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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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              CMA Music Festival 2013 – Stadium Concerts Coverage – Saturday 6/8/2013 – Podcast 251

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                Posted on 7/13/2013

                Concert Blast Los Angeles Friends at the CMA Music Fest 2013 - Saturday 6/8/2013

                Concert Blast Los Angeles Friends at the CMA Music Fest 2013 - Saturday 6/8/2013

                It was night three, Saturday, during the stadium concerts that the CMA Music Festival 2013 got the biggest surprise on the history of the festival and Concert Blast was there to cover it. There were the guest hosts of the night with Willie, Jase, and Si Robertson from the popular TV Show, Duck Dynasty, but that wasn’t the biggest surprise. The Country Music Festival was turned into a rock and roll party as super rocker, Lenny Kravitz made an appearance to see how country fans liked rocking. They like it for about 15 to 20 minutes before they had enough and was ready to get back to the country side of life. Listen to this podcast (or read this blog) from Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson as they covered (in order) Florida Georgia Line, Lenny Kravitz, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, and headliner Keith Urban, not to mention the other surprise guests and the fans we talked with… ENJOY!

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                  Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Review – Friday 5/4/2012 (Podcast 230)

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                    Posted on 5/14/2012
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                    Concert Blast returned to Memphis, TN to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival once again.  This time the team consisted of Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and our stand in photographer and helper, Steve Shattuck. 

                    Friday’s festivities included performances from Vol Beat, NeedToBreathe, Florence & the Machine, Megadeth, Evanescence, and Johnny Winter.  Not only does this podcast include the performance clips and our commentary of the performances, but Mike also enjoyed talking with some of the fans in attendance.  Enjoy the blog and podcast review!

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                      Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 – Part 3 – Mike Arnold

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                        Posted on 1/20/2012

                        Concert Blast - Mike Arnold's 2011 FavoritesWe felt Concert Blast had a successful year in 2011 with our stats and the experiences we were very blessed to encounter. We will have a series of Concert Blast Blogs from each of us that is dedicated to 2011 as Mike Arnold, James Downing, and Tom Thompson remember their favorite times covering events for Concert Blast.

                        Here is Mike Arnold’s Concert Blast Favorites from 2011.

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                          Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 – Part 2 – Tom Thompson

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                            Posted on 1/17/2012

                            Concert Blast Host Tom Thompson Remembers 2011We felt Concert Blast had a successful year in 2011 with our stats and the experiences we were very blessed to encounter. We will have a series of Concert Blast Blogs from each of us that is dedicated to 2011 as Mike Arnold, James Downing, and Tom Thompson remember their favorite times covering events for Concert Blast. 
                            This Blog is Tom Thompson’s Concert Blast Favorites from 2011.

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                              Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 – Part 1 – James Downing

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                                Posted on 1/15/2012

                                Concert Blast Hosts Remember 2011 - James DowningWe felt Concert Blast had a very successful year in 2011 from our stats and the experiences we were very blessed to encounter. This is the first in a series of Concert Blast Blogs from each host that will be dedicated to 2011 as Mike Arnold, James Downing, and Tom Thompson remember their favorite times covering events for Concert Blast.

                                Enjoy James Downing’s favorite 2011 Concert Blast Experiences! 

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                                  CONCERT BLAST TOP TEN FROM 2011

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                                    Posted 1/13/2012

                                    Concert Blast 2011 StatsThe year of 2011 is now in the history books.  Concert Blast had another successful year of improving our stats from the previous year.  We want to thank everyone who has ever downloaded/listened to our podcasts, read our blogs, and looked at our photos.  Let’s make 2012 even a bigger and better year!  With having 292,785 downloads of our podcasts in 2011, we devote this blog to our various Top 10 Stats from 2011.

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                                      Concert Blast Video – Look Back on 2010 – Part 6 – The Final Chapter – October through December (Podcast 196)

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                                        Posted 2/18/2011

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                                        A Look Back 0n 2010- Part 6 The Final Chapter

                                        While the concert-touring season has slowed down for the winter, I thought it would be nice to show our listening audiences what we went through in 2010.  I created multiple videos of our experiences with a month by month journey of our adventures.

                                        Here’s Part 6, the final chapter of our 2010 Concert Blast Posts.  This video takes you through our experiences of October through December.

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