EATON — A former American Idol contender played the Preble County Historical Society Amphitheater last Friday night, for an excited crowd of fans of all ages.
Alexis Gomez — a top-12 finalist on American Idol Season 14 — and her band donated a portion of ticket sales from the Friday, Aug. 12, show to the Preble County Historical Society, according to PCHS Executive Director Lisa White.
Gomez played for a two hours and covered major country hits from artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Carrie Underwood. The concert brought in approximately 160 guests and 80 percent of them had never been to the venue, White said.
Gomez stayed after the concert to sign and autograph posters for her fans and put smiles many young faces.
A ten year old from Lewisburg, who recently was the runner up in the Lewisburg Derby Days Talent Show, was invited to sing on stage with Gomez and the band.
The PCHS’ next concert event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, from 12:30-6 p.m. with music from the Richmond Jazz Orchestra, Something Good, Neptune, and the Preble County Line Band. The day of music is free to attend.