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Apollo 11 50th Live Bands Announced: WALK THE MOON and Phillip Phillips

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon with a blockbuster concert July 20. See award-winning artists WALK THE MOON and Phillip Phillips live as part of Apollo 11 50th Live, presented by JSC Federal Credit Union.


Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, WALK THE MOON consists of Nicholas Petricca (singer/keyboardist), Kevin Ray (bassist), Eli Maiman (guitarist), and Sean Waugaman (drummer). In 2015, the band catapulted to stardom when their hit single “Shut Up and Dance,” which is included on their RIAA Certified Gold album TALKING IS HARD, became a multi-platinum global smash that peaked at No. 1 on the Alternative, Hot AC, AC charts, No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and went to No. 2 at Top 40 radio.

Throughout their career, the band has had a slew of honors including winning two Billboard Music Awards, a nomination for an MTV Music Video Award for Best Rock Video, American Music Award nominations for Favorite Pop/Rock Duo Or Group, New Artist of the Year, and Favorite Alternative Rock Artist.

They were also nominated for an iHeart Radio Music Award for Best Duo/Group of the Year, Song of the Year, and Alternative Rock Song of the Year for “Shut Up and Dance.” Recently, the band released their sophomore album entitled What If Nothing which included both “Kamikaze” and “One Foot” , which hit no. 1 at Alternative Radio. The band headlined their “Press Restart” Tour in support of the album and most recently released their newest single “Timebomb.”

Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips is a singer/songwriter from Leesburg, Georgia, who won the 11th season of American Idol in May 2012.

His debut single “Home” hit No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over five million copies in the United States. The single also was nominated for the Billboard Music Awards as Top Rock Song in 2013. Phillips has since released three successful albums.

Attend the iconic anniversary and take part in an array of space-themed activities, including late-night NASA Tram Tours to Rocket Park and the Apollo Mission Control Center, notable speakers, book signings, an outdoor festival with a concert, a family STEM zone – and more. The first 15,000 celebration guests will receive an interactive LED wristband (issued onsite to ticketholders) to illuminate the experience. The festival includes an outdoor 1960s inspired Discovery Reserve Beer Garden provided by Budweiser.

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