iHeart Country Festival Set For Return In May
January 21, 2015 at 6:48 AM (PT)
TIM MCGRAW, BRANTLEY GILBERT, RASCAL FLATTS AND BRAD PAISLEY are among the initial performers named for iHEARTMEDIA’s second annual “iHEART COUNTRY FESTIVAL,” set for SATURDAY, MAY 2nd at the FRANK ERWIN CENTER in AUSTIN. More artists will be added soon.
“This is truly a night of Country's All-Stars” said iHEARTMEDIA Entertainment Enterprises President JOHN SYKES. “Every single one of these artists can headline an arena or stadium on their own, but on this night they will share the stage to celebrate the amazing music on our iHEARTRADIO Country stations and the iHEARTRADIO app.”
The first Country version of iHEART MUSIC FESTIVAL took place last YEAR (SATURDAY, MARCH 29th), a successful launch that followed the the company’s popular multi-genre LAS VEGAS events.
“The Country format has great talent and on-air personalities who have such a strong bond and loyalty with their fans, and there is no better way to celebrate that relationship than at a live event," said iHEARTMEDIA President/Programming Platforms TOM POLEMAN. “With our more than 120 Country stations nationwide we have the ability to bring the biggest events and one-of-a-kind experiences to our loyal listeners that no one else can provide.”
Like last year, PREMIERE Syndicated morning personality BOBBY BONES will host the MAY 2nd show.
iHEARTMEDIA's Country stations will broadcast the show in their local markets, or it can be heard on iHeartRadio.com. Streaming details will be announced soon.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on MARCH 28th.