NATIONAL COUNTRY TOUR GIVES BACK TO MUSIC CITY
In light of the recent devastation in Nashville, the Country Throwdown Tour and its artists are lending a hand to the local residents in need. Country Throwdown artists are coming forward to help in a collective way. As of today, main stage headliners Montgomery Gentry, Jack Ingram, Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Bluebird Café Tent singer-songwriters Sarah Buxton, Heather Morgan, Jedd Hughes, Ashley Ray, Troy Olsen, Brad Tursi, Cory Branan and Dave Pahanish will be donating the net proceeds from the sale of their merchandise at select shows throughout the U.S.
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"We're excited to be a part of the Throwdown Tour and through the course of the tour the artists get to participate in generating a lot of revenue for Nashville," explains Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry. "Donating in one lump sum at the end of the tour gives us the opportunity to help any folks who may have fallen through the cracks, either through not having insurance or not being eligible for FEMA coverage. We'll be able to place the money directly with the people who need it the most to rebuild."
The Country Throwdown Tour will donate $.50 of every ticket to charity, a portion of which will go directly to Hands On Nashville to rebuild community infrastructure in Nashville. Meanwhile, at the end of the tour, the merchandise donations from the aforementioned tour artists will also benefit Hands On Nashville.
"After moving part of our company down to Nashville well over a year ago, we've all grown deeply connected to this town," states tour founder Kevin Lyman. "In the wake of this flood, all of us with the Country Throwdown Tour are inspired to help rebuild the Nashville community for many months to come."
The Country Throwdown Tour - the first annual multi-stage country tour from 4 FINI, Inc., producers and creators of theVans Warped Tour - kicks off this week on May 14 in Tampa, FL and wraps-up June 20 in Mountain View, CA. The outdoor amphitheater tour mixes top country music artists with up-and-coming singer-songwriters on four stages.
Country Throwdown Tour headliners include: Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Jack Ingram, Eric Church, The Lost Trailers, Eli Young Band, Heidi Newfield, Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove and Emily West. In addition, nine emerging singer-songwriters are featured in the Bluebird Café Tent: Ashley Ray, Brad Tursi, Cory Branan, Dave Pahanish, Jedd Hughes, Sarah Buxton, Troy Olsen, Heather Morgan and Walker Hayes.
Doors will open daily at 1:00 pm and fans are encouraged to come early and join in the pre-show party at the Throwdown Happy Hour; join meet-and-greets with their favorite artists; and watch the Bluebird Café tent artists.
Country Throwdown Tour Dates
Fri 5/14 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Sat 5/15 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sun 5/16 Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Park
Thu 5/20 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Fri 5/21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat 5/22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sun 5/23 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Thu 5/27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 5/28 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Pavilion
Sat 5/29 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Sun 5/30 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC Amphitheatre
Mon 5/31 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook US Cellular
Fri 6/4 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 6/5 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Amphitheatre
Sun 6/6 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Wed 6/9 Houston, TX Sam Houston Racepark
Thu 6/10 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
Sat 6/12 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sun 6/13 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Wed 6/16 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
Thu 6/17 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 6/18 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sat 6/19 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 6/20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre