Country music singer and Yuba City-born Tyler Rich returns to Marysville for another show that will feature several acts as part of a four-day music festival.
Rich, whose country music continues to gain popularity, is set to perform on Saturday, Aug. 24 as part of the seventh annual The Event Music Festival at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club in Marysville.
“We’re excited,” he said in a phone interview. “We’re pumped to get back there and this will be three years in a row.”
Opening for Rich this year will be Temecula Road, a young country trio that also performed at last year’s sold out show.
Last year there were almost 2,000 people in attendance and the show served as a fundraiser for the Yuba City Police Canine Association raising about $20,000 for the cause, according to John Cassidy, with The Event.
“The 18th hole was a parking lot last year and people asked if we can do more this year,” Cassidy said. “Music festivals have become very popular from Coachella to Sacramento and Grass Valley and people build their trips around these festivals, so with the Yuba-Sutter area having grown population-wise and economically, we knew this would be a good move.”
Portions of this year’s fundraiser proceeds will go toward the canine association and Cassidy said the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the festival this year.
Kicking off the festival on Wednesday will be Kaylee Starr, Guilty Again and Brian and Friends.
“On Wednesday, we have some incredible local talent lined up,” he said. “We’ve got Kaylee Starr, whose doing some great things in Nashville, and Guilty Again with Bruce Buttacavoli – a longtime band member and Marysville City Council member. There will also be Brian & Friends, with their great California sound. These are all top-level, local talent.”
Thursday will be a Pool and Piano show with Jeff Poppinga, who will perform his pop and rock music by the club’s pool.
Friday night’s show will feature Night Moves and Creedence Classic Revival with lead singer Paul Holdgate.
“Night Moves has played here before but this is a first for Creedence Classic Revival,” Cassidy said. “These are all big acts and top-shelf musicians who have played with bands like Santana and Huey Lewis and the News.”
Rich recently released a song that seems tailor-made for the show titled “Feels Like Home,” which was inspired by a trip to Ireland.
“It’s awesome,” Rich said. “This new song we’ve been playing has become such a fun and intimate part of our set every night. I went to Ireland a couple years ago and got inspired when I was there with all the pubs and the songs and the dancing and the camaraderie.”
“It doesn’t matter where you’re at, you find a place that makes you feel like home,” he said.