THE AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
AS LATEST ADDITION TO EXTRAORDINARY LINE-UP
NORTH CAROLINA’S ERIC CHURCH TO HEADLINE BOTH NIGHTS WITH TWO HUGELY ANTICIPATED HOMECOMING SETS ON OCTOBER 17 AND 18 AT RALEIGH, NC’S WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE
Incredible Line-Up Features Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots,
Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band,
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Railroad Earth, and Many More
RALEIGH, NC – September 14th, 2015 – American Roots Festival, LLC and Live Nation have unveiled Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue as the latest addition to the line-up of artists performing at the upcoming American Roots Music & Arts Festival.
The festival features the eagerly awaited homecoming of North Carolina’s own Eric Church, set to headline both Saturday and Sunday. The multi-platinum crossover superstar – who has spent the past year on his epic “Outsiders World Tour” – was recently honored with a stunning five nominations for the 49th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, including his first-ever nod in the prestigious “Entertainer of the Year” category.
Additional performers and special concert events will be revealed in the coming weeks. The American Roots Music & Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 at Raleigh, NC’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.
The American Roots Music & Arts Festival features the best in today’s music with a stellar line-up that includes Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass.
Two-day tickets for the American Roots Music & Arts Festival start at $79 and are on sale now at http://livenation.com, via the Live Nation app, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone: 1-800-745-3000. For more information, please log on to http://americanrootsfest.com. In addition, a range of VIP and Super VIP Experiences are also available at http://americanrootsfest.com/vip.
Fans who purchase any American Roots Music & Arts Festival ticket between Tuesday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 15 can enter for the chance to win a free “American Roots Legends” VIP Experience upgrade for two, worth $500 per ticket. For full contest details and the official sweepstakes entry form, please log on to http://americanrootsfest.com/vipupgrade.
The American Roots Music & Arts Festival is inviting North Carolina-based singer/songwriters to enter the “Play The Fest” for a chance to perform live at the Festival. Four local artists will be selected to perform two original songs each, based on judges’ review and fan voting. Complete details and entry information can be found at http://americanrootsfest.com/playthefest.
The American Roots Music & Arts Festival will further honor Raleigh and The Triangle Area community by bringing music fans together with local food, beer, & crafts vendors at “The Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration,” scheduled to take place at the festival throughout the weekend.
Furthermore, the American Roots Music & Arts Festival and Live Nation are thanking North Carolina-area soldiers, veterans, and their families for their sacrifice by donating a block of free two-day festival tickets to veterans non-profit, the Task Force Dagger Foundation. In addition, all men, women, and families of the US Armed Forces will receive a 15% discount on lawn seats. Task Force Dagger Foundation representative – and Mrs. North Carolina – Cari Curtis will be at the American Roots Music & Arts Festival both days, greeting attendees, collecting donations, and raising awareness for the foundation. Members of the US Armed Forces and their families can receive their 15% discount on lawn seats by using discount code GOUSA. For more information go to http://americanrootsfest.com/taskforcedagger.
The American Roots Music & Arts Festival:
Eric Church (2 Nights)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The American Roots Music & Arts Festival is presented by Live Nation and American Roots Festival, LLC (a subsidiary of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC).
FOR ALL FESTIVAL DETAILS AND THE OFFICIAL FESTIVAL WEBSITE PLEASE GO TO:
About Blackbird Production Partners
Blackbird Production Partners is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events & festivals, broadcast series & specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics. American Roots Festival, LLC is a subsidiary, which exclusively focuses and dedicates its efforts and expertise on the American Roots Music & Arts Festival.
Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials, and releases include, Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples, The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris, Lynryd Skynrd: One More For The Fans, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.” For more, please see http://blackbirdpresents.com.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit http://livenationentertainment.com.