SIDNEY - A live outdoor concert series that's been held in Sidney for over a decade returns for another summer in 2024.

Radio station 987 The Big Boy announced three show dates and six artists who will play the free summer concert series in Hickory Street Square in downtown Sidney beginning in June.

"Downtown Sounds was started by the Cheyenne County Chamber over 10 years ago," Big Boy Morning Show Host Hunter Arterburn said. "It's been pretty special to watch the event grow and bring music lovers, families and visitors of all ages together for a series of concerts to support and showcase top notch talent from Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming in a festival-like event."

Nashville recording artist B.J. Jamison and No. 1 Billboard selling country artist, and host of "Hoge Wild" on the Sportsman Channel, Lucas Hoge open the summer performances on Friday, June 21st.

Jamison, a powerful performer with a magnetic stage presence from Arnold, Neb., released his new single "The Note" earlier this year. The song was written and produced by Nashville songwriter Dave Gibson. Jamison brings a unique and infectious energy to the stage that leaves audiences captivated by his soulful vocals ranging from blues and rock to folk and country.

Hoge, releasing a new album this year, is a multi-talented artist known for his powerful voice, impressive musicianship, and engaging live performances. He's carved a niche for himself in the music industry, earning accolades and recognition for his songs and dynamic stage presence.

Mud County, from northeast Colorado, and red dirt country artist formerly of Iliff, Colo. Braydon Zink kickoff Cheyenne County Fair and Rodeo week with the second Downtown Sounds concert of the summer on Friday, July 19. 

Mud County is a regional band renowned for their electrifying performances and dynamic stage presence, bringing unforgettable performances with foot-stomping anthems and infectious energy to Sidney, Chappell, Potter and the surrounding area. 

Zink returns to Downtown Sounds from Texas for the second time with his distinctive sound and raw talent. With influences ranging from traditional country to modern rock, Zink brings a fresh and dynamic energy to the stage that sets him apart from his peers. His honest lyrics, soulful vocals, and infectious charisma have earned him a dedicated fan base and widespread acclaim. 

Dynamic country artist Hockett opens the final concert of the season for Heartland Country Music Artist and Producer Luke Mills on Friday, Aug. 16. 

Hockett brings a fresh and modern twist to the country music genre, blending elements of traditional country with contemporary pop and rock influences.

Mills, playing in his final tour for the fourseeable future, is a star in the Heartland Country music scene, known for his powerful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and dynamic stage presence. He has released several new singles and an album since he last performed at Downtown Sounds in 2022.

"We've had the honor and privilege to get to know, and friend, these artists over the last few years and they've told us the support and atmosphere people bring to Downtown Sounds is why they love coming back to the Sidney area," Arterburn said. "With great people, great talent, and professional lighting and sound from Dean Shaffer Productions at each show, this summer of live music is going to be BIG."

There's no admission charge to attend Downtown Sounds and it's open to all ages. Food, drinks (both alcohol and non-alcoholic) and sweet treats will be available for purchase from participating vendors. Gates and vendors open at 5 p.m. with each concert running from at 6 to 9:30 p.m. The event venue will close at 10 p.m.

Businesses, organizations and food vendors interested in being a part of Downtown Sounds are encouraged to call (308) 254-5803 or email [email protected].