Zac Brown Band Closes Out Successful 'Downtown Hoedown'
May 17, 2010 at 8:29 AM (PT)
The 28th Annual DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN, sponsored by CBS RADIO Country WYCD/DETROIT, was held in the MOTOR CITY at HART PLAZA over the weekend (5/14-5/16). The DETROIT FREE PRESS is calling the event one of the most successful HOEDOWNS in recent memory. The weather cooperated all three days, with nary a raindrop and hardly a cloud in the sky to be seen.
ATLANTIC/HOMEGROWN/BIGGER PICTURE group ZAC BROWN BAND closed out the show last night (5/16), with a 100-minute set. Despite rumors flying for days that Country-Rocker KID ROCK would join the group on stage as a surprise guest, he did not show up after all was said and done.
HART PLAZA’s capacity is 50,000 and fans packed the PLAZA each night, well before the shows began.
Now that the HOEDOWN has come to a close, WYCD morning host “Dr. DON” CARPENTER is on a mission to collect fan snapshots taken with him during the weekend. Dr. DON told the DETROIT FREE PRESS that up to 500 festival attendees stopped him to pose for photos, and now he would like to post them on the WYCD website. For each photo that is posted on the site, DON will donate $1 to a NASHVILLE flood relief fund. He is also hoping to get a matching donation sponsor.