The COUNTRY THROWDOWN TOUR® Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink–the first annual multi-stage country tour from 4 FINI, Inc., producers and creators of the hugely successful Vans Warped Tour–will commence May 14 at the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL and rolls into West Palm’s Cruzan Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 15 with doors opening at 1PM.(see the full list of tour dates, cities and venues below, with more to be announced). Pre-sale tickets are available now at all Ticketmaster locations and www.CountryThrowdown.com. With a unique commemorative 3D ticket design, the pre-sale ticket also serves as a jump-the-line pass allowing fans into the venue first through a separate line.
The General on sale for COUNTRY THROWDOWN Saturday, May 15 at West Palm’s Cruzan Amphitheatre begins Friday, March 19 at 10AM. Tickets are $41.00 and $28.00 for Reserved Seats and $21.00 for Festival Lawn. There is also a Festival Lawn 4-Pack (4 lawn tickets) for just $65.00. Tickets are available through the PNC Bank box office at the Amphitheatre, www.livenation.com or charge-by-phone: 800-745-3000.
**A special opening sale weekend price of $10.00 for the Festival Lawn and $20.00 for Reserved Seats will be available from Friday March 19, 10AM through Sunday March 21 at Midnight. And if you purchase from the PNC Bank box office at the Amphitheatre on Friday there will be no service charges!** (Box Office will be open Friday only)
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.
COUNTRY THROWDOWN is anchored by headliners Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town and Jack Ingram. Other artists confirmed for the first annual multi-stage country tour include Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, The Lost Trailers, Heidi Newfield, Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove and Emily West. They will be performing on three stages (one main stage and two side stages). Check out new videos from the artists, full band profiles, and free Mp3s, all up now at http://www.countrythrowdown.com/bands.
The outdoor amphitheater trek features a diverse lineup bringing together established and emerging artists in the country music scene, as well as a full concourse of lifestyle attractions and vendors–all with an affordable ticket price. Doors will open daily at 1:00pm and fans are encouraged to come early to win the chance for a front-row seat upgrade; join in the pre-show party at the Throwdown Happy Hour; get autographs from their favorite artists; and watch the Bluebird Café tent artists. Also, by bringing an empty Rockstar Energy Drink can, fans will be able to get in early through the separate Rockstar entry. In addition, fans that spend $30.00 on Wrangler jeans (in participating retail locations) will receive a COUNTRY THROWDOWN tour poster and will be entered for the chance to win concert tickets and meet-and-greets with their favorite tour artists.
In keeping with the COUNTRY THROWDOWN spirit of discovering new artists, the tour has partnered with The Bluebird Café–an iconic music club in Nashville–to feature nine emerging singer-songwriters. The Cafe is world-renowned for launching the careers of Garth Brooks–who went on to become the biggest selling solo artist in the history of music–Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift, to name a few. The Bluebird Café tent will feature Ashley Ray, Brad Tursi, Cory Branan, Dave Pahanish, Jedd Hughes, Sarah Buxton, Troy Olsen, Heather Morgan and Walker Hayes. Fans will get to see these extraordinary up-and-coming-artists perform intimate “In the Round”-type sets–whereby musicians take turns performing together while briefly describing their songcraft–in the Bluebird Café Tent throughout the day, as well as see them play nightly on a specially designed stage during the main stage set changes. To learn more about these emerging acts, visit: http://www.countrythrowdown.com/bands. More info about The Bluebird Café is listed below.
To keep the festival affordable for all concertgoers, COUNTRY THROWDOWN is proud to announce the Throwdown Ticket Takeover which gives fans a chance to get up close and personal for one fair ticket price. Instead of the traditional front-to-back tiered ticketing–where fans who pay more get closer–THROWDOWN is splitting the seats down the middle. For a limited time during the pre-sale fans who purchase tickets early via www.CountryThrowdown.com can select the Ticket Takeover-priced ticket and be as close as the front row; regular tiered ticketing will still be available for purchase for half of the amphitheater seating. COUNTRY THROWDOWN is also teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity® to offer fans premium seats and exclusive VIP Packages to benefit great causes. Fans can now purchase this special selection of premium seats and VIP Packages by visiting www.ticketsforcharity.com or calling Tickets-for-Charity at 1-866-567-4576.
Sign up now for the iPhone/iPod Touch COUNTRY THROWDOWN scheduler app on iTunes. Featuring tour news, Twitter, info on all the artists, links for music download it here for free: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-official-country-throwdown/id357104328?mt=8.
The full list of COUNTRY THROWDOWN dates is listed below (more dates to be announced). To receive the pre-sale reminder for your city, sign up here: http://media.musictoday.com/ticketing/CountryThrowdown/registration.htm.