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On Saturday afternoon, Loser’s Most Wanted Bar and Grille (1000 Meridian Blvd., Franklin) will host its first So Long Summer Fest, a benefit concert for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Country singer Phil Vassar ("Just Another Day in Paradise," "In a Real Love") is headlining the event; other artists scheduled to perform include Josh Gracin, Lyndsey Highlander, Meg Cooper and Grant Meredith.

In addition to music, Summer Fest, which runs 3-11 p.m. in the Loser’s parking lot, will feature food trucks and a kids activity area. Ambulance and LifeFlight helicopter tours also will be available, weather and availability permitting. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or for $25 at the gate. More information can be found atLosersSoLongSummerFest.com.

 Join Phil Vassar & friends on Saturday, September 12th in Franklin, TN at Losers. This very special event will benefit the Monroe Carrell Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.  Tickets will be available at the event and Military personnel and their families will be admitted free.  Come out and celebrate the end of summer and support a great cause!

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Courtesy Roanoke.com

Phil Vassar has had some big-time country music hits. With his first new album in five years on the horizon, he thinks he might have some more in him.

Vassar, whose list of No. 1 hits includes “American Child,” “Bye Bye” and “Carlene,” will bring those songs and some of the new numbers to Harvester Performance Center on Saturday.

“It’s really different music,” Vassar said of the repertoire on an album tentatively scheduled for an early 2016 release. “I really feel like I’ve evolved as a writer. It’s not like it’s unrecognizable, but I really do feel like it’s some different stuff, and different than kind of what’s going on out there now, which is really kind of what I aim for.”

Part of the Lynchburg native’s break had to do with family. The singer/songwriter of “Don’t Miss Your Life” called The Roanoke Times earlier than scheduled on Aug. 19, as he planned to pick up his daughters from school. Earlier, he had posted a throwback photo to Twitter. He was holding aloft his oldest during the 2001 video shoot for “American Child.”

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The Baileigh Industrial Marquee Series kicks-off in big fashion with Country music superstar Phil Vassar on Friday, Oct. 9. Vassar’s career has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter, and a mantle full of awards! As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” New artist David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012.

“Phil Vassar, live at the Capitol, is a perfect example of our focus to inspire, engage, and entertain our patrons, young and old, new and long-standing,” stated Lori Kirby, Marketing Director. “It’s our mission to enrich the cultural and civic life for current and future generations and we take this to heart when planning and programming entertainment. Phil Vassar is a perfect example of the type of entertainer we are proud to feature at the Capitol and I know this will be a memorable show for our patron community.”

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Dynamic entertainer and two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Phil Vassar is heading out on the fall leg of his 2015 #noPHILter tour. Vassar has an ambitious tour schedule with 30 dates remaining of the over 125 appearances in his 2015 tour schedule. Venues among the concert lineup stretch from Oregon to Maine to Florida and nearly everywhere in between. For a list of upcoming tour dates, see below.

“I’m really looking forward to the fall leg of our 2015 tour", says Vassar. "We have never had so much fun as we have had this year with the crowd tweeting requests to #noPHILter. It keeps the shows real and interactive – we are like a live jukebox. The interaction with the crowd is amazing."

Vassar’s incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies capture the heart and soul of fans of all ages, all over the world. In fact, he has a strong social media fan base with followers spanning 45+ countries on 6 continents. His fans love his wildly energetic shows as they are a reflection of their social media requests during the show and his personal interaction with the crowd. That personal interaction ensures no two shows are ever alike.

Vassar hails from Lynchburg, VA but has called Nashville home since his music scene debut in the late ‘90s. Since arriving in Nashville, he has had huge success as a singer, a songwriter, and an overall entertainer. His achievements include eight critically-acclaimed albums, ACM Top New Male Vocalist of the Year, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, and Daytime Emmy nominee for “Outstanding Original Song.” As a songwriter he has 26 Top 40 hits, 15 Top 10 hits, and 10 hits which have topped the charts at number one.
Music fans will be excited to know that Phil is currently putting the finishing touches on his ninth studio album which has been five years in the making.

“Phil Vassar is a multi-talented tour de force! A songwriter of considerable depth and substance, a passionate vocalist, and a piano-pounding dynamo, Vassar is an amazing entertainer with a live show that will change your life. On top of all that, he’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. After 30 years as a journalist covering all genres of music, few have impressed me as much as Phil Vassar.”
– Deborah Evans Price

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2015 #noPHILter Tour
Sep 04, 2015 – Millersport, OH – Sweet Corn Festival
Sep 05, 2015 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center
Sep 06, 2015 – Virginia Beach, VA – American Music Festival
Sep 12, 2015 – Franklin, TN – Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Benefit Concert, Losers Bar & Grill
Sep 16, 2015 – Clarksville, TN – APSU Memorial Health Building (Red Barn)
Sep 19, 2015 – Seminole, OK – Seminole Nation Days - Mekuskey
Oct 02, 2015 – Ft. Myers, FL – The Ranch
Oct 03, 2015 – Port St. Joe, FL - 19th Annual FL Scallop & Music
Oct 09, 2015 – Manitowoc, WI - Capitol Civic Centre
Oct 10, 2015 – Columbus, OH - Hollywood Casino Columbus
Oct 15, 2015 – New York, NY - BB King Blues Club and Grill
Oct 16, 2015 – Foxborough, MA - Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
Oct 17, 2015 – Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
Nov 06, 2015 – Renfro Valley, KY – New Barn
Nov 07, 2015 – Fredrick, MD - Weinberg Center for the Arts
Nov 19, 2015 – Kent, OH - The Kent Stage
Nov 20, 2015 – Pittsburgh, PA - Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
Nov 22, 2015 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler
Dec 10, 2015 – Hanover, PA - Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
Dec 11, 2015 – Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall
Dec 12, 2015 – Plymouth, NH - Flying Monkey Performance Center
Dec 13, 2015 – Corning, NY - Corning Museum of Glass
Dec 18, 2015 – Franklin, TN - Franklin Theatre

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Courtesy NewCountry1079.com

Scott Stevens interviews Phil regarding his upcoming performance at the Harvester Festival on September 5th in Rocky Mount, VA. The show begins at 8 pm and few tickets remain -  click here to purchase tickets.

Click here for the entire interview.