he Amp at Dant Crossing has added 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Dwight Yoakam to the venue’s 2022 concert series lineup. Yoakam will perform with special guest Dillon Carmichael on July 1. See below for the full list of performances and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
The Amp at Dant Crossing, which “provides an incredible backdrop of quintessential Kentucky scenery (The News-Enterprise),” will kick off their 2022 lineup with Cole Swindell, Sara Evans, Blues Traveler, The Marshall Tucker Band and Lee Brice in May, with additional star-studded performances to follow throughout summer and fall. Located in the scenic enclave of Gethsemane, just south of Lexington and Louisville, the 2,000-seat amphitheater kicked off its grand opening in Summer 2021 with a sold-out show by Little Big Town. Additional performances from chart-topping acts included Better Than Ezra, Phil Vassar, Mark Wills and more.
The Amp is a part of Dant Crossing, which is a 350-acre campus featuring the Log Still Distillery offering a unique Kentucky bourbon experience. It also includes three bed-and-breakfasts, a 20,000-square-foot wedding and event venue opening this spring and more amenities opening throughout 2022.
THE AMP AT DANT CROSSING 2022 LINEUP
May 6 Cole Swindell
May 13 Sara Evans
May 20 Blues Traveler 35th Anniversary Tour
May 27 The Marshall Tucker Band with The Outlaws
May 29 Lee Brice (with special guest Lewis Brice)
June 3 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
June 24 Brett Young
July 1 Dwight Yoakam (with special guest Dillon Carmichael)
July 22 Mary Chapin Carpenter
Aug. 26 Justin Moore
Sept. 2 Diamond Rio
Sept. 5 Collective Soul and Switchfoot
Sept. 9 Tracy Lawrence
Sept. 16 Clay Walker
Sept. 23 Billy Ray Cyrus
Oct. 7 Josh Turner
Oct. 28 The Frontmen
About Dwight Yoakam:
Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. Yoakam is a recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization, he will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the Songwriter/Artist category at the 49th anniversary Gala on October 14, 2019 in Nashville, TN.
Yoakam’s self-curated SiriusXM channel, titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where Country Went Mod’ launched in April of 2018. The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired. Guests have boasted the likes of Post Malone, Lukas Nelson, Beck, Chris Hillman, Jakob Dylan, Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolans, Dave Alvin, and Jackie DeShannon, among others.
In 2016, Yoakam released his bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain”. Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”), and Yoakam himself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. In 2018, Yoakam released two songs, “Pretty Horses” and “Then Came Monday” (the latter written with Chris Stapleton).
In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films, including Sling Blade and Panic Room. Most recently he was on the big screen in Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Cry Macho. He recurred in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series Goliath and appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s film Logan Lucky with Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig.
Yoakam is capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker and Matthew McConaughey.
About Dillon Carmichael:
For Dillon Carmichael, the last three years have been a whirlwind, to say the least. Since unleashing his critically acclaimed 2018 debut, Hell On An Angel, he’s toured with everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Trace Adkins to Dwight Yoakam and Justin Moore, written a song for Travis Tritt’s latest album, racked up over millions of streams on Spotify, gone viral on TikTok, and even gotten engaged. And while you might have expected the cancellation of a year’s worth of tour dates to finally slow him down, Carmichael instead used his pandemic downtime to head right back into the studio and record “Son Of A”, a brand new full-length album of feel-good country songs.
“I felt like my catalog could use a little more fun in it,” says Carmichael. “After putting out a record as heavy as Hell On An Angel, I wanted to make something faster, something looser, something that’d leave you with a smile on your face.”
Recorded with producers Jon Pardi and Ryan Gore, Dan Huff, and Phil O’Donnell, Hot Beer is all sly humor and raw heart, with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and double entendres lurking around every corner. Carmichael’s rich, velvety baritone is still very much front and center here, but there’s a newfound playfulness to his delivery that manages to offer up a knowing wink even as it breaks your heart. It’s a delicate tightrope for any artist to walk, but if Hot Beer proves anything, it’s that Dillon Carmichael is a songwriter who knows how to take his fun seriously.
Growing up in the small town of Burgin, KY, Carmichael inherited his passion for honest music through familial osmosis: his father and uncles performed in a Southern Gospel Quartet, his mother sang all over the eastern part of the state, and her brothers (John Michael and Eddie Montgomery) both enjoyed massive chart success. As a kid, Carmichael fell in love with country legends like Waylon Jennings and Vern Gosdin alongside the rock and roll he heard on the radio, and by the time he hit his teens, he was writing his own songs and performing live.
“One of the things I learned getting to play big festivals and arenas and theaters was that it doesn’t matter if there’s 200 people or 20,000 people in the audience,” says Carmichael. “They’re there to hear country music and have a good time. It’s that simple.”
About The Amp:
The Amp is a 2,000-seat outdoor amphitheater located on the campus of Dant Crossing in Gethsemane, KY just outside of New Haven in southern Nelson County. With beautiful views of rolling hills all around The Amp, Kentucky’s bourbon country never sounded better.
About Dant Crossing:
Dant Crossing is a one-of-a-kind destination to make lasting memories with family and friends. The pastoral campus is anchored by Log Still Distillery, where you can enjoy our truly outstanding Monkʼs Road spirits. Enjoy world-class entertainment at our outdoor amphitheater, The Amp, stay overnight at one of our unique lodging options, host an unforgettable experience at our 20,000-square-foot wedding and events venue, and enjoy acres of wooded walking trails and a 12-acre fishing lake. More attractions will open soon at Dant Crossing, including a fully functional private train depot and farm-to-table restaurant.