Looking for a great way to celebrate the end of summer? Look no further than Lakeside Icehouse, where country artist Clayton Gardner will be performing on September 17.

Fort Worth native and fellow Aggie, Clayton Gardner is a Texas singer-songwriter at the height of his career. A regular on the College Station music scene, Gardner actually got his start in Aggieland when he picked up a guitar in his dorm one night and taught himself how to play.

He has come a long way since that day, with his second album, “Lucky 7” (2013) hitting the iTunes Top 20 Country Albums and a song from that album, “Table for Two” ranking #45 on the Texas Music Charts Top 100. His newest album, “Under the Lights,” released in 2015, is his bestselling album. The hit “Buy You a Drink” landed a spot in the Top 10 on Texas Radio.

With the opportunity to work with stars of Texas country music early on in his career, it is no surprise that Clayton Gardner is such a success. He has co-written and performed with country stars such as Pat Green, Josh Abbott, Cody Johnson, Jack Ingram, Kevin Fowler, and Aaron Watson. He says that the legends George Strait and Keith Whitley are his inspirations.

Gardner performs in many venues across Texas, and you can often catch him right at home in College Station and other venues in the Brazos Valley. Recently, Gardner has played at The Red Brick Tavern in Conroe, TX, Dobbin Saloon in Montgomery County, and the Dixie Chicken on Northgate. He has also performed for various campus concert venues such as the Gamma Phi Beta house and tailgates on Texas A&M’s campus.

Gardner will be performing at the Lakeside Ice House on Lake Bryan. A venue for all ages, Lakeside Icehouse serves as a restaurant, boat dock, campground, and concert venue all in one. The perfect place to end the summer, the concert area faces the lake, making it possible to watch the gorgeous Texas sunset while enjoying live music.