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STYX and YES Concert Review – Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel – 7/16/2011 (Podcast 218)

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    Posted on 8/27/2011

    Chris Squire of YES In Concert - Nashville, TN 7-16-2011

    Chris Squire of YES In Concert - Nashville, TN 7-16-2011

    Tommy Shaw of STYX In Concert - Nashville, TN 7-16-2011

    Tommy Shaw of STYX In Concert - Nashville, TN 7-16-2011

    Concert Blast was invited to cover the dual Classic Rock Headline Tour with STYX and YES.  Being fans of both bands and having been covering Styx on every visit to Nashville for the last three trips, we were looking forward to another fun night of classic rock hits at Nashville’s newest amphitheatre, The Woods at Fontanel. 

    Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing were on hand to share the co-host podcast  duties on this special night. 

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      STYX and YES Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel – 7/16/2011 (Photos)

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        Posted 8/27/2011

        STYX In Concert - Nashville, TN 7-16-2011

        STYX In Concert - Nashville, TN 7-16-2011

        YES In Concert - Nashville, TN 7-16-2011

        YES In Concert - Nashville, TN 7-16-2011

        It was a fun night of two classic rock headliners coming together on one show at Nashville’s newest amphitheatre, The Woods at Fontanel. 

        Concert Blast photographer, Brian Hasbrook, took the  photos for both acts. 

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          Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 6/23/2011 (Blog)

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            Posted 8/22/2011

            Big Bad Voodoo Daddy In Concert - Nashville, TN

            Big Bad Voodoo Daddy In Concert - Nashville, TN

            Written by James Downing
            The cool thing about being involved with Concert Blast is getting the opportunity to see a lot of bands that I have never seen before. One of those opportunities happened in June. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was playing in Nashville at the Wildhorse Saloon.  I have listened to them on occasion but my son, Julian, is a huge fan.  He has several of their cds and I hear him listening to them all the time.  It was close to his birthday so when I got the chance to attend the show for a review I brought him along too.  
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              CMA Music Fest 2011 Stadium Concerts Coverage Part 4 of 4 – Nashville, TN – LP Field – 6/12/2011 (Podcast 217)

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                Posted on 8/11/2011

                Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry - CMA Fest 2011

                Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry - CMA Fest 2011

                Our CMA Music Fest 2011 Coverage continued with the fourth and final night of the festival, the Sunday Night Stadium Concerts, thrilled packed stadium of country music fans with major headliners and a couple of surprises!  On the bill that night was Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, and opening the show was the JaneDear girls.

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                  CMA Music Fest 2011 Stadium Concerts Photos Part 4 of 4 – Nashville, TN – LP Field – 6/12/2011 (Photos)

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                    Posted on 8/10/2011

                    Taylor Swift - CMA Music Fest 2011

                    Taylor Swift - CMA Music Fest 2011

                    It was the fourth and final night of the CMA Music Festival 2011, the Sunday Night Stadium Concerts with a lineup of several of the biggest names in today’s Country Music.  Our photos include:  Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies (Miranda’s side project), Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, and the JaneDear girls.

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                      CMA Music Fest 2011 Stadium Concerts Coverage Part 3 of 4 – Nashville, TN – LP Field – 6/11/2011 (Podcast 216)

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                        Martina McBride and Lauren Alaina - CMA Music Fest 2011

                        Martina McBride and Lauren Alaina - CMA Music Fest 2011

                        Posted on 8/4/2011

                        Our CMA Music Fest 2011 Coverage continued with the third night of the festival, the Saturday Night Stadium Concerts, thrilled 50,000 plus country music fans with major headliners and loads of surprises!  On the bill that night was Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner, Little Big Town, and opening the show was Chris Young.  
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                          CMA Music Fest 2011 Stadium Concerts Photos Part 3 of 4 – Nashville, TN – LP Field – 6/11/2011 (Photos)

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                            Trace Adkins - CMA Music Fest 2011
                            Trace Adkins – CMA Music Fest 2011

                            Posted on 8/3/2011

                            It was the third night of the CMA Music Festival 2011, the Saturday Night Stadium Concerts with a lineup of several headliners and surprise guests.  Our photos include:  Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner, Little Big Town, Chris Young, and surprise guests Big & Rich with Gretchen Wilson, Lauren Alaina and Clint Black.

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                              MTV Celebrates 30 Years – Remembering The Beginning (Blog)

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                                Posted on 8/1/2011

                                MTV LogoWritten by Mike Arnold
                                My wife Sandra and I were married in 1979 and lived in Madison, TN, a suburb of Nashville.  In those days cable television weren’t available in our area, although if it were, we couldn’t afford it anyway.  Heck, we didn’t even have a telephone during most of the first year of our marriage and we definitely didn’t go out to eat.  There were times we would save up $15 or $20 to go to a concert (yes that was the price for two tickets in those days).  Our entertainment mainly consisted of walking to the little league baseball field behind our apartment to watch the kids play (and the parents scream!) or visit friends to play board games and play music.  TV really wasn’t our main source of entertainment and you could tell it by the 13 inch black and white television we owned.

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