Enjoy live music from some of country’s hottest rising stars at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country during the month of August.
Take a chance on the mechanical bull or take a spin line dancing! Stoney’s has you covered with free line dance lessons Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Visit https://stoneysrockincountry.com/dance-lessons/ for details.
WHERE: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
6611 Las Vegas Blvd. So., Unit 160 at Town Square
- Fri., Aug. 5 Joe Peters EP Release Party
- Fri., Aug. 12 Mark Mackay
- Fri., Aug. 19 Adam Warner
- Fri., Aug. 26 Sam Grow
- Tue., Aug. 30 Nate Smith (*rescheduled show)
TICKETS: Advance tickets start at just $10 and are on sale now at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/13160/stoneys-rockincountry.
Shows are open to 18+ and doors open at 7 p.m.
ABOUT JOE PETERS
Joe Peters was born in the Country Music Capital of the West, Bakersfield, CA. In his youth and early 20s, Joe could be found competing in rodeos, team roping, as well working on the family ranch, playing his guitar, and singing. At age 8 he received his first guitar and started playing along to some of his favorite artists, including Waylon Jennings, George strait and Merle Haggard. That same year, Joe competed in and won his first rodeo. As Joe grew in stature to 6’5” in his teenage years, he switched his focus from riding rough stock to team roping. During this time Joe began to further hone his craft of singing, playing the guitar and songwriting, playing for anyone who would listen on the rodeo grounds after competitions. Joe was finding success roping regionally, traveling across the West, until a catastrophic accident, when his horse rolled over on him while preparing for competition.
With a long recovery ahead, Joe dug deeper into his music. After writing his first song, he recorded it at American Sound Recording Studio, which has now become the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame. Also, during that time, Joe found a new friend, Justin Pensinger, a fellow roper. Pensinger got Joe back in the saddle and helped him through his recovery and regaining his skills, until eventually they became best friends, as well as team roping partners, and soon they were back out on the road. In 2013, the pair qualified for the American Cowboy Team Roping Association (ACTRA) National Finals. As the two were traveling all around the region, Joe would find every open mic night he could along the way. Joe said in a recent interview “The music bug had really gotten under my skin at that point, and that’s all I wanted to do was play, sing, travel, and rope!” Then, out of nowhere, another tragedy struck that brought everything to an abrupt ending when Joe’s best friend and roping partner died in an accident in 2015. Joe sold his horse and walked away from everything he had loved and began working the family business.
In 2017, with the strong urging of his cousin, Jake (who had newly learned the guitar and now plays in Joe’s band), Joe started playing in local bars, until eventually Joe was pulling in 400-500 people to see him. In 2019, a trip to Nashville sealed the deal for Joe. “The magic of the Music City really got me good”, he said. While sitting on the laundromat floor at the Holiday Inn, he got out his pen and paper and the words just started pouring out, and they haven’t stopped since. Joe released his first EP of original songs in 2020. In 2021, he began working with some of Nashville’s best songwriters and recording in Nashville and will be releasing new music soon! The signature JP brand you see Joe wearing is the brand of his late roping partner, Justin Pensinger, that Joe wears to honor Justin and keep his memory alive. Joe is also roping again, but now it’s just for fun!
ABOUT MARK MACKAY
Country roots, rock, and roll heart, and spellbinding songcraft: Recording and performing artist Mark Mackay has left his boot prints on stages like Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium to Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. As a headliner, a festival act, or highlighting bills across the country with an array of performers — including Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, John Rich, and Eli Young Band, plus rockers like REO Speedwagon and .38 Special — Mark Mackay captivates audiences with fretboard mastery and memorable hooks.
“Summer Slowdown,” the first single in a series of forthcoming releases, evokes carnival midway magic as the temperature rises on a hot July night of romantic possibility. Penned by Jeffrey Steele, Neil Thrasher and Wendell Lee Mobley, the song is a prelude to a season of renewal, signaling a welcome return to touring, as Mark Mackay hits the road from his home base in Nashville. “‘Summer Slowdown’ is everything I love about a great song,” says Mark. “It has great energy; big guitars and I love songs about that hopeless love feeling… the person heading off after a great summer together. When I first heard it, I could visualize what it looked like in an area coming to life, live on stage.”
Mark says that the cancellation of his arduous touring schedule — over 150 national dates annually — allowed for a deeper exploration of his craft and new ways to communicate. “When the pandemic started, I didn’t know how to use a single recording program,” he explains. “But I ran to the music store, bought an interface and a MIDI keyboard, and learned how to mic guitars, do demos, create Livestream performances, and connect with people one on one.”
ABOUT ADAM WARNER
Adam Warner brings a big sound from a small-town swagger to the country scene; fusing his timeless drawl with the infectious ‘take it or leave it’ energy of rock n roll, Warner has mastered the art of a good time. After proudly serving in the United States Marines, Adam Warner crafted his country rock catalog in Nashville, TN–with singles like “Catchin’ Hell” and “Reason to Redneck” in the pipeline for 2022, every aspect of his brand bleeds red, white, and blue. A self-proclaimed bad influence, Warner has learned not to take himself too seriously, and his music offers his audience a chance to do the same.
