With his rugged good looks and rich baritone vocals, southeastern Michigan’s Alan Turner has been touted as a “Tim McGraw with a Toby Keith attitude.” That, coupled with the power of Turner’s Steel Horse Band, makes for a promising night of fun, soulful country music on CTAC’s Petoskey stage.
Alan Turner found his love of music at a very young age. Turner’s mother, a Sunday school teacher, was teaching him to read music and play piano when he was just six years old. Turner’s father, also a singer/songwriter, was a constant inspiration until his death when Turner was ten.
“Shortly before his death, my father had given me Kenny Roger’s album, ‘The Gambler,’” Turner explained. “I think it was the combination of my father’s musical influence and that old vinyl record of Kenny’s that led to my love of country music.”
This love is visible in Turner’s music in the way he delivers each song on stage. That love came full circle in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2010 when he and the band had the honor of meeting Kenny Rogers and being his direct opening act.
All across the USA and Canada, Alan Turner has thrilled crowds with high energy country and a pumping rock ‘n roll sound that no one delivers better. From Turner jumping off the stage to sing and dance with the fans, to the driving beat of a very confident and talented Steel Horse Band, you won't want to miss a show. They truly have made their mark as performers.
Make it a "Date Night" and drop the kids off at our inaugural Kids' Night Out! Kids ages 5-10 can hang out in CTAC's Visual Arts and Dance studios, enjoying pizza, art projects, a movie and more, while parents enjoy free time and the concert. Drop-off begins at 5:30 p.m., with pick-up occurring when the concert ends. Cost is $15 per child and $10 for each additional sibling.