NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — 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.
The Country Throwdown Tour — the first annual multi-stage country tour from 4 FINI, Inc., producers and creators of the successful Vans 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.
Main stage headliners for this event will include Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Jack Ingram, Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, The Lost Trailers, Heidi Newfield, Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove, and Emily West.
Additionally, emerging singer-songwriters Ashley Ray, Brad Tursi, Cory Branan, Dave Pahanish, Jedd Hughes, Sarah Buxton, Troy Olsen, Heather Morgan and Walker Hayes will be featured in the Bluebird Café Tent. Artists will also donate the net proceeds from the sale if their merchandise at select shows throughout the U.S.
The Country Throwdown Tour will donate $.50 of every ticket to charity, a portion of which will go directly to Hands On Nashville in order to rebuild community infrastructure in Nashville. Meanwhile, at the end of the tour, merchandise donations from the aforementioned tour artists will also benefit Hands On Nashville.
‘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.’
‘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.’
Catch the Country Throwdown Tour out on the road:
5/14 – Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
5/15 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
5/16 – Metropolitan Park – Jacksonville, FL
5/20 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH
5/21 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
5/22 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
5/23 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
5/27 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
5/28 – Time Warner Cable Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
5/29 – Post Gazette Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
5/30 – SPAC Amphitheatre – Saratoga Springs, NY
5/31 – Meadowbrook US Cellular – Gilford, NH
6/4 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA
6/5 – Susquehanna Amphitheatre – Philadelphia, PA
6/6 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
6/9 – Sam Houston Racepark – Houston, TX
6/10 – Superpages.com – Center Dallas, TX
6/12 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
6/13 – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
6/16 – Rabobank Arena – Bakersfield, CA
6/17 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
6/18 – Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
6/19 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
6/20 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers