Get ready Lakeland concert-goers, Brett Kissel is gearing up to rock the stage in St. Paul at the 5th Centerfield Music Festival with new material never seen live.
The Lakeland’s premiere music festival returns to the historic Jaycee Ballpark in St. Paul under the shadow of the world’s first and only UFO landing pad.
Kissel can’t wait until June 17-18 and will share the stage with friends, Jess Moskaluke will headline and will be joined by amazing artists, The Wilkinsons, Frannie Klein, The Prairie States, and Trevor Panczak.
Lakeland Connect’s Jena Colbourne exclusively interviewed Kissel last week about his excitement for the show.
“I just want to be there with like-minded individuals who love country music as much as I do,” Kissel said. “I love being on the stage first and foremost, but I feel like often I miss out because I’m not in the crowd for these wonderful moments. That being said, I will get an opportunity to watch some of my really good friends in the business who have agreed to come to Centerfield this year. We start with the headliner, Jess Moskaluke, who’s going to headline on Friday night, one of the best vocalists in country music, and in Canadian music. I’m convinced of it.”
Kissel says she won three female artists of the year trophies at the CCMA in a row a couple of years ago.
“To go three in a row means that she’s the best in our biz,” Kissel said. “So Jess is going to be great on Friday night, Trevor Panczak is a very good friend of mine from Alberta, a great country singer. The Prairie States are building a great name for themselves and are a great brand.”
The concert will see a band come out of retirement to perform the music they love once again.
“The thing I’m also very excited about is The Wilkinsons are coming out of retirement. And they are like Joining Forces again of course the family, their family, they love each other, but they haven’t played publicly in a long time and they’ve selected St. Paul. That’s a giant comeback show for them. So Amanda Tyler and dad, Steve Wilkinson will play all of their hits for you and I love, and they’re going to save them for St. Paul. So I’m proud of that too.”
Kissel will debut his new songs live for the very first time in St. Paul.
“I’ve been writing up a storm I’ve got a bunch of new songs that I just can’t wait to debut in St. Paul,” Kissel said. “But at the same time, I mean, it’s been five years. It’s been five years since I played so there’s new music songs like, She drives me crazy, that song when I’ve never played it for anybody, I’ve got a lot of new material, but then I’ve got these other songs that I haven’t played anybody because of this thing called COVID. So I’m very, very excited to get a chance to. I have a very highly anticipated setlist according to what people are saying on Facebook. So there’s gonna be a lot of fun to be had on June 18 when I hit the stage.”
This is an all-ages event and children under the age of five get in free. Alcoholic beverages for purchase with valid government-issued photo identification (Cash Only). Foodservice is also available (Cash Only). ATM Machines are available on-site. Staff reserves the right to refuse service at their discretion.
Youth tickets are available for patrons between the ages of 5-14 years of age.
Tickets are on sale now at: https://centerfieldmusicfestival.com/