EAU CLAIRE -- Country music star Jo Dee Messina will perform Friday as part of Carson Goes Country at the Carson Park baseball stadium.

Opening acts will be Austin Fire and the Brady Luke Band.

The event, presented by the Eau Claire Express and Fusion Events, will be a front-line worker celebration. Front-line workers can get access to discounted general admission tickets by filling out a form at carsongoescountry.com.

Messina is known for hits such as "Bring on the Rain," "Heads Carolina, Tails California," "Burn," "Bye Bye" and "Lesson in Leavin'."  

This is the second iteration of Carson Goes Country, after the event debuted in 2016 featuring David Nail and Joe Diffie.

This is an all-ages event. Tickets range in price from $16 to $35 and are available at carsongoescountry.com.

For more information go to the website or email events director Brian Sandy at brians@ppgwi.com.