Alan Jackson Set to Headline Rock the South Festival
Alabama's Rock the South Festival has announced that Alan Jackson will headline its 2015 event.
The festival is set for June 19-20 in Cullman, Ala. In addition to Jackson, this year's lineup also includes Brantley Gilbert, Sara Evans, Blackberry Smoke, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Travis Tritt, Tyler Farr, Corey Smith, the Chris Weaver Band, Big Smo, Downsouth, Jessie Meuse and Dee Jay Silver.
This year's festival will be the fourth annual. Rock the South was co-founded by Evans' husband, former University of Alabama and NFL football player Jay Barker, to raise money for local charities that support tornado relief efforts. Cullman, which is about 50 miles north of Birmingham, was one of the cities hit hardest by tornadoes in 2011, when 208 twisters were reported over a 24-hour period in April, causing more than $2 billion in property damage and leaving 64 people dead.
"Every year, this event serves as a reminder that together we can overcome and rebuild -- and that we're doing it together," Evans says in a press release. "Seeing everyone come together on an annual basis shows just how strong the people of this region are. Having the support of artists like Alan Jackson and Brantley Gilbert, and Pepsi as a title sponsor this year, are incredible additions to Rock the South and to our community."
Rock the South has given more than $150,000 to local charities to date.
Early-bird ticket rates are available until April 30 via RockTheSouth.com, with general admission, platinum and VIP options also available.
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