Lance Allen returns to Canyon Lake to open Ty Herndon Concert


Lance Allen is returning to Canyon Lake as the opening act for the Ty Herndon Concert at the lodge on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Lance, a native Californian, is the son of a cattle rancher in Oklahoma who has kept those roots at heart as well as being a member of the Chickasaw Nation which prides itself in its rich traditions and stories that have been passed down from generation to generation and has served as an inspiration in his songwriting.

The local artist started his career at the young age as a singer songwriter in contemporary Christian music. His first album produced three radio hits. His song “He’s There” landed at number three where it remained in the top 10 for 16 weeks.

Lance is the current West Coast Country Music Association’s Country Male Entertainer and Vocalist of the Year. He was recently named Most Promising Male Vocalist, Entertainer and Songwriter at the North American Country Music Association International Competition in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lance is no stranger to Canyon Lake. He was the opening act for the Darryl Worley Concert at the lodge in October 2016 and performed at a private lakefront party earlier this year.

Lance will take the stage in the Holiday Bay Room at 7:30 p.m. followed by Ty Herndon at 8:30.

Ty is a Grammy nominated and Dove award-winning contemporary country music artist whose career spans over two decades. He’s charted 17 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Song chart with five million albums sold. His 20-year music career resulted in four number one smash hits: “What Mattered Most,” “Living in the Moment,” “It Must Be Love” and “Loved Too Much.”

In 2010, Ty received a Grammy award nomination in the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album category for “Journey On.” He also received a Dove award that same year for Best Bluegrass Recorded Song for “When We Fly.”

In 2016, Ty released his latest album, “House of Fire.” The album is a collection of 12 songs that shows a deeper, greater strength from a man who has been there and back and lived to tell about it. The album received critical accolades from the Nashville music community as well as USA Today, Rolling Stone Country and Huffington Post.

Doug Schultz, Canyon Lake resident and producer of Concerts at the Lodge, first met Ty Herndon in the late 90s when Ty performed at 4th & B, a 2,000 capacity concert hall in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego that Doug managed.

“Ty was an up and coming artist at the time who had a few hits plus a number one single, “What Mattered Most,” and the audience loved him.” said Doug.

Doug, the current concert manager for KSON Country 97.3 FM San Diego said, “For years we played Ty Herndon on air and was one of the most requested artists.”

The Ty Herndon concert will be an up front and personal acoustic performance. “It means the show will use instruments to produce sound through acoustic means as opposed to electric guitars or other instruments, and it gives the Canyon Lake audience that VIP private party feel,” said Doug.

Tickets for this concert are $25 for general admission; $50 for reserved VIP seats. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the POA office and through the POA website at