June First Friday in Warsaw to feature Nashville recording artist

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Nashville Recording Artist Danny Perdieu will highlight June’s First Friday.

The theme for the June 7 event is “Jammin’ June.” First Friday is 5 to 9 p.m. downtown Warsaw. 

Lake Area Community Band will take the main stage with patriotic music at the intersection of Center and Buffalo streets from 6 to 7 p.m. Perdieu takes the stage on the courthouse square from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Perdieu, known in the Nashville music industry as a tour manager for artists like Kellie Pickler, Keith Anderson, Phil Vassar, Colton Dixon and others, released his own solo artist CD, “Random Roads,” in April, according to thecountrynote.com. It included his single “Joe’s at the Bar.”

A native of Lynchburg, Va., he’s also worked as a support act tour manager on tours such as Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Casting Crowns, nowplayingnashville.com states.

About “Random Roads,” Perdieu told digitaljournal.com, “I write about the human spirit. This project is a little more intense in that it deals with other people’s journey in life not just my own. It’s a more uptempo project. I’m a big military supporter. My song ‘The Last Walk Home’ was written about a soldier who shared his father’s military story and history with me while in Iraq on a USO Tour with Kellie Pickler.

“My song ‘The Great USA’ was inspired by an Army veteran I met in New York outside of Madison Square Garden while on tour with Taylor Swift,” he explained. “I named the project Random Roads just because it’s from different roads and stages of my life. It’s all stories about life.”

Paula Bowman, First Friday coordinator, encouraged people to bring their lawn chairs to Perdieu’s concert downtown. 

She also said First Friday will include food vendors, downtown store specials, “great food and great music.” 

The Crossroads Kids Zone is returning to First Friday and features bounce houses, fun and games for children.

“It’s available for parents to drop off their kids and for the kids to have fun, supervised play,” Bowman said. 

The July First Friday will feature the music of Country Heart. The theme for the event is Hometown Picnic. Bowman said there will be watermelon, hot dogs and other picnic foods, as well as the regular food vendors. 

The theme for August will be centered around the First Friday car show. 

First Friday is sponsored by the Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation, Warsaw Community Development Corp. and the city of Warsaw.