NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 21, 2013 - 2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 16, for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at $35 and $50 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale March 1 at 10:00 a.m. CST. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on March 1 at Ticketmaster.com. (Complete ticket purchase information is below.)
This year's theme "Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN" will feature performances from an all-star line-up including Urban, Gill, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr. It promises to be yet another in a line of one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime concert events highlighting great music, friendship and camaraderie.
"The purity in making music on your own terms - to create art in your own way - for me, is at the heart of the outlaw spirit," said Urban. "It's those outlaws that we celebrate this year, who not only made it possible for a guy like me to do what I love, but who play a pivotal role in the strength of Country music's diversity."
Museum Board President Vince Gill created All for the Hall, an artist-led fundraising initiative for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Funds raised through these events directly support the museum's mission and underwrite preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs that teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
"The first three We're All for the Hall concerts raised approximately $1.5 million," said Museum Director Kyle Young. "Those dollars go toward our operating expenses, directly funding the care of our collection, exhibitions, programs and more. We are beyond grateful to Keith Urban and Vince Gill. They are two of country music's greatest stewards and ambassadors, and we are honored by what they have done for this institution. I'm certain that this year's We're All for the Hall show will not only be an important source of revenue for the museum, but a 'once-in-a-lifetime, only-in-Nashville' concert for everyone lucky enough to attend."
Reserved Seating Tickets
Tickets ($35 and $50, plus Ticketmaster surcharge) go on sale March 1 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, the Bridgestone Arena box office or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Phone, internet and outlet orders are subject to a convenience fee.
Museum members enjoy a special presale ticket opportunity for the event; revenue from the membership program supports the museum's mission.
VIP packages will go on sale March 1 at Ticketmaster.com. They include:
"For You" Package
$3,500 for one ticket (A portion of this package is tax deductible to support the preservation of country music)
30 packages available
"Guitar Slinger" Package
$2,500 for one ticket (A portion of this package is tax deductible to support the preservation of country music)
10 packages available
$200 for one ticket (A portion of this package is tax deductible to support the preservation of country music)
60 packages available
About the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum's mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print®. More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books one hundred state-of-the-art venues around the globe.
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