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Van Halen Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – 4/27/2012

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    Posted on 5/1/2012

    Van Halen Tour 2012It was Friday, April 27th, 2012 when the long awaited return of Van Halen landed in the Music City.  Thousands of Van Halen fans were looking forward to this event and many of them asked us if Concert Blast were going to cover this event.  Several of the fans in attandance even were emailing and texting us wanting to know where we were.  Unfortuantely the Van Halen management did not approve us for concert review tickets (although their publicist tried).  They did approve our photo pass, but our photographers didn’t want to take photos from the sound board (too hard to shoot over the crowd) for three songs and be escorted out the door… HOWEVER, our good friend Josh Jackson was there and surprised us with a written review.  Enjoy the Review!

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      Rick Springfield Documentary Movie Review – An Affair of the Heart – 4/21/2012 (Podcast 229)

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        Posted on 4/29/2012

        An Affair of the Heart - Rick Springfield Documentary
        On Saturday April 21st, Concert Blast attended the Nashville premiere viewing of the Rick Springfield documentary movie, “An Affair of the Heart” at the Nashville Film Festival.  With this movie being focused on the relationship between Rick and his fans, you know there were fans attending this premiere!  Mike Arnold was there for his podcasting services and Concert Blast friend Joe Nelms provided the photography.  This podcast includes a lot of conversations with the fans before the showing, an introduction from the producers of the movie, a portion of the Q & A session after the movie, a short interview with movie director Sylvia Caminer and producer Melanie Lentz-Janey, a review of the movie, and favorite parts of the movie from the attending fans who traveled in from all over for this event. Listen to our podcast and read Mike’s blog on the evening.

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          Nashville’s TPAC Announces 2012-13 Broadway Series

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            Posted on 4/5/2012

            2012-13 Broadway Series At TPACOn Tuesday April 3rd, 2010 the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) announced the Broadway Series shows coming to the elaborate Andrew Jackson Hall.  The announcement was open to the current season ticket holders and media.  This announcement was also done in style! 

            The lights went down in Andrew Jackson Hall while the huge video screen displayed the logo of “The Lion King”.  That alone brought cheers, but when the New York Broadway star from The Lion King , Tshidi Manye, took center stage to sing “The Circle of Life”, instantly the cheers got a lot louder! 

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              RAIN – A Beatles Tribute Returns to Nashville’s TPAC

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                Posted on 4/2/2012

                Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

                Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles

                RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles return to Nashville, TN for six straight shows May 1st – May 6th at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Andrew Jackson Hall) on their US tour.  Below is the press release on this successful touring Broadway production.  Tickets are now on sale and are going fast.  Get your tickets now!

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                  George Thorogood and the Destroyers Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 3/20/2012 (Podcast 228)

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                    Posted on 3/28/2012

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                    George Thorogood and the Destoyers In Concert - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon - 3-20-2012

                    George Thorogood and the Destroyers returned to Nashville, TN to perform at the Sold-Out Wildhorse Saloon.  Nashville classic rock radio station 105.9 The Rock presented this show and they did their job well.  When the doors opened, there were only 90 tickets left and before the opening act was finished, the show was completely Sold-Out, which made for a great show!

                    Concert Blast was invited to review this concert so Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, and old Concert Blast friend, Michael Fulghum, gave their thoughts on the review during this audio podcast.

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                      George Thorogood and the Destroyers Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 3/20/2012 (Photos)

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                        Posted on 3/27/2012

                        George Thorogood and the Destoyers In Concert - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon - 3-20-2012

                        George Thorogood and the Destoyers In Concert - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon - 3-20-2012

                        On Tuesday, March 20th 2012, the Wildhorse Saloon came alive as George Thorogood and the Destoyers perfomed to a Sold-Out crowd at the Nashville, TN venue.  Long-time Concert Blast friend Michael Fulghum substituted for James Downing and Brian Hasbrook to perform the photography duties.  Check out the concert photos. 

                        Thanks for the help Michael!

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                          Adam Lambert Meet and Greet / Q&A Acoustic Performance Session – Nashville, TN – 107.5 The River – 03/09/2012

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                            Posted on 3/11/2012

                            Adam Lambert - The River 107.5 - Nashville, TN

                            Adam Lambert - The River 107.5 - Nashville, TN


                            Written by Christina Williams
                            (aka Alabama Tina)

                            When I think of Adam Lambert I think of someone who is an extremely talented vocalist, heavily involved in charity work that is close to his heart, and someone who isn’t afraid to be himself.  I was all too excited when I found out that I would be able to write a blog for Concert Blast at a private Adam Lambert event being held by the radio station 107.5 The River in Nashville, Tennessee and sponsored by Direct Auto Insurance.

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                              Rick Springfield Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 2/10/2012 (Podcast 227)

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                                Posted on 2/18/2012

                                Rick Springfield In Concert - Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville, TN

                                Rick Springfield In Concert - Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville, TN

                                Concert Blast began the 2012 concert review podcasts in style with the annual party that Rick Springfield puts on in Nashville, TN every year around Valentine’s Day weekend.  This year was no different than the others.  Another explosive party provided by the rocker who refuses to allow his age prevent him from thrilling Rock and Roll audiences all over the world.
                                Concert Blast produced a podcast with Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, James Downing, and many Rick Springfield fans in attendance who were more than happy to join in for this show!

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                                  Rick Springfield Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 2/10/2012 (Photos)

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                                    Posted on 2/17/2012

                                    Rick Springfield In Concert - Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville, TN

                                    Rick Springfield In Concert - Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville, TN

                                    Rick Springfield made his annual return to the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN on Friday February 10, 2012.  Concert Blast was once again invited to cover this event while James Downing took the Concert Photos.  Enjoy the Rick Springfield concert photos from this event!

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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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