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“Kenny Chesney Beyond The Stadiums”

For Immediate Release From Kenny Camp
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Announcing 21 Amphitheaters for the More Intimate Experience

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Everyone knows: nobody does stadium shows like Kenny Chesney! With an armful of No. 1s, a high-energy band and the energy to throw his songs to the seats at the top of the other end zone, The Wall Street Journal crowned him “The King of the Road.” But for the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee, there is an intimacy – and an exhale — that comes with amphitheater shows that offer an equally important experience the No Shoes Nation demands.
 
“Nothing’s like the energy of a stadium show,” Chesney admits. “But there’s also something about the amphitheaters, where the people are all so close. It’s like being with your friends somewhere back home, singing songs and hanging out, and having the best party of the year. For us, it feels like the people are so right there, and the songs are driving the night. It’s an experience we know No Shoes Nation loves and misses when we don’t do it, so this year, we’re going to make sure there are plenty of opportunities to see us under the pavilion or out on the lawn.”
 
While the tour kicks off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, look for the more intimate amphitheater plays to begin May 10 at Virginia Beach’s Farm Bureau Live, May 11 at Charlotte, NC’s PNC Music Pavilion and May 12 at Raleigh, NC’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park. The 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour will thread between massive stadium shows and the more streamlined concerts throughout the summer – and see Chesney create two very different kinds of concert experiences.
 
“Part of the fun of mixing the venues is riding the energy, letting the music breathe in different ways and really giving the audience dynamics that are so intense without being the same show across America,” Chesney explains. “The amphitheaters all have their own vibes, their own attitude – and those experiences shift very specifically. Darling’s Waterfront in Bangor, Maine is one thing; Mountain View, California’s Shoreline Amphitheater is something else altogether, just like the folks in Toronto at the Molson or Austin’s Austin360 Amphitheaters.”
 
With Chesney returning to a full touring calendar after creating more seats at Boston’s Gillette Stadium – to break the attendance record with 121,624 people over two nights – Chesney’s passion to play is at a new high. Energized by the response to Cosmic Hallelujah, The Big Revival, and the hits “American Kids,” “Noise,” “Save It for a Rainy Day” and “All the Pretty Girls,” the 8-time Entertainer of the Year is fired up and focused.
 
“I feel like this summer, we’re going to take those songs on Live in No Shoes Nation, and lift them even higher,” Chesney says. “Listening to it over and over, hearing everyone’s voices raised… It’s what makes coming out to see us special! When you get to hear all that heart, all that fun, and life, and love coming towards the stage, it really takes our breath away. So, get ready America: we’re coming! Stadiums, amphitheaters, and a whole lot of music.”

Keeping the focus on songwriting and crowd-pleasing, Chesney tapped Old Dominion, the 2015 Academy of Country Music New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year winners, for his amphitheater evenings.
 
Blue Chair Bay Rum is the exclusive sponsor of this year’s Trip Around The Sun Tour. Blue Chair Bay Rum is inspired by the Kenny Chesney’s lifestyle and comes in the following natural flavors: White Rum, Coconut, Coconut Spiced, Banana, Vanilla, Key Lime Rum Cream, Banana Rum Cream and Coconut Spiced Rum Cream.
 
Trip Around the Sun Tour dates below:
Friday, March 16 — Las Vegas, Nevada, The Joint
Saturday, March 17 – Las Vegas, Nevada, The Joint
Saturday, April 21, Tampa, Florida, Raymond James Stadium
Saturday, April 28, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Miller Park
Saturday, May 5, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Bank Stadium
Thursday, May 10, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Friday, May 11, Charlotte, North Carolina, PNC Music Pavilion
Saturday, May 12, Raleigh, North Carolina, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Wednesday, May 16, Del Valle, Texas, Austin360 Amphitheater
Thursday, May 17, The Woodlands, Texas, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Saturday, May 19, Arlington, Texas, AT&T Stadium
Thursday, May 24, West Palm Beach, Florida, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Saturday, May 26, Atlanta, Georgia, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Thursday, May 31, Noblesville, Indiana, The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Saturday, June 2, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Heinz Field
Wednesday, June 6, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
Thursday, June 7, Syracuse, New York, Lakeview Amphitheater
Saturday, June 9, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Field
Friday, June 15, Bristow, Virginia, Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, June 16, Columbus, Ohio, MAPFRE Stadium
Wednesday, June 20, Mountain View, California, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Thursday, June 21, Chula Vista, California, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Saturday, June 23, Phoenix, Arizona, Chase Field
Thursday, June 28, West Valley City, Utah, USANA Amphitheatre
Saturday, June 30, Denver, Colorado, Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Tuesday, July 3, Stateline, Nevada, Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino
Thursday, July 5, Nampa, Idaho, Ford Idaho Center
Saturday, July 7, Seattle, Washington, CenturyLink Field
Thursday, July 12, Rogers, Arkansas, Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
Saturday, July 14, Kansas City, Missouri, Arrowhead Stadium
Thursday, July 19, Southaven, Mississippi, BankPlus Amphitheater
Saturday, July 21, St. Louis, Missouri, Busch Stadium
Thursday, July 26, Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
Saturday, July 28, Chicago, Illinois, Soldier Field
Thursday, August 2, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 4, Detroit, Michigan, Ford Field
Saturday, August 11, Nashville, Tennessee, Nissan Stadium
Thursday, August 16, Bangor, Maine, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Saturday, August 18, East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium
Wednesday, August 22, Columbia, Maryland, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Friday, August 24, Foxborough, Massachusetts, Gillette Stadium
Saturday, August 25, Foxborough, Massachusetts, Gillette, Stadium

“Our Love Affair With Ivan’s Stress Free Bar”

