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Concert Blast Webisode 7 – Saturday Concerts – Memphis in May Part 6

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    Posted on 11/25/2013

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    Concert Blast Having Fun With Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Fans

    Concert Blast hosts Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson take you on a journey of their Day 2 of the 2013 Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival. This webisode begins with getting ready for the music festival, then a visit with one of our sponsors, The Best Around Concessions. We then discuss Brian’s photography and the concerts of the day (Jerry Lee Lewis, Patti Smith, Dwight Yoakam, Gavin DeGraw, Black Keys, ZZ Top) and talk with Dwight fans. Special thanks to Steve Shattuck for his video camera work.

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      Styx and REO Speedwagon – Rock To The Rescue

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        Posted on 11/22/2013

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        With the tornadoes storming through the mid-west on Sunday November 17, 2013, classic rockers Styx, REO Speedwagon, and friends decided to pitch in a helping hand with a “Rock To The Rescue” benefit concert to help offset some of the expenses that came with this disaster.  This fundraiser concert will be held at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Indiana on December 4, 2013 with tickets on sale Saturday November 23rd 2013.  Continue reading for the official press release.

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          Vintage Trouble Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Village (Photos)

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            Posted on 11/03/2013

            Vintage Trouble in Concert - Nashville, TN 10/18/2013

            Vintage Trouble in Concert - Nashville, TN 10/18/2013

            Vintage Trouble headlined the first annual Marathon Music Village Festival and Concert Blast was on hand to cover the fun activities.  This one day festival on the cool October Friday night in Nashville, TN included various food trucks, multiple bands, plenty of merchandise booths, lots of beer, and a Bar-B-Que buffet for the VIP patrons.  Concert Blast was given all access passes, which surprised us because we had full access to go anywhere we wanted… and we loved it!  Enjoy the Vintage Trouble photos taken by Brian Hasbrook.

             

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              Vintage Trouble Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Village (Podcast 257)

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                Posted on 11/1/13

                Vintage Trouble In Concert - Nashville, TN 10/18/2013

                Vintage Trouble In Concert - Nashville, TN 10/18/2013

                It was a cool October Friday night in Nashville, TN as the first annual Marathon Music Village Festival hosted the Los Angeles based, energetic rock/soul band, Vintage TroubleConcert Blast was on site to produce another audio podcast concert review on this fun evening.  “Troublemakers” (the nickname of their fan base) came in from different parts of the country and we met one fan from France.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson were back together again for this evening of fun.  Enjoy the podcast!

                 

                 

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                  Concert Blast Webisode 6 – Saturday Before The Festival – Memphis in May Part 5

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                    Posted 10/22/2013

                    Concert Blast at Rendezvous - Memphis, TN

                    Concert Blast at Rendezvous - Memphis, TN

                    Concert Blast hosts Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson take you on a journey of their day before they attend Day 2 of the 2013 Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival. This webisode begins with one of our sponsors, Rendezvous, then we walk over to the historic Peabody Hotel, and before we head to the festival we stop at Gibson’s Donuts! Having a great time before the music starts! Special thanks to Steve Shattuck for his video camera work. Enjoy our 6th Concert Blast Webisode.

                     

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                      Concert Blast Webisode 5 – The Friday Night Concerts – Memphis in May Part 4

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                        Posted on 10/10/2013

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                        Mike Arnold showing Tom Thompson's Muddy Boot in the Media Trailer at the 2013 Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival

                        Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast have reported through 3 Webisodes on the 2013 Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival and now this webisode begins the coverage with various clips from the Friday night performances, This coverage begins with us warming up in the media trailer before attending concerts of The Wallflowers, Sheryl Crow, Ygnwie Malmsteen, Hall and Oates, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Bassnectar, and Alice In Chains… Enjoy this short Concert Blast video webisode.

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                          Brian Milson Interview – Anti Bullying Campaign “Nothing Grows in Shadows” – Podcast 256

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                            Posted on 10/7/2013

                            Brian Milson Interview with Concert Blast - Nothing Grows In Shadows

                            Brian Milson Interview with Concert Blast's Mike Arnold

                            Country singer/songwriter Brian Milson from Odessa, TX was in Nashville recently and stopped by to see Concert Blast while on his media circuit of his anti-bullying campaign while promoting his song, “Nothing Grows In Shadows”.  This song not only touches hearts, but the lyrics and melody reaches into a person’s chest and rips out the entire heart!  Not only is the song very touching, but the video of this emotional tune puts the song over the top.  Mike Arnold of Concert Blast  sits with the singer of this future hit, Brian Milson, to discuss the song, the video, and his career.  This is a special audio and video interview podcast… ENJOY!

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                              Concert Blast Webisode 4 – The Sheryl Crow Photo Dilemma – Memphis in May Part 3

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                                Posted on 9/30/2013

                                Concert Blast in the Media Trailer at Memphis in May 2013

                                Concert Blast in the Media Trailer at Memphis in May 2013

                                On this fourth Concert Blast Webisode we explain that during the opening night of the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, Sheryl Crow was the first of three acts for the entire weekend to refuse the photographers from taking concert photos of her show. The photographers in the media trailer were very upset on this decision and you will see and hear their rants about her. Brian Hasbrook explains the photo pit access while Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold pick on Brian for not taking photos of Sheryl from the middle of the crowd. Enjoy Concert Blast Webisode 4 – The Sheryl Crow Photo Dilemma – Memphis in May 2013 Part 3.

                                 

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                                  Concert Blast Webisode 3 – Arriving at the Music Festival – Memphis in May Part 2

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                                    Posted on 9/25/2013
                                     

                                    Concert Blast Arrives at Memphis in May

                                    Concert Blast Arrives at Memphis in May 2013 - Brian Hasbrook, Tom Thompson, and Mike Arnold

                                    The co-hosts of Concert Blast (Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson) arrives at the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival. They introduce the show then head to a stage before getting kicked off of the back path (which they nicknamed The Media Path) and now they must walk through the crowd and the mud throughout the cold, wet weekend. The webisode finishes up at a wine tasting booth which Mike Arnold (who doesn’t drink) partakes in the various flavors. Enjoy this Concert Blast webisode!

                                     

                                     

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                                      Concert Blast Webisode 2 – Memphis Bound – Memphis in May Part 1

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                                        Posted on 9/20/2013

                                        Concert Blast Webisode 1 - Memphis Bound - Memphis in May Part 1

                                        Tom, Brian, and Mike discuss the Beale Street Music Festival before leaving the hotel.

                                        Concert Blast continue with the video webisodes.  In “Webisode 2 – Memphis Bound“, Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson take you on their travel from Nashville to Memphis as they prepare for the 2013 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.  This is the first of many webisodes from the famous music festival.  This webisode begins with Mike, Brian, and Tom discussing what it’s like for media covering the music festival.  Then they stop for lunch in Jackson, TN at the Casey Jones Village to enjoy the food at the Old Country Store and Restaurant (Tom’s favorite place to eat).  The guys finally arrive in the cold, wet town of Memphis, TN to prepare for the festival.  Enjoy the video!

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