ELLINWOOD — Country music entertainer Logan Mize will kick off the 41st Annual Ellinwood After Harvest Festival, July 17-20 with a concert in Wolf Park in Ellinwood.
“I can think of no better artist to open the event than Logan Mize,” said After Harvest Festival Chairman, J. Basil Dannebohm. “He’s a Kansas native and he’s passionate about rural.”
Logan Mize is a country music artist/songwriter originally from Clearwater, Kansas. In 2012, Mize’s second album, Nobody in Nashville (released on Big Yellow Dog Music), charted to No. 49 on Billboard Country Albums and No. 15 on Billboard Heatseekers Albums. Mize has opened for multiple headlining acts including Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Blake Shelton (on the Blake Shelton Country Cruise), Stoney LaRue, Hank Williams and a special tribute with Merle Haggard.
Mize’s high-octane live show, infectious melodies and distinctive vocals have turned heads throughout Nashville and beyond. “You know it’s Logan on a song,” says celebrated songwriter Liz Rose (Taylor Swift’s Grammy-winning “White Horse”), who co-wrote “I Remember Everything” with Mize and Tashian. “Nobody sounds like him, so real and so much grit!”
In April of 2014, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, along with state tourism officials announced that Mize would be serving as an ambassador to promote Kansas tourism. His song “Sunflowers” is featured in a series of recent Kansas tourism television ads.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. July 17 in Wolf Park on Main Street. There is no admission fee.
“The After Harvest Festival planning committee wanted to do something unique to open the event,” said Dannebohm. “This year we are bringing back old traditions and creating new events. To blend the two concepts, we decided that a free concert in the band shell would be the perfect kick off.”
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating.
Mize’s concert will follow the community barbecue, which takes place in the city park.
For more information contact the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce at 620.566.7353.