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Whetsel Joins Outback Concerts

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -– Rick Whetsel has been named Director of Special Events for Outback Concerts.

Whetsel founded Great Big Shows in 1998 to bring new and undiscovered talent to Nashville. In 2007, Whetsel expanded Great Big Shows by creating and producing events. Events included a partnership with Red Mountain Entertainment and Blue Deuce Entertainment to produce the annual Crawfish Boil. Inaugural events included Vanderbilt University’s Commodore Quake and Rites of Spring.

"We are excited to have Rick and his staff from Great Big Shows join our team. Rick’s experience in the club industry and special events will help bring a new component to Outback Concerts." said Mike Smardak, President and CEO of Outback Concerts.

Outback Concerts was founded in 1997 by Michael Smardak and has grown into one of the premiere concert promotions companies in the country. Outback Concerts has been responsible for the promotion of the hugely successful "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" and the Larry the Cable Guy national tour. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers