Goodwill Manasota, 92.1 CTQ partner to present 'Young Guns of Country'

Sizzling new country artists to take the stage at Van Wezel for free show

Published Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Young Guns of Country - Jerron NeimannYoung Guns of Country - Runaway JuneSARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the second year, Goodwill Manasota is partnering with 92.1 CTQ for “Young Guns of Country,” a free concert featuring some of country music’s hottest young acts, on Wednesday, September 7 at the Van Wezel  Performing Arts Hall (777 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota). Performers Jerrod Niemann, Runaway June, Jordan Rager, William Michael Morgan and Chris Lane are scheduled to take the stage; this show has been made possible by sponsors including Rapid Security Solutions, Cool Today, Van Wezel Foundation and Nancy’s Bar-B-Q.

“We are definitely looking forward to our Young Guns of Country concert,” said ‘Maverick & Lulu in the Morning’ on 92.1 CTQ. “This is going to be a great night with some exciting new artists. It's an honor to have Goodwill Manasota as our partner in presenting this highly-anticipated show!"

Doors open at 6 p.m.; food from Nancy’s Bar-B-Q and drinks will be available for purchase at this time. Show begins at 7 p.m.               

“We are very grateful for the ongoing support of 92.1 CTQ’s Maverick and Lulu, and iHeart Media,” said Goodwill Manasota Foundation vice president Veronica Brandon Miller. “We’re always seeking new and creative ways to raise awareness of our important mission and this concert provides us with a wonderful opportunity to bring our organization to the attention of potential new friends. We encourage local country music fans to experience the fun of shopping at one of our Goodwill retail store before the concert – they just might find the perfect cowboy hat or boots to wear to the show!”

While this is a free show, tickets are required for entry; tickets are available at select local businesses while supplies last. Go to for locations and dates.

For more information, call (941) 355-2721 or go to

Up and coming country artist Jerrod Niemann will take the stage for the ‘Young Guns of Country’ concert on September 7
Hot new country band Runaway June will perform during the ‘Young Guns of Country’ concert at Van Wezel on September 7

About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2015, Goodwill Manasota served 22,739 people, placed 961 people in jobs and assisted 358 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 41 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit