Treat your dad this fathers day with tickets to go to the amazing Southern Fried Festival! Loads of beer, great music and an amazing atmosphere - what's not to love?!
Named Scottish Event Awards Best Small Festival 2014, the Southern Fried Festival takes place in Perth Concert Hall and other city centre venues from Friday 29th until Sunday 31st July.
Mary Chapin Carpenter brings her beguiling and thoughtful blend of folk, pop and country to Perth Concert Hall on Friday 29th July. With hits like Passionate Kisses, He Thinks He'll Keep Her, Down At The Twist And Shout, I Take My Chances and Shut Up And Kiss Me, Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards. She has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records and earned the trust of her audience through her willingness to look deep into herself and share joys and sorrows, good times and bad and never more so than on her nakedly honest new Dave Cobb-produced album, The Things We Are made Of.
Headlining in Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 30th July, Imelda May is a working-class Dublin girl whose self-belief and self-penned songs have taken her to international stardom. Inspired by the ghosts of Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent, the twang of Elmore James, the pathos of Billie Holiday and the swagger of Wanda Jackson, Imelda took the plunge and went solo in 2006 with raw, fiery rockabilly at the heart of her wide-ranging sound. Since then, the rise and rise of Imelda May has been unstoppable with sold out tours, guest spots with Jools Holland and Jeff Beck, platinum records in Ireland and a UK Number 1 album.
Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack & Andy Fairweather Low perform their vast combined catalogue of greatest hits heavily influenced by their love of American R&B, soul and country, albeit with a strong British accent in Perth Concert Hall on Sunday 31st July.
Other acts include Gretchen Peters, Red Pine Timber Company, Dean Owens, Yola Carter and more. Look out for gigs across the city centre, free outdoor stage, new acoustic stage and open mic, not forgetting the legendary Southern Fried soul food and BBQ!