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Aug. 3, 2022

WyldeHeart kicks off Bert Street Music Series at MPCC amphitheater

Memorial Park Community Center’s outdoor amphitheater will come alive this week with the first in a free six-concert series at the MPCC amphitheater. Featuring a mix of seasoned performers that will catch your ear and give life to your dancing shoes, the Bert Street Music Series third season will kick off with the popular WyldeHeart on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 7-9 p.m.

WyldeHeart formed in 2014 and is one of the region’s top party bands. Members Marques Puckett, DC Wolf, Ric Burns, Mike Eldrith and Richie Gray bring a high-energy, entertaining show playing rock, pop, ‘80s and ‘90s, funk, country and rap – a combination that provides lots of fun.

They have headlined the Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR Fan Zone, Clinch River Days Festival, Carolina Pushrod and the Roan Mountain Independence Day Festival. The band released their debut album “WyldeHeart” in 2018 and will treat attendees to several of their originals during the fan-friendly performance.

Each concert will be held 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at MPCC, 510 Bert St. The stage will face the tiered amphitheater below the famous Doughboy statue and veterans memorial plaza. Seating is open on the surrounding grassy areas, so blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Concessions will be on site. Parking is available at MPCC as well as the Municipal & Safety Building, 601 E. Main St.

The series schedule is as follows:

Aug. 11: WyldeHeart

Aug. 18: Blake Ellege Band 

Aug. 25: The Thrillbillyz

Sept. 1: Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen

Sept. 8: Good Rockin’ Tonight

Sept. 15: Samantha Gray Band 

The Bert Street Music Series is presented by the Johnson City Press, 101.5 WQUT, Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock, Campbell’s Morrell Music, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, call 423-283-5827.