The music of Cody Cooke & the Bayou Outlaws will fill the air of downtown Mena on Friday, May 20, as the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s newest community event hits the streets. “Music on Main” is sure to bring locals and visitors alike to the downtown area for a night of musical entertainment and fun, fun, fun.
Cody Cooke and the Bayou Outlaws are one of the few, authentic, electrifying home-grown Louisiana flavored country bands who put the “good time” back into live country music. Critics and fans alike take notice and welcome the good ole’ sounds of songs reminiscent of Hank Williams (1, 2, and 3), Waylon Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Randy Travis and Merle Haggard. DJs and radio have embraced their sound and dubbed Cody and the Bayou Outlaws’ music as “much needed rough and rowdy country for the 21st century.”
Cody’s debut release, “Gitcha’ Country On” shot up to #7 on the Billboard Country Music Heat Seeker chart and was nominated for two Grammy awards. Their first single, “Buck Wild” climbed Nashville’s Music Row charts and is still played regularly on country music radio – it’s been added to 32 stations recently and is continuing to gain momentum.
“There’s no better feeling than knowing that folks all around the country are requesting one of my songs,” Cody says. His sophomore release, “Sons of the South” climbed to #1 on the Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart for the Southeast and has gained the band opening slots, allowing him to share the stage with some of country music’s best: David Allan Coe, Brantley Gilbert, Neal McCoy, Randy Rogers, Colt Ford, Travis Tritt, Kevin Fowler, Pat Green, Shooter Jennings, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Whiskey Myers, Jason Boland and others. The band’s highly entertaining and energetic live shows have gotten them repeat invitations to play at legendary festivals such as Sturgis Bike Week, Lone Star Rally, Daytona Bike Week, Mud Nationals, Tuff Hedeman Rodeos, and others.
In addition to the music, the Red Ball Convoy will have a static display of military vehicles lining South Mena Street for people to view and appreciate. The Red Ball Convoy is a group of military vehicle enthusiasts who visited Mena last year and couldn’t wait to come back!
The event will also feature a food truck court on Martin Street. Food will begin being served around 6 p.m. with the entertainment lasting from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
“We are looking forward to providing the community with quality entertainment for all ages,” said Melanie Wade, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce. “The downtown area provides the perfect setting for a musical venue, complete with dancing in the streets.”
The event is poised to draw locals and visitors, and one the Chamber hopes to continue throughout the summer. “Our goal is to eventually be able to hold several Music on Main events each year with a variety of music genres. Sponsorship is so important for these goals and we can’t be thankful enough to those who have already generously donated to our vision.”
If you are interested in sponsorship of the event, or would like to volunteer for Chamber events, contact them at 479-394-2912 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsorship Information for the 'Music on Main' event series is available at the Chamber office!
Available sponsorship packages include four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. If you are interested in Sponsoring this year's series of Music on Main events, please contact the Chamber of Commerce. To view the Sponsorship Packages available click the 'Sponsorship Information' button below.
Vendor Applications are Now Available!
If you are interested in being a vendor for this year's Music on Main event series please click on the button below to be directed to the 2022 Music on Main Vendor Application.
Once you have filled out the Vendor Application, please return to the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce located at 524 Sherwood Avenue, Mena, AR 71953.