WXPN Welcomes The Jess Zimmerman Band

Performance Date: June 22, 2023 | 6:30 pm
Style: Country/Rock

The Jess Zimmerman band is a country rock band formed in 2015 and based in southeastern pa. Jess’s love for country music combined with rock influences from musicians/artists like Halestorm, Underwood, Van Halen, Gaga, Benatar, and McBride, the jess Zimmerman band is a sweet cocktail of country and rock music adding in variety of other genres providing an exciting and entertaining live show.

Jess Zimmerman was nominated and won the 2019 “best female vocalist” in the central Pennsylvania music hall of fame awards and the Jess Zimmerman band was awarded “Best Country Band” in 2021 at the CPMA’s most recent awards show.
The band was nominated for five awards this year at the Nashville Josie music awards show. Including: “Entertainer of the Year”, “Best Rock Singer” (Jess). “Album Of The Year” (Breathe), “Video Of The Year” (The Old Me), and “Fans Choice Award”. The band, took home, Country Rock Album of the Year (Breathe).
The band has written and recorded four records at Omnisound Studios, Nashville with more to come! Their fourth studio album, be the light, was released may 21,2023 at Mickey’s Black Box, located on the grounds of rock Lititz campus, in Lititz, Pa. Be the light is a bright, bold, feel good record with deep meaning. The Jess Zimmerman’s 10 track album, be the light, can now be found on all streaming platforms. The band’s first ep “The Jess Zimmerman band” was released in 2016, followed by “Red” in 2018. Their first full length album “Breathe” debuted in 2021 and won “best country rock album of the year” at the Josie Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry in 2022.
The Jess Zimmerman Band won the 1st Citadel Palooza rising star contest and has been playing the citadel country spirit USA Festival every year since. The band has opened shows and shared the stage with a list of monumental artists such as Hunter Hayes, little Big Town, Toby Keith and Trace Atkins to name a few.
The JZ band has worked with bob 94.9 fm iheart country radio and has kicked off shows for Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, High Valley, and Drew Baldridge. The band tours nationally and has performed at multiple Nascar tracks for race fans while also honoring veterans and first responders along the way. Stops have been homestead-Miami speedway, Daytona international speedway, Dover international speedway, Michigan international speedway, Watkin-Glen, Bristol motor speedway and many other festivals, state fairs and events
Jess and the band have worked at helping to keep live country music alive with witf, pbs kids and the American Music Theatre. The band performed and showcased in presenting, “Country Music” a film by Ken Burns hosted at the American Music Theatre in 2019. Stay tuned as there is a whole lot more to come from this rising band.