Due to the tragic death of Craig Morgan’s son, Jerry Greer, the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce announced a free concert will replace Morgan on Friday, July 15.
Forgotten Highway, which was Morgan’s scheduled opening act will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Farley Park in Milbank. “The group was ready to open for Craig Morgan, but are understanding and sorrowful of the situation,” said Events Director Laura Kelly. “Forgotten Highway is excited to put on their own two-hour show.”
The band is in its third tour year and features six artists. Drew Goblirsch is the lead vocalist who also plays rhythm guitar. Tarek Makky is the lead guitarist and backup vocalist and Hunter Johnson adds vocals while rocking the electric guitar. Eric Berggren plays bass guitar; Ethan Skelton, drums; and Brenna Carey, violin.
The band traveled throughout Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and South Dakota this spring and summer and has opened for Confederate Railroad, Clint Black, Blackjack Billy, Sawyer Brown, and James Otto. They feature modern country hits and country classics.
“They will play original songs and many popular, well-known country tunes,” said Kelly. “We hope everyone will still come out and enjoy a fun night in Milbank.”
Kelly advises concert-goers to bring chairs or blankets. A trailer will serve as the stage and no tent will be set up. The stage will be on the west end of the walking trail around the park, near the waterfall. Coolers will not be allowed inside the park, but beer and pop will be sold. Taco John’s will also have a food booth.