Country music artist Jason Michael Carroll will be the headliner at the 12th annual StarDaze Festival in Star City. Carroll will perform at 10 p.m. on April 18.

Carroll rose to fame after being discovered at a local talent competition in 2004 and later signed to the Arista Nashville label in 2006, releasing his debut album Waitin’ In The Country. The album produced three Top 40 hits including “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song,” and “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead” and soared to number one on the US Country charts, selling nearly half a million copies.  Both of Carroll’s following albums, Growing Up Is Getting Old and Numbers have charted on the Billboard Top 200.

He has opened for Brooks & Dunn, Trace Adkins, and Alan Jackson, and was a featured part of Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride’s 2008 tour. He was also performed on Good Morning America, at the CMA Music Festival, and has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage on multiple occasions.

After a record-setting Stardaze crowd of over 30,000 last year, this year is expected to be even better. The Hope Healthcare Midway will kick things off on Wednesday, April 15. Food and Craft vendors will open on Friday, April 17. The Relyance Bank Stage will turn up the live entertainment on Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Saturday’s events get underway with a 5K Run at the Cane Creek State Park, Star City Women’s League Arm Wrestling Competition, Motorcycle Point Run, and the finest Car Show in South Arkansas. Live entertainment starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Every Stardaze show is free so come out and be part of Arkansas’ fastest growing festival.

Entertainment Schedule

April 17

6 p.m. – Brian Davis
8 p.m. – Old Dominion
10 p.m. – Chase Bryant

April 18

2 p.m. – Lower 40
4 p.m. – Kristen Kelley
6 p.m. – Jared Blake
8 p.m. – Outshyne
10 p.m. – Jason Michael Carroll