Launched in the spring of 2012, the critically acclaimed concert series FRONT AND CENTER returns with a new season showcasing a mix of award-winning, multi-platinum-selling industry vets, emerging artists and chart toppers. Filmed at Nashville's Marathon Music Works and other unique and intimate locales, season seven features performances from: the Rob Thomas Trio; Grammy and CMA Award-winner Jennifer Nettles; the Nashville trio The Cadillac Three; singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes ("Stitches"); veteran... [see more] rock band Cheap Trick; acclaimed folk-rock band Dawes; blue-eyed soul group Southside Johnny; and many more.
FRONT AND CENTER showcases a strong mix of performers that will satisfy the traditional music fan while building interest from the younger music audience stations want to cultivate. From 'super groups' featuring Stephen Stills and Joe Bonamassa to British newcomer Jake Bugg; from Southern Soul and Heavy Metal to New Orleans Jazz and Chicago blues; there's something for just about everyone in the lineup of nine concerts recorded live, "front and center," at some of New York City's greatest intimate venues. Many of the artists are touring this fall, giving broadcasts airing in September and October a little extra buzz in those markets.