Westgate Entertainment District’s Fountain Park is usually filled with people on Friday and Saturday nights.  They offer free, live music from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.  On this particular Memorial Day Weekend Saturday night, the area was packed.  Not only with families with their children playing in the splash pad, but country fans who came out to see our very own hometown rising star, Shari Rowe.

Rowe certainly did not disappoint.  She performed with her band, which includes her husband, Kevin, for almost three hours.  They did take two short breaks from performing in the Arizona heat, during which Rowe took pictures with her fans. 

Her rousing performance of original and cover songs made me realize that Nashville is not the only city that raises country music stars.  Granted, Rowe and her band travel to Nashville multiple times a year as it is the country music capital of the United States.  As a matter of fact, Rowe is performing at CMA Fest in Nashville this coming weekend.  The four-day festival is one of the country’s largest music festivals.

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