Rascal Flatts Announce Festival Activities For Their 'Flatts Fest'
June 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM (PT)
BIG MACHINE group RASCAL FLATTS will launch their new tour this summer, “FLATTS FEST,” on JUNE 18th in BRISTOW, VA. Details of the interactive pre-show festivities and contests have been announced and will include a karaoke challenge, a wedding chapel, scavenger hunt and more. There will also be carnival food and games, and opportunities to win prizes. “FLATTS FEST” will run through SEPTEMBER 18th, visiting 23 cities with opening acts SARA EVANS, EASTON CORBIN and JUSTIN MOORE.
The “FLATTS FEST” KARAOKE CHALLENGE will offer fans a chance to open for RASCAL FLATTS at one of their 2012 tour stops, with market to be determined based on winner’s hometown. Local area radio stations and record label executives will be on hand to listen to fans sing their favorite song on stage in the plaza. Finalists perform during the last hour of the pre-show festival and the winner will go backstage and meet RASCAL FLATTS, as well as see their winning performance on the Jumbotron during the show. Their video will then be entered in the grand prize contest for fans to vote on after the end of the tour in SEPTEMBER. The grand prize winner gets a trip to the SMOKY MOUNTAINS to record their own CD courtesy of the CHARTBUSTER EXPERIENCE and will open a select show for RASCAL FLATTS during their 2012 tour. Fans should listen to their local radio station to win a chance to pre-qualify for the finals or plan to arrive early on show day to sing.
Before RASCAL FLATTS takes the concert stage, one radio listener will get married in the “WHY WAIT” CHAPEL. Local radio stations will pre-qualify five lucky listeners to get the chance to renew their vows, propose to their loved one or have a ceremony (faux or real) at the “WHY WAIT” CHAPEL. The radio station will draw the winner’s name the week before the show. After the ceremony, they will be escorted to backstage to meet RASCAL FLATTS. The winners from each of the 23 tour stops will be entered to win a honeymoon trip to LAS VEGAS.
For additional information on RASCAL FLATTS and their tour go to www.rascalflatts.com.