Multi-platinum selling country artist Uncle Kracker will perform a headlining concert at the Wilma on August 15, 2019.
Matthew Shafer, a.k.a. Uncle Kracker made his major label debut in 2000 with Double Wide. The album eventually went double-platinum and yielded the #1 hit “Follow Me”. Its 2002 follow-up No Stranger To Shame reached gold status and spawned cross-format hits such as “In A Little While” and the powerful cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” which set a Billboard record for most weeks at #1 on any chart, topping their #1 run on the Adult Contemporary radio charts for a staggering 28 weeks.
Before Uncle Kracker flew up the charts for 5 weeks at #1 with “When the Sun Goes Down”, a duet with good friend Kenny Chesney, country music might’ve seemed an odd place to find the Detroit-based good-time Kid Rock alumni. But after a few summer tours with Chesney, Uncle Kracker reached country’s Top 10 with his double-platinum crossover hit “Smile”. Then, 2012 saw him fully embrace his country side with his critically acclaimed fifth outing, Midnight Special, produced by Keith Stegall which leaves no doubt this feel-good rocker is exactly where he should be.
Uncle Kracker has played sold out shows across the country and appeared everywhere from the American Country Music Awards to Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Shafer says “When I’m up onstage, I don’t feel removed from the people coming to hear the music. You can feel it, when they identify with you. Sometimes when I’m up there, I wanna tell’em ‘I’m not any different than you are.’”
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10th at 10AM at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Logjam presale tickets will be available May 9 (details below). Reserved premium balcony seating, reserved standard balcony, and general admission floor tickets are available. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.