Mae Estes and the Solar Express

Female Vocalist of the Year Mae Estes will perform in Hope, Arkansas , as part of Solar Express Events. In anticipation of the 2024 Solar Eclipse, Hope Tourism Commission announces a free concert featuring headliner Mae Estes, Arkansas Country Music Awards' Female Vocalist of the Year.

Estes, a Hope native, will perform on Sunday, April 7th, as part of a weekend full of events for the 2024 Solar Express Celebration. "Solar Sunday on the Big Stage" will take place on the CMC stage at Hope Fair Park and will feature two hometown performers.

Gates will open at 5:00 pm, with Wyatt Putman opening at 6:00pm and Mae Estes taking the stage at 7:00pm. No entry fee will be charged for admission, and food trucks will be available for food and drink purchases. Bring your chairs and your family for a night of music by artists that began their careers right here in our very own hometown. For complete solar express details visit

Mae Estes:
Mae started singing the national anthem at age 7 in the middle of an Arkansas rodeo arena.
Hope, Arkansas native Mae Estes hasn't stopped singing since. Paying dues in Music City for nearly a decade, she's now stacked with stories to tell. In 2019, Estes began releasing music and signed her first publishing deal with Plaid Flag Music in 2020. She's since racked up more than 10 million streams across platforms and over one million views on YouTube, independently and organically building a quickly growing fan base with her "plain-spoken truth." In 2023, Estes released her debut EP, "Before the Record," a six-song project produced by hit songwriter Paul Sikes. Later that year, she announced a signing with Big Machine Records, WME Agency, Kobalt Music, and Blue Bronco Entertainment. She was also honored with Arkansas CMA Female Vocalist of the Year for the third consecutive year in her home state. Events such as The Grand Ole Opry, NHL Stadium Series, PBR Stadium Series, Music City Grand Prix, Wrangler's National Finals Rodeo, The Bluebird Cafe, CMA Fest, Nissan Stadium, The Country Music Hall of Fame, and more have hosted this "stone-cold country newcomer." She joins Jackson Dean on his "Head Full of Noise" Tour in 2024 and looks forward to releasing new music. 


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