Kris Kristofferson will be the guest of honor at an all-star tribute concert taping at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on March 16.
Tickets go on sale Saturday (Jan. 23) at 10 a.m. CT.
The event will be filmed and recorded by Blackbird Presents for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).
Billed as The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson, the concert will feature performances by Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker and Trisha Yearwood and special performances by Kris Kristofferson. Additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks.
Following the success of Windy City LakeShake’s inaugural year, even larger crowds are being forecasted after over 35,000 fans converged to Chicago’s scenic FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island for the first-year of festivities. The three-day, two-stage country music festival will return on June 17-19 with superstars Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw as well as Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett and more slated to play the festival’s second year, set against the city’s spectacular skyline. Festival passes will go on-sale on Jan. 29 at 10am CT at LakeShakeFestival.com.
Festival-goers will be able enjoy Windy City LakeShake’s sweeping panoramic views of Chicago’s lakefront while experiencing a first-class lineup that also includes A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Jon Pardi, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Travis Tritt, Charlie Worsham and more. Attendees will also have the option to indulge with VIP packages available offering access to the shaded VIP Lounge with private cash bar, premium elevated viewing, lounge and reserved seating as well as air-conditioned restroom facilities, in-seat wait service, a dedicated festival concierge, an express festival entrance and more.
“Being from Chicago, I’m extremely personally invested in this festival,” said Brian O’ Connell Live Nation President of Country Touring. “We want to make Chicago proud and I think coming back in our second year with a stacked lineup like this is a pretty good way to kick things off. I’m beyond estactic to bring this insane amount talent to my hometown.”
Windy City LakeShake is the first festival from Live Nation’s premiere family of festivals to announce their lineup this year. Windy City LakeShake’s sister festivals include FarmBorough - New York, NY, Faster Horses - Brooklyn, MI, Route 91 Harvest - Las Vegas, NV, Watershed - The Gorge, WA. Follow further Windy City LakeShake updates on Facebook: facebook.com/windy-city-lakeshake-festival, Twitter: @LakeShakeFest Instagram: @LakeShakeFest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #LakeShakeFest.
DJ/Producer Audien released a brand new official video for his single “Something Better” featuring Lady Antebellum. Premiering on USA Today, the visually stunning video features a daydreaming boy gazing into the stars wondering if there is anything out there when a meteor crashes near his farm and he stubbles across something that’ll forever change his life for the better."It's been amazing to watch fans from different musical planets gravitate toward ‘Something Better.’ I'm excited to share this fitting video that beautifully compliments the track, and keeps us wondering who is out there..." - Audien“I’ve loved getting feedback from fans on this collaboration,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “I just heard it for the first time on the radio in Nashville the other day! It reminded me how music connects people who might not otherwise have really been country fans and vice versa. I love that this video shares that same spirit and puts a fun spin on the powerful lyric of the song.”“Something Better” keeps climbing the charts and doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down. The single reached #1 at Dance Radio topping Calvin Harris and Zedd, climbed to #1 on the Billboard Club Chart, and was added to New York’s #1 pop station Z100, KISS FM in Los Angeles, Sirius Hits 1 plus over 90 other Top 40 stations. “Something Better” has also received a plethora of praises from press including USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Perez Hilton, being #2 in PopCrush’s “Hot & New” in October, Rollingstone, Billboard, #1 on Hollywire’s “Unexpected Musical Collaborations”, and many more!