Despite his rowdy vibrato, Adam Warner still honors the best of country’s time-honored traditions with songs like “Someone God Can Use,” which he humbly performed at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House. With influences extending across decades of musical icons, Warner has shared the stage with some of his biggest heroes, including Lee Brice, Jamey Johnson, Jerrod Niemann, American Young, Midland, Trace Adkins, Neil McCoy, Rhonda Vincent, and Darrell Singletary. Having already celebrated a multitude of career highs, Warner has become ingrained in the country music community with releases like “Semper Fi” featuring Trace Adkins, which pays homage to active and former military, along with the 2018 Tennessee Titans anthem “Welcome to the South”–played at every home game at Nissan Stadium.
Adam Warner’s music mimics the philosophy in which he lives his life by. “Do what you love and love what you do,” he asserts, “there’s no restart button. One of the greatest things about music is that it lives forever, my songs will be around long after I’m gone. But while I’m here, I want to help people live in the moment. At the end of the day, if I can play a part in one person’s good day, if I can make some laugh, cry or feel something, I know I’ve done my job as an artist.” The best of Adam Warner is yet to come–stay tuned for upcoming tour dates and high-octane releases that’ll set the soundtrack for 2022.
ABOUT SAM GROW
After the breakout success of his first studio album, 2019’s Love and Whiskey, a lot has changed for Average Joes Entertainment star Sam Grow. That milestone project followed years of grinding work, writing his own tunes, booking his own shows and recording his own EPs … but it was all rewarded.
Love and Whiskey hit Number One on iTunes’ Country Albums chart – doing so with zero radio airplay – and since then he’s only poured more gas on the fire. Grow’s 2020 single “Song About You” burned red hot, pulling in more than 50 million streams, and getting named one of Spotify’s “Best Country Songs” in the process. Grow’s been featured on Billboard’s coveted “7 Country Acts To Watch” list, and touted by Music Row as a sure-bet for future superstardom, among other accolades, as the temperature continues to spike.
But with his new sophomore album, This Town, Grow goes back to where it all started. Painting a sonic picture of the small-town world he was raised in – rocked by changing times but still holding strong – he’s building on success … and letting fans know they’re never alone.
“I feel like right now I’m making some of the best music I’ve ever made,” he says – and honestly, that’s saying a lot, since the Maryland native is the definition of a “prolific creator.” Since his 2014 arrival in Nashville, he’s dropped three EPs and his milestone debut album, never letting more than a few years pass between releases. But things are different now. “2020 was a big revelation to me, of how important music is to people’s lives – even in the worst times,” he says. “To be able to put on a song and not feel alone, even when the world seems like it’s crashing around you, that’s such an intimate thing.”
Calling his new music the “most-personal” of his career, Grow takes that realization and runs with it for This Town, embracing his journey as proof of what’s possible. Emboldened by success but still inspired by his roots, he was joined by producers Colt Ford and Noah Gordon for 12 fresh tunes, choosing soulful honesty over mainstream conformity. That go-your-own-way, DIY mindset has always been part of Grow’s blue-collar ethos, but This Town takes it to new levels.
ABOUT NATE SMITH
According to an age-old cliché, getting knocked down ain’t what matters – it’s how you get up, and Sony Music Nashville’s Nate Smith knows firsthand. With a personal journey scarred by disaster, but defined by revival, he could have stayed down multiple times through life, and instead grew into something else entirely: A beacon of country-music hope.
Featuring a mix of gritty backwoods soul, rock ‘n’ roll swagger and velvet-thunder vocals, Smith is a Nashville artist with a unique connection to life’s inner tug of war. And with his first batch of major-label music, he’s aiming to tip the scales once and for all. “I just feel lucky that I get to be the messenger for these songs,” says the rising singer-songwriter. “I’m not here to be cool or anything like that. It’s literally just to hit people in the heart.”
ABOUT STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY
The World-Famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is Las Vegas’ premiere destination for locals and tourists who are looking for a boot stomping good ole time with line dancing, mechanical bull riding, beer pong, pool tables and more. Located at Town Square, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country is a 19,000 square foot high-energy nightclub that features a 2,000 square foot dance floor and 570 square foot stage for dancing and performances, along with a state-of-the-art sound system, live bands, and the industry’s leading DJs. Open Thursday through Saturday, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country offers special promotions including the World-Famous Ladies Night on Thursdays where ladies drink for just $2 and Fresh Country Fridays with live music from the latest and greatest in country music. Doors open at 7 p.m. and line-dancing lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (702) 435-2855 or go to stoneysrockincountry.com. Find Stoney’s Rockin’ Country on Facebook, Twitter @StoneysLV, and Instagram @stoneysrockincountry.