The inaugural edition of LaconiaFest has announced that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will headline the main stage on June 15, backed by his Nashville band Loving Mary. Tyler joins such previously announced headliners at the East Coast motorcycle music festival in Laconia, N.H. (June 11-19) as: Buckcherry (June 11), Saving Abel and Fuel (June 13), Bret Michaels (June 16), Ted Nugent (June 17) and Sevendust (June 18).
Tyler has strong ties to New Hampshire, where he met the members of the Joe Perry Jam Band, which eventually evolved into Aerosmith. “We couldn’t be more proud of Steven Tyler’s homecoming to the state of New Hampshire for LaconiaFest,” said Tyler Glover, co-producer of the event. “Fans in this area grew up listening to Tyler’s iconic voice several times a day on the radio, and they are even more eager to see him perform in person.”
Tyler is currently working on his country solo album, due this summer on Dot Records. The second single “Red, White & You” peaked at No. 29 on the Hot Country Songs chart in February. It was preceded by “Love Is Your Name,” which reached No. 19 in July 2015.
LaconiaFest is being held in conjunction with the 93rd annual Laconia Motorcycle Week. The nine-day music fest, which will be housed at Weirs Beach Drive-In Theatre, will feature more than 100 artists on two stages from noon until midnight, including Lita Ford, Warrant, L.A. Guns, P.O.D., and Trixter. For more information about tickets and performers, visit LaconiaFest.com.