Granger Smith, Tyler Rich at West Coast Thunder XIX May 28

Monday, May 28th at 6:00am
Southern California Fair at Lake Perris Farigrounds
18700 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 92571
United States
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2018 marks West Coast Thunder’s 19th Anniversary, and again with the support of Riverside Harley-Davidson and Stater Bros. Charities, K-FROG will present Wheelhouse Records Recording Artist Granger Smith at Southern California Fair Grounds in Perris on Memorial Day, May 28.

Each year upwards of 7,500 motorcyclists pack the street of Indiana Avenue in Riverside, California, to observe and participate in the tradition of West Coast Thunder.  Riders will honor the military with an opening ceremony and then parade to the Southern California Fairgrounds in Perris, where the salute continues with a live performance by Granger Smith and Tyler Rich.

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Granger Smith

Photo: Paul De La Cerda

Country music trailblazer, Granger Smith, is the flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s imprint, Wheelhouse Records. With sold-out national tours, a social media following of more than 6.5 million, and YouTube views exceeding 100 million, Granger Smith has amassed a rabid audience, while building a truly groundbreaking career. Granger’s current album, Remington, released March 2016 via Wheelhouse Records, claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes country album chart on release day and garnered him the No. 1 debut for first week sales via Nielson Soundscan (3/14). The album, produced by Granger Smith and Frank Rogers, features the hit single “Backroad Song,” which landed the No. 1 spot at country radio (Billboard Country Airplay, Mediabase and Music Row charts). Granger also received a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing (Climbing Windmills) and performing “Backroad Song.” The follow-up smash, “If The Boot Fits,” reached the Top 5.

Tyler Rich

Photo: Big Machine Label Group

Raised in Yuba City, a small farming community in Northern California, Tyler Rich found his love of music gathered around a Christmas tree alongside family singing holiday classics and family favorites of all genres including Creedence Clearwater Revival, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Tom Petty. At age 8 his cousin introduced him to the Country sounds of George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson before his grandparents surprised a then 14-year-old with a guitar so he could join in the annual jams. Fast forward to graduating college with a degree in Economics, Tyler moved to LA to pursue a different game of numbers – music – exploring various genres with songwriting and bands before taking the leap as a solo artist.

His fanbase has grown from Sacramento, supporting his independent release to signing a record deal with The Valory Music Company and publishing agreement with Big Machine Music. While introducing his amplified sound and infectious energy coast to coast, the 2018 CMT Listen Up Artist has moved to Nashville and become a road warrior performing alongside some of the genre’s top acts including Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Cole Swindell and Dan + Shay.

To purchase concert tickets, click here. To register and participate in the motorcycle parade, click here.