*Starting Monday, July 17, 2017 the Mattoon Tourism Office will move to Peterson Park. You’ll be able to buy tickets in person at the Peterson House starting Monday, July 17. Tickets will also be available at the gate for each concert. Be sure to bring a lawn chair if you are purchasing lawn chair seating.
Mattoon Tourism proudly presents the last American Idol Winner, Trent Harmon, on the main stage at Mattoon Bagelfest! Reserve tickets by phone at 1.800.500.6286, in person at the Mattoon Tourism Office or at mattoonbagelfest.com.
Here’s Trent’s story:
Trent Harmon holds the reigning title as American Idol. The Season XV victor originally hails from East Mississippi and immersed himself in music from an early age. From singing “Amazing Grace” with his family to starring in various musicals in college, Trent credits life on his family’s farm as a major influence on his music career. Less than one week after taking the title during the final season of American Idol, Trent entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, earning him a “hot shot debut” with coronation song “Falling," which was written by Idol judge Keith Urban along with celebrated songwriters Dallas Davidson and Brett James. Already in the studio, the 25-year- old musician is eager to begin recording his self-described “Country-soul” album and recently released his debut single “There’s A Girl” on FOX & Friends’ Summer Concert Series. Critics raved week-after- week following each of Trent’s “vocally gifted” (LA Times) performances as he covered hits by Justin Timberlake, Sia, Parsan James, Percy Sledge and more. For the latest updates, follow Trent on Twitter.
The gold standard by which all Journey tributes are measured, Resurrection – A Journey Tribute faithfully recreates the experience of a 1980’s Journey concert. This dynamic and compelling band features some of Nashville’s hottest musicians, many whom have performed, written, or recorded with the biggest names in the music industry – including Journey and Steve Perry. Every show is a brilliant reproduction of sights and sounds that captivate and transport audiences to the glorious age of arena rock. Lead singer Ryan Christopher delivers the vocal precision, appearance, and stage presence of the legendary Steve Perry. Resurrection – A Journey Tribute continues to garner nationwide acclaim with high profile performances including, Royal Caribbean International cruises, Fraze Pavilion, AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, and US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. Fans across the country rave that Resurrection – A Journey Tribute is THE Journey experience!