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Eli Young Band will headline free 'Country in the City' concert on City Hall Plaza

September 6, 2016

Mayor's Office

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Mayor's Office

BOSTON - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment in partnership with Country 102.5 FM radio today announced the Eli Young Band will headline the inaugural "Country in the City" concert taking place on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

"I am excited that the City of Boston will host its first-ever Country in the City concert on City Hall Plaza this September," said Mayor Walsh. "I want to thank Country 102.5 and the Eli Young Band for working with us to bring this idea to reality."    

The Eli Young Band is famous for the hit songs "Crazy Girl", "Even if it Breaks Your Heart", "When it Rains", and their new hit single "Saltwater Gospel."

"Our music focuses on subjects that everyone can relate to, from heartbreak to first love," said Mike Eli, lead singer. "We are so excited to bring our music to Boston for everyone to enjoy, whether you are Mayor Walsh or a college student new to town."

"Country 102.5 is excited to partner with Mayor Walsh and help bring country music in the city of Boston to life," said Mike Brophey, 102.5's program director. "We are always enthusiastic about spreading the message of great country music...and now it's The Eli Young Band on City Hall Plaza!  How cool!"

2016 will mark the inaugural year for Country in the City.

About the Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment

The Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment is committed to producing fun, free public events for Bostonians and visitors to the city, and is proud to collaborate with Country 102.5 as our partner for Country in the City.

For further information please call 617-635-3911, visit @VisitBostonCity on Twitter, or Boston City Tourism on Facebook. City Hall Plaza is accessible by MBTA via Haymarket (Orange and Green), State Street (Orange and Blue), or Park Street (Green and Red).

About Eli Young Band

Eli Young Band kicked off summer with brand new music, marking their first single on The Valory music Co. and continuing their evolution with Big Machine Label Group. Their last album 10,000 TOWNS ranked #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, landed a coveted Top 5 spot on the Billboard 200 and claimed the top spot on the iTunes Country Albums chart. EYB's hit singles have been awarded Billboard's #1 Country Song of the Year and ACM Song of the Year, in addition to garnering EYB numerous nominations from GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, ACA and Teen Choice Awards. For tour dates and more, visit

About Country 102.5

WKLB-FM is owned by Greater Boston Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. It also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.