jordan Walker, and Justin Weaver, further leaning into his sound as a writer and artist and, true to form, making a few friends in the process. “If we don’t write a good song, I feel like we come out good friends - I’m obviously chasing a good song, but if I can come out of a first write with a new friend, it’s a success in my book.”
That hard work-meets-people first mentality leads Hicks to where he stands now: a promising up-and-comer with a series of releases throughout 2021 - including “No More Of ‘Em,” featuring Rhett Akins, “Miss You Back,” “Drinkin’ in a College Town,” feat. Jon Langston and Travis Denning, and “I Can Tell You’re Small Town.” What’s more - he takes his musical prowess and packages it in an unparalleled, high-energy live show that seals the deal for potential fans every time he takes the stage. “I never thought being a singer was even possible - I intended to do what everyone else did. I’ve worked farms, built fences, tended cows, tinted windows… Becoming an artist was always just a dream. Now I’m blessed to call it my job.”
Come out and get them good vibes with us at the highly anticipated concert event of the Fall featuring Chris Janson, The Davisson Brothers Band & Noah Hicks!
Concert is happening at Saber Hall, Hunter Army Airfield. Event is open to the public. Venue is accessible through Rio Gate. All attendees are required to have a ticket, including children over the age of 3. Transferring tickets will not be permitted. Refunds will be handled on a case by case basis.
Free - Active Duty Service Members & their Dependents (Ticket & military ID card will be required to enter event).
$20 - Veterans, Retirees, DoD Employees & Civilians (additional fees may apply).
Parking is free.
Please note: HAAF is an active military base and guests/their vehicles/their items may be subject to random search to ensure the safety of our community. Installation access is at the discretion of the Commander based on health & force protection conditions.