Party in the Parking Lot 2016
Old Dominion with Michael Ray

PFI's Party in the Parking Lot 2016 with Old Dominion!!

Thursday, September 15th at PFI Western!

Come out for the last big party of the Summer on Thursday, September 15th at PFI! PFI Western Store is excited to announce that the infamous PFI/PBR Party in the Parking Lot concert is back on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 with Old Dominion, featuring special guest Michael Ray.

The Academy of Country Music Awards’ (ACM) “2016 Best New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year” winner, Old Dominion, is celebrating the success of their second single “Snapback”- which raced up the country music charts. “Snapback” is the follow-up to Old Dominion’s two-week No.1 debut smash single “Break up with Him,” off their critically acclaimed album that Entertainment Weekly called “deceptively smart”.

Nominated by American Country Countdown Awards as “2016 Breakthrough Male Artist of the Year” Michael Ray’s debut single “Kiss You in the Morning” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Music Charts. His resonant voice and knack for crafting vibrant, upbeat contemporary country-rock helped him win CW Network's reality television vocal competition “The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep” in 2012.

How To Purchase Tickets

General admission tickets are $30 and standing pit tickets are $40. Tickets go on sale at PFI Western Store Friday, June 10th at 10am and online at PFIWestern.com/party.

What You'll Want To Know About The Party

There are a few things you'll want to remember when you come to party with us at the concert.

  • Five great performers are lined up and ready to entertain you: Local Springfield favorite Members Only, Lyndsey Highlander, Jason Pritchett, Tucker Beathard, and, of course, our main guy, Thomas Rhett! Check out their bios below.
  • Gates will open at 4:00 pm and Members Only will start the evening off with a bang on the Cooper Tires Stage at 5:30pm.
  • Chairs will be provided ONLY in general admission. All Pit admission is standing room only.
  • We’ll have concessions, compliments of Hardee’s, Ozark Empire Fair and Price Cutter so you can come hungry. No coolers or outside food or drink will be allowed.
  • The Party in the Parking Lot will go on - rain or shine.
  • Children two-years-old and younger will be admitted for free and will need to sit on a parent's lap. Due to limited space, Strollers will not be permitted.
  • The after party will be at Midnight Rodeo for more music and fun.

About the Bands

Thomas RhettThomas Rhett - ACM “New Artist of the Year” nominee Thomas Rhett’s debut album “It Goes Like This” (The Valory Music Co.) has spawned three consecutive number one hits, including a three-week run with the Platinum-certified “It Goes Like This.” Additionally, he showcased his swagger with his latest number one single “Make Me Wanna,” which topped Billboard’s list of Best Country Songs of 2014. The project also produced the Platinum-certified number one smash “Get Me Some Of That,” as well as two Top 15 hits, “Beer With Jesus” and “Something To Do With My Hands.” His “high-energy all the way” (El Paso Times) caught the attention of critics out on the road, where he is stepping up as direct support for Florida Georgia Line’s Anything Goes Tour 2015. The CMA “New Artist of the Year” nominee initially garnered attention as a gifted songwriter with credits including hits by Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, and Lee Brice.

Tucker BeathardTucker Beathard – Twenty-year-old Tucker started playing drums and guitar in a band with his brothers at 10 years old. His rebellious attitude as a teenager inspired the lyrics of the chart topping hit “Homeboy,” recorded by Eric Church. Not long after decided to forgo a baseball scholarship to focus on music, Beathard signed a publishing deal with Big Machine Music and a recording contract with DOT Records. Now he’s currently working on his debut album and is already booked for shows this summer with superstars like Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban.

Jason PritchettJason Pritchett - Jason is from a small town, Independence, MO, just outside of Kansas City. He’s been performing shows in Branson for over 13 years and has learned how to command the stage. He went on to become a Top 5 finalist on NBC’s hit TV show “America’s Got Talent.” Award winning country music singer/songwriter Billy Dean signed Jason to his record label, BDMG, and began writing songs about Jason’s life as a cowboy in Independence, MO. His upcoming 4-song EP is titled “Independence Cowboy” and features his smash hit “Good Show.”

Lyndsey HighlanderLyndsey Highlander – Lyndsey made her national television debut on RFD-TV and landed a national sponsorship and ad campaign with the world’s largest manufacturer of farm and ranch equipment, TARTER. Lyndsey is making a name for herself in Nashville as an artist to watch by pioneering the city’s first female driven monthly concert series, The Stomp, which features the rising women of country music. Lyndsey’s self-penned song “Hard Word” quickly made its home on GAC, and the leading music industry trade magazine, CMA Close Up also features her in the “Debut Artist Spotlight” spread. She’s landed opening spots and shared the stage with artists like Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Blackberry Smoke, Randy Travis, and Steel Magnolia.

Members OnlyMembers Only – Members Only is the nation’s premier 80’s tribute band, playing your favorite hair and pop classics from the decade that gave us the Rubik’s Cube, Atari, and feathered bangs! Members Only has been playing regionally since the “Summer of ‘69” (no wait, 2008) with experienced musicians Brent Thornton on lead vocals, Jeremiah Sharp on bass guitar, Will “The Prodigy” Clark on keys, Seth Jaeger and Zach McClease playing guitar, and Justin Gabossi keeping the beat on the drums. With a high energy show and songs you know and love, Members Only is guaranteed to get you dancing and singing all night long.

And a huge thank you for our wonderful sponsors for such a great night!

  • Coors Light
  • Hardee's
  • Fabick CAT
  • OakStar Bank
  • Downstream Casino
  • State Farm
  • Modern Woodmen
  • Farmers Ag Center
  • Pendleton
  • Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
  • O'Reilly Auto
  • Price Cutter
  • Andy's
  • Greenlawn Funeral Home