Montgomery Gentry, The Crashers and Olivia Henken to perform at 4th St. Live! in Louisville.

Free concerts announced for GIE+EXPO 2014

On Wednesday, Oct. 22 country music duo Montgomery Gentry will be the headliner for the first concert in three nights of free entertainment at GIE+EXPO (Green Industry and Equipment Expo). The concerts will be presented on the Nissan Commercial Vehicles Stage at 4th Street Live! in downtown Louisville after the tradeshow closes each day.

Montgomery Gentry is comprised of two Kentucky boys – Eddie Montgomery is from Lancaster and Troy Gentry is from Lexington. They will perform from their list of 14 Top 10 singles, including five No. 1 hits – “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.”

You can also expect to hear something different from Montgomery Gentry as they have released a new album, “Rebels on the Run,” and just signed with independent label Average Joes Entertainment. Since the move, the duo has found the freedom required to move to the next level of their career.

“It just seems like over the last couple of records there was so much going on at our old record company that we kind of got away from what Montgomery Gentry was about,” Troy says. “Rebels on the Run has a little bit of a newer sound, but it still has the edginess like the first two or three records we put out.”

Entertaining GIE+EXPO attendees on the night of Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4th Street Live! will be the regionally and nationally established group The Crashers. From the official pre-game band for NBC at Super Bowl XLVI to the backing band for national artists like Luke Bryan and Kid Rock, The Crashers have performed all over the country since 2008.

On Friday, Oct. 24 the stage at 4th Street Live! will be reserved for Olivia Henken, The Voice finalist. As a member of Team Christina on Season 5 of NBC’s hit TV show The Voice, Olivia captivated the imagination of the country with her stage presence, singing ability and charm. Since the show, she has headlined at major festivals and graced the stage with Kip Moore, Charlie Daniels, Dustin Lynch, Chuck Wicks and Jason Jones. She will be performing songs from her recently released original album, “The Ride.”

GIE+EXPO will be held at the Ky. Exposition Center in Louisville. The 2014 dates are Wednesday, October 22, Dealer Day; October 23-24, for all industry participants. The annual event is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc., Professional Grounds Management Society and Professional Landcare Network. For information and online registration: Other contact points: Facebook, and 800-558-8767/812-949-9200.