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Like A Storm Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

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    Posted on 8/19/2012

    Like A Storm

    Like A Storm (Left to Right: Chris Brooks, Kent Brooks, Matt Brooks)

    Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast were ready to see their New Zealand friends again when Like A Storm headed to Nashville, TN as the opener for Creed latest tour. The Brooks brothers (Chris, Matt, and Kent) of Like A Storm (along with a touring drummer) opened the night to get the Sunday night crowd at the Ryman Auditorium into a hard rockin’ mood for a night of fun as Creed ended the night on a “Higher” note.  Here is Mike Arnold’s concert review of the night… ENJOY!

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      Matchbox Twenty Radio Tour Review – Nashville, TN – 107.5 The River Radio Station – 8/10/2012

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        Posted on 8/17/2012

        Kyle Cook and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty

        Kyle Cook and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty

         
        On Friday August 10th 2012, our Concert Blast friend and guest blogger Tina Williams (aka “Alabama Tina”) and her husband Jonathon joined a small, but packed room to enjoy an acoustic set and conversation with Rob Thomas and Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty.  Nashville radio station 107.5 The River hosted this special event for winning fans / media only at their station’s room known as the Direct Auto Insurance Garage.  Members of Matchbox Twenty stopped there as a part of their radio station tour to promote their upcoming album.  Enjoy reading Tina’s step by step review of this fun afternoon with Matchbox Twenty! 

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          Swine Ball 2012 – Nashville, TN – 8/11/2012 (Photos)

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            Posted on 8/14/2012

            Swine Ball 2012 Nashville, TN

            Swine Ball 2012 Nashville, TN - (left to right) Megan Cool, The Pig Mascot, Michelle Arnold, Rachel Turner

              
            Concert Blast was invited to the infamous Swine Ball, Nashville’s “pig nose-optional” soiree, is the middle-class answer to the galas and balls of Nashville’s elite.  With a history that spans three decades, the extremely popular event was resurrected, “pigger than ever,” in 2010 after a five-year hiatus. The Swine Ball serves as the official kick-off event for the not-for-profit Music City Festival and BBQ Championship to be held August 24-25 in Riverfront Park with The Fabulous Thunderbirds (August 24th) and Grand Funk Railroad (August 25th).  This year, the event will celebrate its 30th year as a Nashville tradition.  Michelle Arnold was on hand for the Swine Ball 2012 photos… ENJOY!

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              Dolly Parton Celebrates Going Gold – Press Conference – Nashville, TN – 8/10/2012 (Podcast 238)

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                Posted on 8/13/2012

                Dolly Parton

                Dolly Parton

                 
                 
                On Friday morning, August 10th, 2012, Concert Blast was invited to a press conference with Dolly Parton as she was presented the Gold award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the two disc set, “An Evening With… Dolly“, available at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.  Special Thanks to the public relations and marketing company, Webster and Associates LLC, for the invitation and to Michelle Arnold for stepping in to help our team cover this event.  Although there was a Question and Answer section of the press conference, the media’s questions were not recorded loud enough, therefore they were edited out and you will only hear Dolly Parton talking.  Enjoy listening to the Press Conference and reading the following Press Release!

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                  Rod Stewart Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                    Posted On 8/8/2012

                    Rod Stewart In Concert

                    Rod Stewart In Concert

                    On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Rod Stewart stopped his Heart and Soul Tour in Nashville, TN for a performance at the Bridgestone Arena.  Rod mentioned this was his first visit to Nashville since 2004.  The packed house proved that Nashville loves Rod Stewart and was willing to pay a hefty price to see him perform in concert.  Mike Arnold was invited to cover this rare event and as a long time Rod Stewart fan, he was more than pleased to attend!  Enjoy his concert review as he steps through the evening’s set list.

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                      Ringo Starr Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

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                        Posted on 8/5/2012
                        Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band

                        On Saturday July 7th, Ringo Starr turned 72 years of age.  He spent the evening of his birthday working in Nashville, TN at the historic Ryman Auditorium as he performed with his All Starr Band to a Sold-Out crowd.  On this tour, the band consisted of Todd Rundgren on guitar, Richard Page (Mister Mister) on bass, Steve Lukather (Toto) on lead guitar, Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) on Hammond B-3 Organ and Keyboards, Mark Rivera (Billy Joel) on saxophone, keyboards, and percussion, and touring drummer Greg Bissonette.  Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review blog as he steps through the night’s set list.

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                          Stevie Nicks Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                            Posted on 8/1/2012

                            Stevie Nicks In Concert

                            Stevie Nicks In Concert

                            Stevie Nicks returned to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, July 24th to perform as a solo artist this time around. As the opening act on the Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks Heart and Soul Tour, the Fleetwood Mac singer and solo artist took the classic rock audience through a journey of her career and the musical life of a classic rocker! Mike Arnold was on hand to cover this nostalgic evening. Enjoy reading his concert review!

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                              CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert – Sunday 6/10/2012 (Podcast 237)

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                                Posted on 7/27/2012

                                CMA Music Festival 2012

                                CMA Music Festival 2012

                                   
                                Sunday night June 10th was the closing night of the CMA Music Festival 2012.  On this night the performers included; Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Benley, Scotty McCreery, and The Mavericks.  Enjoy listening to our podcast coverage and reading Mike Arnold’s blog review.

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                                  CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert Photos – Sunday 6/10/2012 (Photos)

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                                    Posted on 7/23/2012

                                    Martina McBride / 2012

                                    Martina McBride In Concert - CMA 2012 Music Festival

                                       
                                     
                                     
                                    Concert Blast covers night four of the CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, TN.  This is the photo coverage from the forth of four nights of the stadium concerts.  Concert Blast  took photos throughout the night and this is our work from the concerts that took place on Sunday, June 10th 2012.  Photos include Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Scotty McCreery and The Mavericks.  Enjoy the photos!

                                     
                                     
                                     
                                     
                                     

                                     

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                                      AEG-Live Presents THE WHO North American Tour 2012-2013

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                                        Posted on 7/18/2012
                                          
                                        The Who North American Tour 2012-2013 
                                        THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart.  Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).

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