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Ringo Starr Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

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    Posted on 8/5/2012
    Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band

    On Saturday July 7th, Ringo Starr turned 72 years of age.  He spent the evening of his birthday working in Nashville, TN at the historic Ryman Auditorium as he performed with his All Starr Band to a Sold-Out crowd.  On this tour, the band consisted of Todd Rundgren on guitar, Richard Page (Mister Mister) on bass, Steve Lukather (Toto) on lead guitar, Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) on Hammond B-3 Organ and Keyboards, Mark Rivera (Billy Joel) on saxophone, keyboards, and percussion, and touring drummer Greg Bissonette.  Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review blog as he steps through the night’s set list.

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      Stevie Nicks Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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        Posted on 8/1/2012

        Stevie Nicks In Concert

        Stevie Nicks In Concert

        Stevie Nicks returned to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, July 24th to perform as a solo artist this time around. As the opening act on the Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks Heart and Soul Tour, the Fleetwood Mac singer and solo artist took the classic rock audience through a journey of her career and the musical life of a classic rocker! Mike Arnold was on hand to cover this nostalgic evening. Enjoy reading his concert review!

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          CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert – Sunday 6/10/2012 (Podcast 237)

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            Posted on 7/27/2012

            CMA Music Festival 2012

            CMA Music Festival 2012

               
            Sunday night June 10th was the closing night of the CMA Music Festival 2012.  On this night the performers included; Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Benley, Scotty McCreery, and The Mavericks.  Enjoy listening to our podcast coverage and reading Mike Arnold’s blog review.

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              CMA Music Fest – Stadium Concert Photos – Sunday 6/10/2012 (Photos)

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                Posted on 7/23/2012

                Martina McBride / 2012

                Martina McBride In Concert - CMA 2012 Music Festival

                   
                 
                 
                Concert Blast covers night four of the CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, TN.  This is the photo coverage from the forth of four nights of the stadium concerts.  Concert Blast  took photos throughout the night and this is our work from the concerts that took place on Sunday, June 10th 2012.  Photos include Martina McBride, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Scotty McCreery and The Mavericks.  Enjoy the photos!

                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

                 

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                  Gretchen Wilson Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena 6/20/2012

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                    Posted on 7/14/2012

                    Gretchen Wilson In Concert - Nashville, TN - Photo by www.stageshottz.com

                    Gretchen Wilson In Concert - Nashville, TN - Photo by www.stageshottz.com

                     
                    The main opening act from the Gang of Outlaws Tour with ZZ TOP and 3 Doors Down was also the most energetic and best live performance of the night, Gretchen Wilson.  Concert Blast was invited to cover this night of excellent music, so Mike Arnold was on hand to bring you the concert review as he describes the details from the set list. Enjoy!

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                      CMA Music Fest – Various Events Coverage – 6/8/2012 (Podcast 233)

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                        Posted on 6/15/2012

                        Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown In Concert - CMA Music Festival

                        Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown In Concert - CMA Music Festival

                          
                        Concert Blast returned to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN once again to attend and cover one of the best and most organized music festivals in the world.  The CMA Music Festival is a week long celebration of country music which brings in people from all over the world.  There are fan club parties, free concerts in the streets and at Riverfront Park, the hotels and restaurants are packed with tourists, and who knows what star will make their way to the stage in the downtown bars.  We always do our best to cover the Stadium shows of the top selling country acts, but we also try to participate in the other special events.  This podcast covers the unique events.  An interview with three stars from the History Channel’s hit TV show Swamp People (Troy, Jacob, and Chase Landry),  Coverage of Little Big Town fans, Detroit’s country band Cold City Cowboys, and Sawyer Brown’s concert at Riverfront Park.  Enjoy our podcast and reading about these experiences!

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                          CMA Music Fest – Various Events Coverage – 6/8/2012 (Photos)

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                            Posted on 6/14/2012

                            CMA Music Festival - Riverfront Park Crowd for Sawyer Brown

                            CMA Music Festival - Riverfront Park Crowd for Sawyer Brown

                              
                            Every year since 2007, Concert Blast has made a trip to the CMA Music Festival held in Nashville, TN during the second week of June.  We always try to cover every night of the stadium concerts, but we always try to cover some of the special events.  Concert Blast photographer Brian Hasbrook took photos throughout the week and here is his work of some of the special events we attended.  An interview with three stars from the History Channel’s TV hit show Swamp People (Troy, Jacob, and Chase Landry),  Photos of Little Big Town (and fans), Kellie Pickler, and Sawyer Brown’s concert at Riverfront Park.  Enjoy Brian’s photos!

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                              Three Dog Night Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 5/17/2012 (Podcast 232)

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                                Posted on 6/12/2012

                                Three Dog Night In Concert

                                Three Dog Night In Concert

                                   
                                On Thursday, May 17, Three Dog Night returned to Nashville, TN to perform a Sold-Out concert at the Wildhorse Saloon.  Mike Arnold and special guest host Gary Bell was there for a concert review.  New artist Black Market Research opened the show and was well received by the older crowd.  Read Mike Arnold’s concert review blog and listen to the Concert Blast podcast… ENJOY!

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                                  Steve Winwood with Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert Review – Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel Amphitheater – 5/18/2012

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                                    Posted On 6/1/2012

                                    Steve Winwood In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                    Steve Winwood In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                     
                                     
                                    On Friday May 18th 2012, Steve Winwood with special guests Michael Franti & Spearhead rocked the Sold-Out amphiteater, The Woods at Fontanel, for a Radner Lake Fundraiser.  Concert Blast was invited to cover this event so Mike Arnold made his way down to the celebration to take photos and review the concert.  Enjoy the review!

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                                      Steve Winwood with Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel – 5/18/2012 (Photos)

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                                        Posted On 5/30/2012

                                        Steve Winwood with Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert Fans

                                        Steve Winwood with Michael Franti & Spearhead Concert Fans

                                         
                                        On Friday May 18th, Steve Winwood and his opening act Michael Franti & Spearhead performed a benefit concert for Radner Lake in Nashville, TN.  The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel was extremely packed.  If the show wasn’t completely Sold-Out, it was very close.  In fact the general admission area in the back sold-out days before the concert and there were only a few reserved seats available.  Enjoy the concert photos from Mike Arnold.

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