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Memphis the Musical at Nashville’s TPAC November 15-20, 2011 (Blog)

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    Posted on 11/07/2011

    Memphis LogoMEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical,  and the show that’s currently blowing the roof off Broadway, opens at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 15, for a limited engagement!
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      Elvis Presley Graceland Sound Seeing Tour – Memphis, TN – (Podcast 211)

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        Posted 7/4/2011

        Alicia Dean Gives Audio Tour of Graceland

        Alicia Dean Gives Audio Tour of Graceland

        When Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast traveled to Memphis, TN to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, they were also invited for an escorted personal tour of the home of Elvis Presley.  Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold received a personal escorted tour from Alicia Dean from the PR department of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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          Elvis Presley Graceland Tour Photos – Memphis, TN – (Photos)

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            Posted on 7/3/2011

            Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold at the Home of Elvis Presley - Graceland

            Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold at the Home of Elvis Presley - Graceland

            When Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast traveled to Memphis, TN to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, they were also invited for an escorted personal tour of the former home of Elvis Presley.  Brian Hasbrook was on hand to capture some photos of some of the rooms and the grounds.

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              Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival (Part 2 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/30/2011 (Podcast 205)

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                Posted 5/17/2011

                Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival 2011

                Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival 2011

                Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Saturday’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; John Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Mumford and Sons, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hinder, and Paul Thorn.

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                  Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos (Part 2 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/30/2011 (Photos)

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                    Posted 5/16/2011

                    Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - Mumford & Sons

                    Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival - Mumford & Sons

                    Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Saturday’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; Lucinda Williams, Mumford and Sons, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hinder, and Paul Thorn. Unfortunately, JohnMellencamp did not allow the media into the photo pit and Ke$ha’s stage show was too dark for the non-flash cameras.

                    Enjoy the concert photos taken by Brian Hasbrook on this day two of his Photo Postings.

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                      Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival Photos (Part 1 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/29/2011 (Photos)

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                        Posted on 5/12/2011

                        Flaming Lips Concert - Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival

                        Flaming Lips Concert - Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival

                        Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Friday night’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; Stone Temple Pilots, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Cake, Everclear, Cage the Elephant, & B.o.B.. 

                        Enjoy the concert photos taken by Brian Hasbrook on this first of two Photo Postings.

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                          Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival (Part 1 of 2) – Memphis, TN – 4/29/2011 (Podcast 204)

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                            Posted on 5/7/2011

                            Beale Street Music Festival Crowd

                            Beale Street Music Festival Crowd

                            Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast covered Friday night’s 2011 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival with artists; Stone Temple Pilots, Flaming Lips, MGMT, Cake, Everclear, Cage the Elephant, & B.o.B.. 

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                              Concert Blast Video – Look Back on 2010 Part 2 (Podcast 192)

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                                POSTED 1/21/2011Look Back 0n 2010 - Part 2

                                Written by Mike Arnold

                                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 2 of our 2010 Concert Blast Posts.  This video takes you through the month of May as we covered the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival and more and then carries you through the first portion of the  month of June 2010. 

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                                  Sheryl Crow Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 10-01-2010 (Blog)

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                                    Sheryl Crow - In Concert Nashville, TN

                                    Sheryl Crow - In Concert Nashville, TN

                                    Written by James Downing

                                    If you remember a few months ago, I reviewed my less than pleasurable experience seeing Sheryl Crow at The River Bend Music Fest in Chattanooga, TN.  It wasn’t that Sheryl was bad, she was great, but what I was told was a front row seat was actually a seat quite a ways back from the stage behind a general admission area and the band was on a stage that was at least 40 feet high.  Now for a casual music fan, that would have been satisfactory, but I am not your casual music fan.  When I go to a show I like to be as close to the stage as possible, especially when it comes to a favorite of mine like Sheryl Crow.  I was glad that I had the chance to see her perform several shows on this tour because the other shows that I attended more than made up for the sour taste that was left in my mouth after the Chattanooga show.

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                                      Pat Benatar Concert Review – Memphis, TN – Memphis Botanic Garden – 7/9/2010 (BLOG)

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                                        Posted 8/24/2010

                                        Written by James Downing

                                        Going to see a Pat Benatar concert is like putting a quarter in a classic rock juke box.  She performs hit after hit and her voice still sounds great!  By adding to that wonderful voice, Pat’s husband Neil Giraldo and his screaming guitar licks, you have one of the best shows on the classic rock circuit today.

                                        Pat Benatar In Concert - Neil Giraldo

                                        Pat Benatar In Concert - Neil Giraldo

                                        Pat Benatar In Concert

                                        Pat Benatar In Concert

                                        Pat didn’t have a new album out to promote this summer but she does have a book out called “Between A Heart And A Hard Place.”  Each city  tour stop became an appearance at a local bookstore to sign copies of the book and to meet her fans.  She was going to be at the Davis Kidd Book Store in Memphis at 12:30pm on the day of the show, so I packed up my bags and took off early that morning so that I could meet up with my friend Julie, who lives in Memphis, and go meet Pat.

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