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

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

Published Thursday, August 24, 2017

Rising young country star Easton Corbin will perform at the Young Guns of Country concert on September 12SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – For the third year, Goodwill Manasota and 92.1 CTQ are partnering for “Young Guns of Country,” a free concert featuring some of country music’s hottest young acts, on Tuesday, September 12 at the Van Wezel  Performing Arts Hall (777 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota). Rising stars Easton Corbin, Midland, and Walker McGuire are scheduled to take the stage.

Major sponsor for this show is Sean McCutcheon’s Air Conditioning and Heating. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7 p.m.

“We would definitely encourage the community not to miss the Young Guns of Country concert,” said Lulu of ‘Maverick & Lulu in the Morning’ on 92.1 CTQ. “This event offers people the opportunity to say, ‘I got to see them – for free – just before they got their big break!’ We’re honored to have Goodwill Manasota as our partner in presenting this exciting show." 

“We are very grateful for the ongoing support of 92.1 CTQ’s Maverick and Lulu, and iHeart Media,” added Goodwill Manasota vice president Veronica Brandon Miller. “This concert provides us with a wonderful opportunity to work with a trusted community partner to bring our organization to the attention of potential new friends. We encourage local country music fans to experience the fun of shopping at Goodwill 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 92.1 CTQ Young Guns of Country ticket stops. Upcoming ticket stops take place on Aug.26 at El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant (1330 US Hwy 301, Palmetto), Sept. 2 at Pit Stop Auto Repair Shop (4402 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and on Sept. 9 at Cox Chevrolet (2900 Cortez Road W., Bradenton) from 12-2 p.m. Tickets are first come, first served; limited number per location and limit of four tickets per household. 

For more information or a complete list of ticket stops, call (941) 355-2721 or go to


PHOTO ID: Rising young country star Easton Corbin will perform at the Young Guns of Country concert on September 12

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 2016, Goodwill Manasota served 28,207 people, placed 755 people in jobs and assisted 240 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 40 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