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Traces In Nashville, TN – TPAC – Feb 19-24 (Announcement)

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    Posted On 2/12/2013 
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    ARRIVES IN NASHVILLE FEBRUARY 19-24
    AT THE TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

    Traces - Photo2NASHVILLE – TRACES, the acclaimed show by the Montreal-based troupe 7 Fingers, arrives at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for eight performances on February 19-24.

    Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now by visiting www.tpac.org, calling (615) 782-4040, and visiting the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call (615) 782-4060.

    New York City’s most acclaimed and groundbreaking circus, TRACES strips away everything you thought you knew about the Big Top and fuses the traditions of circus with the energy of street performance to create an explosive display of emotion and physicality set to the music of Radiohead, VAST, Blackalicious, and more.

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      Jewel Interview – Nashville, TN

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        Posted on 1/24/2013 

        31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown National Final / 2013

        Written by Guest Blogger Samantha Shrader
        Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jewel hosted the 31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown Finalist competition at the Historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN last week.  In addition to taking photographs of their amazing event, I was given the opportunity to chat with Jewel prior to the show.

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          Catch Me If You Can Tour Flies Into Nashville, TN (January 22-27 2013)

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            Posted on 1/06/2013
            Catch Me If You Can

            TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center), the Nashville, TN venue that brings us concerts and Touring Broadway Plays/Musicals continue with their 2012/2013 Broadway season as they host the touring Broadway Musical from the Steven Spielberg hit movie with the same name, “Catch Me If You Can“.  You can catch this musical on the young life of Frank Abagnale Jr. Tickets are on sale now at www.tpac.org .  Please read the press release below for more information.

             

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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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                  Aerosmith Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                    Posted on 12/18/2012 

                    Aerosmith In Concert - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

                    Aerosmith In Concert - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry - Photo From www.Aerosmith.com

                    Aerosmith returned to Nashville, TN to thrill classic rock audiences once again.  Aerosmith has been a tour regular to Nashville, but it has been a while since the “Bad Boys From Boston” had performed in the Music City.  While Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook were out of town, our guest blogger friend Josh Jackson, took it on himself to fill in for us (Thanks Josh!).  Enjoy Josh Jackson’s Aerosmith Concert Review from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 12/13/2012.

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                      Thanksgiving Special 2012 (Podcast 241)

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                        Posted on 11/21/2012

                        Concert Blast Hosts

                        Concert Blast Hosts - Mike Arnold - Brian Hasbrook - Tom Thompson

                        Happy Thanksgiving from Concert Blast!
                        Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson recorded this Thanksgiving Special podcast by focusing on songs related to being Thankful.  Songs are titled or included the words, “Thank You”, or “Thankful”. There are also other songs with the words and meaning of “Thanks”. Mike and Tom also share stories about the artists that are featured on this show. Enjoy this podcast and think of what you are thankful for this year.

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                          Styx Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

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                            Posted on 11/14/2012

                            Styx In Concert - Nashville, TN

                            Styx In Concert - Nashville, TN

                             

                             

                            Styx made their return to Nashville, TN to perform another concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  We really didn’t know who enjoyed this show more, the fans or Tommy Shaw getting to perform on the former Grand Ole Opry stage again.  This show was mostly a greatest hits concert with a few of the older FM album cuts thrown in for fun (as it should be).  Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review as he takes you through the set list to describe Styx’s Nashville concert.

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                              Styx Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (Photos)

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                                Posted on 11/11/2012

                                Styx In Concert - Nashville, TN - JY and Tommy Shaw

                                Styx In Concert - Nashville, TN - JY and Tommy Shaw

                                Nashville, TN seems to a regular tour stop for Styx as they performed in concert on Thursday November 8th at the Ryman Auditorium.  The fans in attendance were ready for another visit by one of the best live performers in the music business as they gave an excellent set at the full, but not sold-out, Ryman Auditorium.  Our guest photographer, Samantha Shrader, lent us her talent once again…  Enjoy the photos!

                                 

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                                  Meat Loaf Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (Photos)

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                                    Posted on 10/9/2012

                                    Meat Loaf In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

                                    Meat Loaf In Concert - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

                                       
                                    It’s been a while since Meat Loaf performed a concert in Nashville, TN, but on Wednesday August 29th the Nashville, TN, fans were ready for another concert by one of the masters of front men.  Meat Loaf and his band performed an excellent set at the full, but not sold-out, Ryman Auditorium.  Concert Blast co-hosts Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson were on hand and ready to record a concert review podcast, but they got the word from Meat Loaf’s staff to enjoy the show and not to worry about working… So They Did! Our friend Chris Johnson was on hand to take the concert photos for our Concert Blast friends to see… Enjoy!  We cetainly did!
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                                      Grand Funk Railroad Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Riverfront Park (Podcast 240)

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                                        Posted On 9/30/2012

                                        Grand Funk Railroad In Concert - Don Brewer

                                        Grand Funk Railroad In Concert - Don Brewer

                                        It was Saturday, August 25th, when Grand Funk Railroad returned to Nashville, TN to perform once again for the umpteenth time.  Grand Funk hasn’t performed in Nashville since early in this century, but in the past they have thrilled their fans with concerts many times.  With Mark Farner out of the picture these days, Max Carl on guitar /vocals and former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick has filled the gap, and have done it very well.  Mike Arnold, with special guest host, Concert Blast #1 fan, Vivian Johnson, were on hand to review this concert song by song and supply many live clips of this night for the podcast.  Enjoy this Concert Review (audio podcast and written blog) and the special sing along at the end of the podcast with the original Concert Blast staff and GFR’s original drummer, Don Brewer!

                                         

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