“She comes from Boston”… and Maine, and Connecticut and seemingly every corner of New England to catch THE concert of the summer. Kenny Chesney’s “Sun City Carnival Tour” hits Gillette Stadium on August 15, an event country music fans have been waiting for since early December. After selling out all 60,000 seats in less than 10 minutes, Kenny’s show became the premier summer event for country fans up North.
This year, there is a lot to look forward to in the equally excitable, equally talented and equally worth-giving-up-precious-tailgating-time opening acts. Lady Antebellum will likely start the show, and this threesome has a lot to prove. After being named Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) “Top New Group” in 2008, their most recent single, “I Run to You” just hit number one.
Miranda Lambert herself
Next up will be Miranda Lambert, whose set is filled with a few kick ass rock covers as well as her own high energy, take-no-prisoners singles. This girl isn’t just “Famous in a Small Town” anymore, she’s a national country superstar and she’s ready to show New England why.
The third act to hit this powerhouse stage will be Montgomery Gentry, possibly the most experienced veterans on the tour (other than Mr. Chesney himself). This blue-collar praising duo is aiming to prove just why they’ve had over ten years of country success.
The last opener before the main attraction will be Sugarland. But don’t worry, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will only amp you up for the concert of your life. On their 3rd year now as a Chesney opener, Sugarland knows just what Boston fans need to heighten the anticipation, and they’ll only add to your amazement of the entire night.
Kenny kickin' butt at a performance
After three or so hours of great country music, Kenny Chesney—four-time ACM Entertainer of the Year—will finally take the stage to remind us all why we bribed strangers for the pre-sale code, or woke up early on that Saturday morning back in December. It’s simply the best concert of the year. But, if you were one of the thousands of fans who just couldn’t get those precious tickets this winter, you might want to scour EBay for any few remaining seats. Because August 15th, 2009 will be a day to remember—with an insane tailgating, frat-party atmosphere spanning across over 15 parking lots. Our boy Kenny promises to fill the night with nostalgic songs like “I Go Back”, beer ballads like “Keg in the Closet”, and his special performance of “She’s From Boston”, just for the New England fans he loves so much.
OurStage will be there, covering every minute and giving you a play by play as soon as we can! Stay Tuned!