Country Music’s Rising Stars to Perform at Long Island FunFest
Presley & Taylor and Caroline Kole are Among the Big Acts to Hit the Main Stage
Country music recording artists Presley & Taylor and Caroline Kole are set to perform this month live at The Long Island FunFest in Brentwood. Signing record deals before they were 20 years old, these three young women are powerhouse vocalists. Presley & Taylor and Caroline Kole (taking the main stage on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 24 respectively) have performed with country music superstars like Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton and soon they will perform live for Long Island FunFest audiences.
Since releasing their first track, “All Kinds of Beautiful,” in 2012, teenage sister duo Presley & Taylor have secured four Top 40 hits, including their single “My Home Town,” which hit No. 25. They have performed with Martina McBride, Ashton Shepard, Jamie O’Neal and Restless Heart, and are regulars at notable venues that include Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, the Hard Rock Café and Margaritaville. Presley & Taylor will perform their latest single, “This Phone,” which brings together a traditional country sound with modern-day lyrics, during their concerts at Long Island FunFest at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, June 16.
Caroline Kole is a 20-year-old country singer, songwriter and guitarist who has opened for Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Alan Jackson and more, including a two-year international tour with country music legend Reba McEntire. Ms. Kole’s first album, released in 2013, broke the iTunes Country Album Top 40 list, and Country Music Television (CMT) named her a “Listen Up” artist. The album’s second track, “If He’d Ever Look Up,” took the top spot on the CMT Music 12 Pack Countdown list. Ms. Kole’s music has also been featured in the “Dolphin Tale” movies. Ms. Kole will perform at FunFest at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.
Other FunFest performers to look forward to include 231 (June 15), Penny Lane (June 17), La Elegancia de la Salsa (June 18), NoteWorthy Band (June 19), Klassic Rewind (June 20), Bugsy Jones (June 21), Just Sixties (June 22), Frankie Justin Lamprey (June 23), Mariachi Sol Mixteco (June 25) and more.
Long Island FunFest will be held June 15-25 at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Road (Exit 53S off the Long Island Expressway). FunFest offers 11 days of family fun, featuring Fireworks by Grucci, the World of Wonders Oddity Show, Kidbuck$ Game $how, TFCU Petting Zoo and over two dozen exciting carnival rides suited for the whole family.
FunFest will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For the entertainment schedule, admission information and coupons, visit www.LongIslandFunFest.com.