Hometown Girl, Shari Rowe, Wows at Westgate

by Ellen Ann / 2508 days ago / Comments

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.

Rowe’s newest single, “Southern Spells” was released on May 22, and it is already charting.  This is exciting since it has only been out for about ten days.  Country radio stations across the nation are giving it a ton of air time. 

Rowe has been featured in Center Stage Magazine in two separate Conversations with Missy episodes.  With CMA Fest coming up, I am sure there will be many more interviews in store for Rowe.  Stay tuned for more on this country music gem.  Arizona is so proud of her.


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I grew up in Philadelphia which is rich in the culture of music and arts. I played the cello for 3 years in elementary school and for a short time I was a part of the Philadelphia Children's Orchestra. I believe every home should have a piano whether anyone plays it or not. Someone will almost always try to learn and there is always a friend or relative who will just sit down and play. I enjoy most music, live theater, and live comedy. Music brings back memories, soothes the soul, changes my mood and outlook. Sometimes all it takes is a favorite song to make the day beautiful! I now live in the Phoenix, AZ area where I am a not-so-boring accountant. I try to make time to travel, explore the area where I live, the music and arts in the southwest, and just, in general, learn who I really am and who I want to be.