National Tennessee Day was celebrated on October 26, and it's a special occasion dedicated to honoring the Volunteer State. In honor of this day, we've put together a list of occasions when country artists from Tennessee performed in our beloved Queen City of the East. By the way, did you know that Clarksville, Tennessee is often referred to as the 'Queen City' too?

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Dolly Parton 

Dolly Parton’s roots trace back to Locust Ridge in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, she graced Bangor with her "Pure and Simple Tour" on June 18, 2016.


Kenny Chesney 

Hailing from Knoxville and raised in Luttrell, Tennessee, Kenny Chesney made multiple visits to Bangor in recent years. He took the stage at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion for his "Trip Around The Sun Tour 2018" on August 16, 2018, the "Spread The Love Tour" on July 9, 2016, the "The Big Revival Tour" on August 13, 2015, and the "No Shoes Nation Tour" on August 7, 2013.


Lauren Alaina 

Although Lauren Alaina originally hails from Rossville, Georgia, her family's strong ties to Chattanooga, Tennessee, brought her to this list. She opened for Jason Aldean, alongside Luke Combs, during Aldean's "High Noon Neon Tour" at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on Sunday, May 27, 2018.


Rodney Atkins 

Rodney Atkins, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, performed at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion alongside Darius Rucker and Jana Kramer on June 21, 2013.


Dustin Lynch 

Bangor welcomed Dustin Lynch on July 17, 2016, along with Luke Bryan and Little Big Town for the "Kill The Lights Tour." Lynch was born and raised in Tullahoma, Tennessee.


Morgan Wallen 

Born in Sneedville but raised in Knox County, where he graduated from Gibbs High School, Wallen shared the stage with Florida Georgia Line during their "Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour" on July 18, 2019, also featuring Dan + Shay and HARDY.


Kelsea Ballerini 

Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Ballerini first performed in Bangor on June 4, 2015. She was the opening act for Lady A and Hunter Hayes as part of the "Wheels Up Tour." Kelsea returned to Bangor for a second time on September 4, 2016, where she once again dazzled the crowd, this time opening for Rascal Flatts during their "Rhythm & Roots Tour." Another noteworthy performance took place on August 5, 2018, when she kicked off Keith Urban's "Graffiti U World Tour."


Jelly Roll 

Hailing from Antioch, a culturally diverse working-class suburb south of downtown Nashville, Jelly Roll, Elle King, and Struggle Jennings brought the "Backroad Baptism Tour 2023" to Bangor on August 5, 2023. It's a performance not to be forgotten!

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