Nashville country artist headlines Rock the Clock

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Filmore, an original country music act out of Nashville, will headline Plain City’s Rock The Clock.

(Posted July 20, 2022)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Are you ready to rock? Then, bring your dancing shoes, appetite, and thirst for a music-filled evening to Plain City.

On July 30, the annual summer music festival, Rock The Clock, will take place on the streets of uptown Plain City. Organizer Tim Dawson, owner of Pioneer Pizza and The Grainery, is excited to once again host this family-friendly event.

“It’s geared 100 percent around the community,” he said, noting that admission is free.

Streets will close at noon, leaving the heart of Plain City walkable for those who attend the event. All the action will take place on Main Street between Maple Street and North Avenue and on Chillicothe Street between Bigelow and First avenues.

The Naked Karate Girls, a dance/rock party band, are back by popular demand at Plain City’s Rock The Clock.

The event starts at approximately 3 p.m. when food and drink vendors open for business. Members of the Jonathan Alder High School softball team will staff a Pioneer Pizza stand with all proceeds going to the softball program. Lil e’s Ice Cream, another Plain City outfit, will be on site, as will Juanita Concessions, a regular at the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show that takes place annually in Plain City.

Juanita’s is bringing three food trailers, serving fresh-squeezed lemonade, Texas tenderloin, hot dogs, steak burgers, fried bologna, Italian sausage, corn dogs, chicken strips, French fries, funnel cakes and more. High Bank Distillery out of Columbus, one of the event’s sponsors, will be serving hard liquor. Beer trucks are planned, too.

Children’s activities, including bounce houses, face painting and balloon artist, start at 5 p.m., as does the live music lineup.

The Sean Prather Band, a group with Madison County roots and a country vibe, will kick off the live music at Plain City’s Rock The Clock.

Kicking off the entertainment is Madison County’s own Sean Prather Band performing country music. The group has played at The Grainery and at other area events and venues.

Crowd favorite Naked Karate Girls takes the stage from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This marks the third year the band has performed at Rock The Clock. They are neither naked or girls; they are a high-energy, fun-loving dance/rock band who has performed at more than 3,000 events since 2008. They’ll be throwing in some country tunes, too.

The headlining act, Filmore, will round out the evening, playing from 10 to 11:45 p.m. Tyler Filmore, a Missouri native now living in Nashville, specializes in country music influenced by pop and electronic elements. His debut album, “State I’m In,” includes his newest radio single, “Nothing’s Better,” along with sing-along favorites, “Other Girl,” “Love That About You,” and “Slower.”

“He has a cool vibe about him that I like,” Dawson said about why he chose Filmore as this year’s headliner.

Dawson welcomes anyone who would like to volunteer at Rock The Clock. He needs people to help with drink wristbands, beer ticket sales, and beer distribution.

“It takes 105 to 110 volunteers to put this event on. The more people we get to help, the easier it is,” he said.

Visit www.rocktheclock.org for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

The primary sponsors for Rock The Clock 2022 are Pioneer Roofing and Pioneer Pizza.

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