State Line Drive concert at Friday’s Finney County Fair

By GREATER GARDEN CITY

Friday night’s free concert at the Finney County Fair features two sets of brothers.

State Line Drive will perform at 8 p.m. tonight in the Exhibition Building.

Carole Fry, Fair Board Treasurer, said the group has been to the Finney County Fair in the past.

“We had them here four or five years ago with Big Time Grain,” she said. “They’ve kind of gone their own way. They’re a set of brothers. One of them is a pair of twins, and the others are brothers. They really appeal to the younger crowd. They’re very talented.”

According to their biography, State Line Drive was formed when twin brothers Mason and Micah Marrs from Missouri joined forces with brothers Joel and Jordan Mills from Kansas. The teenagers have been traveling across the Midwest ever since. 

In early 2015 they released their first country project, Stay Green, with Seedhouse Records in Nashville, Tenn. The Stay Green Tour took them to over 40 towns in 6 different states in the summer of 2015. The following year they released their second project with Seedhouse Records, Crushin on You, and spent the next summer on the road with the Crushin on You Tour.

They have opened for national acts such as Billy Currington, Scotty McCreery, Parmalee, Gloriana, Mark Chesnutt, Keith Anderson and more. They have appeared on several Kansas City radio and television shows, and sang the National Anthem before a Kansas City Royals game.

While country music makes up the heart of their set, they throw in a great mix of pop and rock from the 80’s to today as well. Their tight harmonies, high energy show and young image make them a hit with audiences of all ages.

Fry urged people to come see the show, and noted that beer for the beer garden at each of this week’s concerts is being provided by Garden City’s own Flat Mountain Brewhouse.

“It’s been a great fair so far,” Fry said during a Thursday interview. “We’d always love to have more people come down. We had a great performance by Jason Pritchett (Wednesday) night, State Line Drive on Friday and That ’80s Band on Saturday.”