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Fredricks Outdoor 2015 Spring Concert: 38 Special & Confederate Railroad

  • Fredricks Outdoor 1312 S Bethel Rd Decatur, AL, 35603 United States (map)


Come on out to Fredricks Outdoor and party with us, 38 Special and Confederate Railroad. As usual, it's going to be a full night of fun, music, food, and cold beer. However, this time around, we've got a surprise for you: Free Admission for all people wearing Fredricks Outdoor Apparel. Keep reading!

8:00am 2:00pm Regular store hours.
2:00pm -- Parking Opens
4:45pm 6:00pm Ryan Couron
6:00pm 8:30pm Confederate Railroad
8:30pm 10:00pm 38 Special


Here is the tentative event schedule. The time slots are approximate and might be adjusted slightly. Check back for updates! This event is rain or shine!


We're doing things a little differently this time (and from now on). Here's how admission works:

  • Regular Admission is $20 per person at the gate (kids 10 and under get in free). 
  • If you're wearing Fredricks Outdoor Branded Apparel, you get in FREE.  Wearing Fredricks Apparel makes you part of our Street Team. 
    Street Team benefits include:
    • Random prize giveaways when you're spotted "in the wild" wearing Fredricks Outdoor gear.
    • Free admission to all concert events.
    • Other mysterious, soon-to-be-named benefits.
    • See details about the street team here.
  • Concessions will be sold from 2pm until close (or we run out of stuff to feed you). 
  • Absolutely NO outside food, beverage, or alcohol is permitted on the property. Period. Violators will be hurled into the sun.


After more than three decades together,38 SPECIAL continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance.

Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.

With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more – Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen. [more]


Confederate Railroad first rolled onto the national country music scene in the early 90s with its unique style and sound.

Headed by founder and frontman Danny Shirley, the former backup band for both David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck got their big break by signing with Atlantic Records. The first single from their debut album ("Confederate Railroad") was "She Took It Like A Man". It went to No. 26, a preview of what was to come. "The next two singles, "Jesus and Mama" and "Queen of Memphis" went to the top of the charts. Three more huge hits followed, "Trashy Women", "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back", and "She Never Cried". "Trashy" would lead to a Grammy nomination and become their signature song. That album with six hits and nearly three million sales brought Confederate the Academy of Country Music's Best New Group Award in 1993 as well as numerous nominations from the Country Music Association and the British Country Music Foundation.

The second album, "Notorious", produced one of the group's most popular songs "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind" which became a No. One video as well. "Elvis and Andy" and "Summer in Dixie" would further establish the Railroad as one of the most versatile acts in the business. This album would sell more than one million. Their overal totals are 18 charted hits and five million albums sold. [more]


Maybe the reason the 25-year-old Arkansas native serves up such an authentic, southern-rocked fusion of new and traditional country is the balance he strikes between city and country living. When he’s in the city—Little Rock–he lives and loves the urban life, hanging out with friends and playing gigs at popular venues like Juanita’s.

And when he’s in the country—at his home near Heber Springs, the place where he’d tell you his heart really is–he retreats to his roots: Many of those mornings, Ryan gets up while the night bugs are still singing to hit the deer woods in the silence of the dawn. Evenings find him heading for the riverbank to do the quiet and patient work of fishing. And in the afternoons, he might be riding horses, taking a siesta under a shade tree, or studying sheets of music, guitar in hand, working out rhythms, riffs, and lyrics.

In any setting, the Ryan you see is always going to be the Ryan you get. He’s just a down-to-earth country boy who loves using his talent and passion for music to show friends and fans a good time.


As usual, we're charging admission for this event. $20 at the gate (kids 10 and under are free). However, we're changing things up a little bit and introducing our new Fredricks Outdoor Street Team program. What does that mean, you ask? Well I'll tell you:

  • Wear any Fredricks Outdoor branded t-shirt, and you get into the concert for free. In fact, you get into all of them for free, from here on out. Yes, we're serious.
  • Don't have a Fredricks Outdoor T-Shirt? That's alright. We're selling them here at the store. We're building a selection of shirts, jackets, and other apparel for you to choose from. Come check it out.
  • If you're spotted out and about with a Fredricks Outdoor shirt on by one of our qualified staff members, you'll receive an on-the-spot prize (sometimes cash, sometimes other prizes). It's our way of saying thanks for promoting our brand.

There is fine print, but not much (for now). What fine print there is can be found here on the program page. We'll update it as things progress (and we'll even post a gallery of available product), but it's pretty sparse right now.