As many of you in the No Shoes Nation, we here in the Sandbar love finding those “Bars at the End Of The World”. That one place where you go to escape reality and live in the moment. Over 8 years ago while visiting Jost Van Dyke in the BVI’s, Connie discovered “Ivan’s”. She spent an entire day there back in 2010. Her boat captain knew she loved Kenny Chesney, his music and lifestyle, so he wanted to surprise her by taking her to a special place. As soon as he lead her to the front of a rocky path she couldn’t help but become excited about what might lie ahead. Once at the bottom of the path, they walked along the most beautiful beach and came across the coolest bar. As she walked on the sandy floors, she noticed on the walls so much awesome memorabilia. A sweet older man sat at the bar, her boat captain introduced her to him. “Connie… this is Ivan, him and Kenny Chesney go way back”. At that point it hit her. Wow, she was standing in the same place that the No Shoes No Shirt video had been filmed. Ivan was extremely nice. They ordered a few pain killers and he began to take them from wall to wall showing them memories of all the wonderful friends that frequented his bar. He took them to a wall that seemed to be dedicated to Kenny, with pictures of him and Ivan with some special autographed items. The smile on his face as he spoke of his songwriting and friendship with Kenny Chesney was amazing. With many return trips to her favorite bar, hanging out with Ivan, swinging on the tire swing and even Read More! »

“KENNY CHESNEY SIGNS WITH WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE”

Straight From Kenny Camp!

Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records is Superstar’s New Label Home

L to R: President of  Morris Higham Management, Clint Higham; Chairman and President Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito; Kenny Chesney; and Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Jess Rosen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Warner Music Group and Warner Music Nashville are honored to welcome eight-time ACM winner and CMA Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney to the Warner Music family. As part of WMN, the songwriter/superstar’s music will be released on the Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records label.
 
Since leaving East Tennessee with a handful of songs and a dream bigger than he understood, Kenny Chesney has developed into the man The Wall Street Journal deemed “The King of the Road” and the Los Angeles Times proclaimed “The People’s Superstar.” With over 30 million albums sold, 30 No. 1s, and countless sold-out stadium tours that sell in excess of a million tickets every time he takes to the road, the 2018 Country Album of the Year GRAMMY nominee is on the verge of yet another creative renaissance.
 
“It is a big deal to change labels,” said Chesney. “But when you hear Max, Espo, and Cris Lacy talk about music, about what it means and does, when you Read More! »

“The No Shoes Nation”

What the No Shoes Nation Means To Us…

We are guessing that in the past 35 years, We have attended over 300 concerts all the way from from Kenny Chesney to Bon Jovi. Some of our 1st concert experiences were: Connie with Air Supply at 12 yrs. and  Michelle with Dan Fogelberg at 13 yrs. Within the past few years, we have started to be labeled with all kinds of names, although we have been enjoying the live concert experience since we were young. It is so funny when people call us… those concert freaks, those girls that worship Kenny Chesney, and the most common word, groupies.  Aside from all the weird labels, those same people ask… Isn’t every show the same as the one before? REALLY? That is like asking a golfer if every golf game he plays is the same? Every show we attend whether it is a Kenny show or some other amazing artist, is simply how we like to spend our free time, with the people we love and making new memories with every song. So, the comments about all the shows and the traveling we do just makes us think of one word… Jealousy! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this magic carpet ride and spend their days and nights with some amazing people called the No Shoes Nation? It forced us to develop Welcome To The Sandbar so we have a place where everyone gets us and we can share our love of Kenny and his music. A place where we have met so many amazing people. We really do have friends from every part of the United States. Everyone of them are good people who love to live life!

We are certainly not ashamed of who we are and what we enjoy. Music in general is very healing and we get so much from it! We love music, making friends and going to concerts more than anything… Kenny Chesney and his music just happens to be our favorite! It isn’t just listening to a tune for a few minutes , it is really listening to the words to a song and making a life relation to it. Music is spiritual and mood lifting. Music for us has become, traveling and making new friends. Music gets us through the tough times. The best thing about Kenny’s music is that there is a song for almost everything. No matter your mood or what’s going on in your life. For us, going to a concert lifts us up and makes us feel good inside. Music is also unifying. It’s a universal language, especially in the No Shoes Nation. We can relate to so many people, just because we all like Kenny’s music. There seems to be a special connection when it comes to his music. Concerts are the best way to enjoy music and you probably wouldn’t be able to relate to us unless you’ve seen a really good artist perform live. The absolute best way to get Read More! »

“A Kenny Chesney Meet & Greet”

“Meet & Greet”, So Hard To Get… Let’s find out why & some tips on how to get one!

On May 7th 2016 in Phoenix we were blessed to have that long awaited meet & greet with Kenny Chesney. We had met the man 3 times before but never had the opportunity for a picture with him. For most people those meet and greets are just a dream so we took our time with Kenny and thanked him for everything he does for the No Shoes Nation. He even gave us a couple of hugs and a thank you of our own from him. Laughing along the way and sharing with him our die hard love for his music! It was quick, but so very special.

How did we get that meet & greet? That is a question we get from so many of you. After entering every contest we could find and NEVER winning, we started to do some investigating on how Kenny and his team handle meet & greets for his fans. We were able to uncover that Kenny is actually very choosy on how those few meet & greets get distributed. The #1 way that a meet & greet is given is through the local country radio stations for the venue which Kenny will be playing. But, along with the only 20-25 given to local radio stations some rules are given to them to follow. If they run a contest it must be to promote Kenny’s upcoming tour stop in that city and can only be given to an official winner of that contest. Others are allotted for the benefit of a charity with some type of auction to raise money for a local children’s hospital or a Read More! »

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