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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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      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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          Steve Winwood with Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert Review – Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel Amphitheater – 5/18/2012

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            Posted On 6/1/2012

            Steve Winwood In Concert - Nashville, TN

            Steve Winwood In Concert - Nashville, TN

             
             
            On Friday May 18th 2012, Steve Winwood with special guests Michael Franti & Spearhead rocked the Sold-Out amphiteater, The Woods at Fontanel, for a Radner Lake Fundraiser.  Concert Blast was invited to cover this event so Mike Arnold made his way down to the celebration to take photos and review the concert.  Enjoy the review!

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              38 Special Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 10/7/2010 (Podcast 184)

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                38 Special In Concert - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon

                38 Special In Concert - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon

                Concert Blast was accepted as media to cover the .38 Special concert in Nashville, TN at the Wildhorse Saloon.   Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing attended the show on Thursday October 7th 2010.

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                  38 Special Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 10/7/2010 (Photos)

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                    38 Special In Concert - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon

                    38 Special In Concert - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon

                    Classic Rockers .38 Special returned to Nashville, TN to perform another concert at the Wildhorse Saloon and Concert Blast was on hand to witness Don Barnes, Donnie Van Zandt, and their bandmates thrill the packed house.

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                      Grand Funk Railroad – The Guess Who Concert Photos – Elizabethtown, KY – Freeman Lake Park – 6/26/2010 (PHOTOS)

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                        Grand Funk Railroad

                        On Saturday, June 26, 2010, Concert Blast hosts Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing traveled to Elizabethtown KY as they were invited by two of the best classic rock acts still on the road today, The Guess Who and Grand Funk Railroad. Continue Reading…

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                          Grand Funk Railroad – The Guess Who Concert Review – Elizabethtown, KY – Freeman Lake Park – 6/26/2010 (Podcast 175)

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                            Elizabethtown, KY Concert Crowd Waiting for the Show to Start - Approx 5,000 in Attendance

                            Elizabethtown, KY Concert Crowd Waiting for the Show to Start - Approx 5,000 in Attendance

                            On Saturday, June 26, 2010, Concert Blast hosts Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and James Downing traveled to Elizabethtown KY as they were invited by two of the best classic rock acts still on the road today, The Guess Who and Grand Funk Railroad, to review their concert at Freeman Lake Park (Tom Thompson was out of town for this show). Continue Reading…

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                              WHO IS CONCERT BLAST? – Concert Blast – About Us

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                                Concert Blast began with Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson. Three guys who grew up together in the Nashville, TN area. These guys have attended hundreds (if not over a thousand) concerts.

                                Every time the guys would get together with friends, they would all want to know about the shows they’ve seen and found themselves discussing these concerts for long periods of time.

                                Concert Blast on the Bonnaroo Media Stage

                                Concert Blast on the Bonnaroo Media Stage - (left to right) Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson

                                Mike thought a music talk show would make a great radio show. After failing to convince radio stations/companies that this format could be good for radio, he gave up. A couple of years later, Mike was introduced to podcasting. He approached Brian and Tom about the idea of discussing concerts on a podcast and they said let’s do it! Concert Blast formed a family friendly podcast and the first podcast was uploaded in May of 2005.

                                Since our website began back in May of 2005 and have produced more than 200 audio shows with many blogs and posted photos.

                                We have been invited to cover many concerts and music festivals such as the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, CMA Music Festival, as well as many of the top Music Concerts (Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Joan Jett, Night Ranger, and many more).

                                We usually feature Classic Rock acts, but we do not limit ourselves to it.

                                We were featured as one of the Top 5 Classic Rock podcasts from Classic Rock About.com.
                                http://classicrock.about.com/od/2005/tp/rock_myths.htm

                                In 2008 we were nominated as one of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards.

                                Concert Blast Book - Concert Blast Experiences Written by Mike Arnold

                                In 2009 James Downing joined the team as a blogger while Mike Arnold took time off to write his book on our Concert Blast Experiences.  James departed Concert Blast in 2012 to concentrate on his own blog/podcast/photos website, Monsters From The Basement.

                                In April 2010 Mike Arnold released his book:

                                “CONCERT BLAST EXPERIENCES Guest List-Backstage-VIP” and is back podcasting with Concert Blast.

                                CONCERT BLAST EXPERIENCES
                                Guest List-Backstage-VIP
                                http://www.concertblast.com/book.html

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