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WICKED Returns to Nashville March 26 – April 20 2014 – TPAC

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    Posted on 3/10/2014

    Wicked

    Wicked

    The Broadway musical WICKED returns to Nashville for another extended engagement at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). The show will run nightly from March 26th through April 20th. Tickets are now on sale with an expected sell out for every performance. To purchase Tickets: www.tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets now by calling (615) 782-4060. Continue to read the official TPAC press release.

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      2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Ceremony and Show PHOTOS – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium

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        Posted on 2/2/2014 

        Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

        Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

        Concert Blast was invited to cover the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Ceremony and Show so Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson jumped at the chance to cover this annual event again. Unfortunately our main photographer, Brian Hasbrook, was out of town, so Mike Arnold and Concert Blast friend Allen Atkinson took over the duties. Those inducted were; Peter Frampton, Randy Bachman, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Capps, Barbara Mandrell, Ben Keith, Will Lee, Corki Casey O’Dell, Velma Smith, and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. The 2014 Iconic Riff Award went to Roy Orbison for the famous riff in his rock hit, Pretty Woman. The 2014 Industry Icon Award was awarded to Mike Curb who created his own record label at the age of 18 and gained national attention a year later. Others at the show to help with the ceremony were; ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Neil Young, Don Felder, Billy Cox, Steve Wariner, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Oak Ridge Boys, Duane Eddy, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Chris Isaak, and Brenda Lee.  Enjoy the photos from the Concert Blast coverage of the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Ceremony and Show hosted by Charles “Chip” Esten.

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          John Mayer Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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            Posted on 12/11/2013

            John Mayer In Concert - Nashville, TN

            John Mayer In Concert - Nashville, TN (Photo by www.examiner.com)

            John Mayer returned to Nashville, TN on Wednesday December 4th, 2013 for another performance with speical guests, Philip Phillips. Although Concert Blast wasn’t invited this time to review his concert, one of our guest bloggers attended the show and was kind enough to provide Concert Blast readers with her thoughts on these performances.  Enjoy the John Mayer / Phillip Phillips concert review by guest blogger Terri Gibson.

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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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                      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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                                      We Will Rock You – Announcement – Nashville, TN TPAC 11/12/13 thru 11/17/13

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                                        Posted on 9/4/2013

                                        We Will Rock You The London Production of “We Will Rock You, featuring the Music of Queen, will be making a tour stop in Nashville, TN at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (aka TPAC) November 12th through November 17th 2013.  Tickets on sale 9/5/2013. This will be the first North American tour of this production.  Read more about the tour and the musical production from the official press release. Continue Reading…

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