Parmalee to headline Red, White & Boom in Cape Coral

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The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department announces the return of the annual Red, White and Boom on Thursday, July 4.
The Cape Coral Bridge, as well as Cape Coral Parkway from Del Prado to the bridge, will close at 3 a.m. on July 4 to prepare for the day’s activities.
Country artist Parmalee will be the headline entertainment that night prior to the fireworks display. Music will start at 5:15 p.m., and Parmalee performs at 8 p.m.
Known for their distinct family harmony, irresistible melodies, and sure-fire radio favorites, including Billboard’s Most Played Country Song of 2022, “Take My Name,” Parmalee has not-so-quietly become one of the genre’s most undeniable contemporary country hitmakers.
The group – comprised of brothers Matt Thomas (guitar/lead vocals) and Scott Thomas (drums), along with their cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life-long friend Josh McSwain (guitar) – has accumulated more than 1 billion on-demand streams and three No. 1 hits including their breakthrough hit “Carolina,” the Blanco Brown collaboration “Just The Way” and “Take My Name.” Parmalee’s current single, “Girl In Mine,” is a Top 10 hit and climbing. All but “Carolina” are on Parmalee’s new album “For You 2,” which, at 18 songs deep, is the deluxe version of the band’s third studio project “For You,” which was released in 2021.
Matt co-wrote 17 of the 18 songs on “For You 2.” After the album was initially released, the singer took a break from writing for a few months but soon jumped back in with the intention of beating songs he had already written. While Parmalee had enough tracks to complete their fourth full-length album easily, the men decided to extend the legs on “For You” with five new songs and attract even more people to the undeniably hit-rich collection.
“I’m a melody guy,” Matt says. “If I have a melody I love, I’ll start there, then work on the lyrics. These five new songs are my favorite melodies of the songs that I’ve been a part of. That’s obviously first.”
Getting to this point took a near-death experience, a second mortgage, and over 20 years of grinding it out together. The band formed in 2001, worked day jobs, and toured on the weekends until they signed with Stoney Creek Records in 2011.
Admission to the annual event is free, and lawn chairs are encouraged. VIP Boom Zone tickets are available online. For more event details, visit www.capeboom.com

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