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Beale Street Music Festival Concert Photos – Saturday 5/4/2013

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    Posted on 5/23/2013

    ZZ Top In Concert

    ZZ Top In Concert

    Concert Blast continued with the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN.  A major part of the coverage is the work of expert concert photographer Brian Hasbrook.  While Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson were busy cutting up with the festival fans and covering the audio commentary portion of the music acts, Brian was busy getting to the various stages.  This is part two of Brian’s work from Saturday night’s acts which included; Patti Smith, Dwight Yoakam, Big Boi, The Black Keys, Gov’t Mule and ZZ Top.  Enjoy Brian Hasbrook’s day 2  from the Beale Street Music Festival concert photos!

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      Beale Street Music Festival Review – Saturday – 5/4/2013 – Podcast 244

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        Posted on 5/21/2013

        Beale Street Music Festival Stage

        One of the three large Beale Street Music Festival Stages

        The fun continued for the Concert Blast staff at the Beale Street Music Festival for Day Two coverage on Saturday May 4th.  On this day we covered ZZ Top, The Black Keys, Patti Smith, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dwight Yoakam, and Gavin DeGraw.  Saturday started on a great note as we have always started for many years… sleeping in late and getting a late lunch at the world’s famous barbeque ribs restaurant, Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous!  They have sponsored our Saturday coverage for years and this year they asked us to return next year.  We thank both sponsors that helped make these trips possible, Rendezvous and The Best Around Food Concessions!  Check out the podcast and/or read the following blog on our Saturday adventures!

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          Beale Street Music Festival Concert Photos – Friday 5/3/2013

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            Posted on 5/19/2013

            Yngwie Malmsteen In Concert

            Yngwie Malmsteen In Concert

            Concert Blast returned to Memphis, TN to cover the Beale Street Music Festival again this year.  A major part of the coverage is the work of expert concert photographer Brian Hasbrook.  While Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson were busy cutting up with the festival fans and covering the audio commentary portion of the music acts, Brian was busy trying to meet the demands of being on time at as many stages as possible to take photos from the pit in front of the stage.  This is part one of Brian’s work from Friday night’s acts which includes; The Joy Formidable, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deftones, Daryl Hall & John Oates and The Wallflowers.  Enjoy Brian Hasbrook’s Beale Street Music Festival concert photos!

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              Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival – Friday – 5/3/2013 – Podcast 243

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                Posted on 5/14/2013

                Beale Street Music Festival Crowd

                Beale Street Music Festival Crowd

                One of the first topics Concert Blast covered on our very first show was the discussion of Tom Thompson’s trip to Memphis as he attended the Beale Street Music Festival in May of 2005.  Every year since, Concert Blast has covered the three day music festival and have enjoyed every one of them.  This is part one of a three part series of what happened in Memphis, TN at Tom Lee Park during the first weekend in Memphis In May. Special thanks to the Memphis In May staff for inviting us every year to cover this event and for making us feel very welcomed!

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                  Tom Keifer Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – 3rd and Lindsley

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                    Posted on 2/26/2013 

                    Tom Keifer In Concert - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley

                    Tom Keifer In Concert - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley

                    Hard Rockers Cinderella front man, Tom Keifer, made a tour stop in Nashville, TN at the club 3rd and Lindsley to promote his upcoming solo record which is due to be released in April. Tom performed to a packed venue of over 300 Cinderella rock fans.  Our Concert Blast photographer, Brian Hasbrook, supplied the concert photos…  Enjoy!

                     

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                      The Who Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                        Posted on 12/27/2012

                        The Who Quadrophenia Tour
                        The Who returned to Nashville for the first time in many decades.  In fact the last time The Who performed in Middle Tennessee was when they had the original lineup including Keith Moon and John Entwistle.  That was “The Who By Numbers” tour in the mid 1970’s.  Today there are only two original members still living and they are still performing with the energy level and playing ability they’ve always had, even though Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are now in their late 60s.  The Who is currently on tour celebrating the anniversary of the Quadrophenia album.  Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold were looking forward to seeing The Who again, but preferred a greatest hits show instead of a album concept show.  Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review of The Who in Nashville, TN.
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                          Train Concert Review – Nashville, TN – The Woods At Fontanel (Podcast 239)

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                            Posted 9/7/2012

                            Train In Concert - Pat Monahan - Nashville, TN

                            Train In Concert - Pat Monahan - Nashville, TN

                            Train returned to Nashville, TN to perform another one of their memorable concerts… at least they tried before Mother Nature stepped in.  Train performed about fifty minutes of their California 37 Tour set before they were ordered to leave the stage and say goodbye to their 5,000 plus SRO Train fans.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast were on hand to capture the live experience through a concert review podcast with lots of live clips while the fun lasted.  Enjoy listening to our podcast with lots of live clips and/or reading the written blog concert review!

                             

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                              Train Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – The Woods At Fontanel (Photos)

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                                Posted on 9/4/2012

                                Train In Concert - Pat Monahan - Nashville, TN

                                Train In Concert - Pat Monahan - Nashville, TN

                                Sunday August 5th was a wet dreary day in Nashville, TN, but it didn’t stop the SRO 5,000 plus Train fans to attend the Train concert at the uncovered amphitheater, The Woods at Fontanel.  The rain stopped before the crowds appeared at the venue and it looked to be a beautiful night for a concert.  Unfortunately the weather forecasted a major storm heading for Nashville, which cut the entire night short for all three acts on this bill.  However, Brian Hasbrook was on hand to take the concert photos of Train before the venue shut down the show… ENJOY!

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                                  CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert – Saturday 6/9/2012 (Podcast 236)

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                                    Posted on 7/4/2012

                                    Luke Bryan In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2012

                                    Luke Bryan In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2012

                                     
                                     
                                    Saturday Night June 9th 2012 was night three of the CMA Music Fest stadium concerts. Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson were on hand for the coverage. On this night the performers included; Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Hunter Hayes. Enjoy listening to our podcast coverage and reading Mike Arnold’s blog review.

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                                      CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert Photos – Saturday 6/9/2012 (Photos)

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                                        Posted on 7/2/2012

                                        Luke Bryan In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2012

                                        Luke Bryan In Concert - CMA Music Festival 2012

                                           
                                        Concert Blast covers night three of the CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, TN.  This is the photo coverage from the third of four nights of the stadium concerts.  Concert Blast photographer Brian Hasbrook took photos throughout the night and this is his work from the concerts that took place on Saturday, June 9th 2012.  Photos include Scotty McCreery (Fan Club Party), Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Rodney Atkins (Surprise Guest) and Hunter Hayes.  Enjoy Brian’s photos!

                                         

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