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Eric Church to Play Inaugural Concert at Music City’s New Ascend Amphitheater

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Mayor Karl Dean and Live Nation announced today that on July 30th Eric Church will be the inaugural performer for Music City’s new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park. Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster next Thursday, Apr. 30th at 10:00 AM (CT).

“The newest addition to Music City’s live music scene will get off to a great start with a concert from Eric Church, who represents what’s great about Music City,” Mayor Dean said. “His songs can’t be confined to just one genre; he draws from country, rock and other types of music that help make the scene here in Nashville so vibrant and eclectic.”

Mayor Dean added, “I invite all Nashvillians to join me at the free open house on Aug. 2. It’s important to me that citizens get a chance to see everything the amphitheater and park have to offer.”

Bob Roux, President of North American Concerts for Live Nation — joined by Caren Gabriel, President and CEO for Ascend Federal Credit Union — also announced that the company had secured the venue’s corporate naming rights for the next decade.

“Ascend Amphitheater is a perfect complement to Music City’s wide array of other world-class performance spaces and is destined to become one of the most iconic open-air venues ever built,” said Bob Roux, president of North American Concerts for Live Nation. “We thank Mayor Dean and the City of Nashville for their vision and dedication to develop an absolutely perfect venue on one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. The Ascend Amphitheater was designed for live music fans and the artists we have the privilege to work with, and I can’t wait for everyone to come together and enjoy it.”

“With this amphitheater, Ascend commits to being the credit union of choice for residents of Nashville and Middle Tennessee,” Gabriel said. “And, because our growth objectives are similar to those of this city, we believe the Ascend Amphitheater will be pivotal in securing Nashville’s claim as the entertainment capital of the South.”

Church will perform a rare solo performance – just him and his guitar. The concert will kick-off the 2015 Ascend Amphitheater concert season, followed by as many as twenty-five other shows in the venue’s inaugural season. Two bands – Chicago and Earth Wind and Fire – will perform opening weekend on Saturday, Aug. 1st. Tickets to the inaugural concert season go on sale starting April 30th.

The free open house on Aug. 2nd will give people a chance to enjoy live music, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the amphitheater, look around the park and enjoy some concessions.

Live Nation was recently awarded a long-term contract by the City of Nashville to manage, market, operate and program the venue.  The Ascend Amphitheater is located above the Cumberland River inside of Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville and is anticipated to be Music City’s premier outdoor destination for live music.

In addition to hosting major contemporary concerts each season, the state-of-the art Ascend Amphitheater will become the outdoor home to the GRAMMY-award winning Nashville Symphony.

“The Nashville Symphony has long sought a summer home here in Music City to expand our programming and service to the community, and I am confident that this amphitheater will prove to be well worth the wait,” said Nashville Symphony president and CEO Alan D. Valentine. “I commend Mayor Dean and all of our public and private partners on this project for their vision and commitment to making this amphitheater a reality. It is truly a testament to the spirit of cooperation that makes Nashville so special and a strong reflection of the community’s dedication to fostering our rich, dynamic arts and culture.”

Riverfront Park and the amphitheater will also become the new home for Music City’s biggest events, including the annual July 4th celebration, “Let Freedom Sing.” In addition the New Year’s Eve event will also attempt to incorporate use of the space.

“We are Music City and nothing amplifies that more than this announcement for the opening and the inaugural season for the park’s new amphitheater,” said Tommy Lynch, director of Metro Parks and Recreation. “This new amenity to Riverfront Park is an important page in the city’s history and just one more reason for people to make Nashville a destination or proudly call it home. For those of us who do call Nashville home, we’re excited. We’re excited about the new park. We’re excited about the lineup. We’re excited about our great partnership with Live Nation. But most of all we’re excited about what this means for the city.”

Overlooking the Nashville skyline, the 6,800 capacity amphitheater will feature a large 100 foot by 60 foot stage providing panoramic views and terrific sight-lines from every seat in the venue. The amphitheater will take full advantage of its picturesque setting alongside the west bank of the Cumberland River and will be operated in conjunction with Nashville’s 10-acre Riverfront Park that is open to the public year round.

The park includes a 1.5 acre lawn known as “The Green,” over one mile of multi-use greenway trails, ornamental gardens, Nashville’s first downtown dog park, WiFi access, and exercise and sports facilities, including two basketball half-courts.

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Go Behind the Scenes with Keith Urban & Eric Church on “Raise ‘Em Up” Video Shoot

Yesterday, Keith Urban and Eric Church blew everyone away with their opening performance of “Raise ‘Em Up” at The 50th Annual ACM Awards. Check out the behind the scenes of making of the video. See the video in it’s entirety here.

Eric Church’s “The Outsiders World Tour” Tops Billboard’s Hot Tours List 

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Add another milestone in a year full of them: Eric Church’s “The Outsiders World Tour” is No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tours recap.

Church scored the top slot – over some of music’s biggest pop stars. Billboard said Church has visited more than 60 cities and sold more than 725,000 tickets so far in support of the GRAMMY and ACM Award-nominated and widely acclaimed 2014 album The Outsiders.

Church has set venue attendance records in three cities, including his hometown Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. More than 18,000 fans attended each rowdy show. Feel left out? Fans can still see what all the fuss is about through September.

First up, the North Carolina native will perform on the CBS broadcast of the 50th anniversary edition of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where he is nominated for four ACM Awards including Album of the Year for The Outsiders, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Song of the Year as both artist and co-writer for “Give Me Back My Hometown.”

There are still more than 20 dates left on “The Outsiders World Tour.” For more information about Church or to buy tickets, visit www.EricChurch.com and follow @ericchurch on Twiter.

Watch Keith Urban’s New Music Video for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Eric Church

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TONIGHT will not only see Keith Urban’s return to the couch for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, it will also serve to mark the debut of his new music video for “Raise ‘Em Up”, the fifth single from his record-breaking album FUSE, which features Eric Church. It comes on the heels of Urban’s third #1 from the album, “Somewhere In My Car.”

 

“Some of the idea for this video started with me playing with my phone one day, filming our girls jumping in slow motion,” explains Urban. “That’s all that they were doing, just jumping up in the air in slo mo. We put ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ on and were watching this film of our girls and they just went together beautifully. It was so simple, and emotional, and it captured some of the spirit of what I feel is at the heart of this song.”

“My favorite part of this video were the candid moments that were captured between Keith and I on film,” said Church. “It’s cool that a number of those made it in the final version. To me, they really reify the emotion of the moment and experience.”

The Grammy nominated single, “Raise ‘Em Up”, already marks Urban’s 33rd top 10. It extends his lead as the artist with the most consecutive top 10s, a streak that began on August 12th, 2000 with the release of “Your Everything.” Urban and Church will perform the song for the first time on network television on the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00PMEST/7:00PMCST.

For more official Keith Urban news and information go to www.keithurban.net.

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