Kenny Chesney and 2016 Summer Tourmates to Play Music & Miracles Superfest
On Tuesday (Sept. 15), Kenny Chesney revealed his plans for a Summer 2016 tour featuring Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion — and although the season is still months away, information for one of their shows has already been revealed.
The four country acts will be some of the first artists to ever perform at the Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., as part of the inaugural Music & Miracles Superfest on April 23, 2016.
“There is something about college football that inspires me,” Chesney says in a press release. “There is so much heart, so much dignity, to playing for the honor of your school. There are, obviously, a lot of good times and great memories made at the games, and those guys on the teams play all out in ways most people don’t realize. Every time I get to play somewhere with the kind of history Auburn has, it pushes me a little harder to really raise the bar. And the mission and heart behind Music & Miracles raises that bar higher still.”
The Music & Miracles Superfest, which is being created and presented by the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, aims to raise funds for two of Auburn's greatest needs: fighting cancer and feeding the hungry.
"Our vision for the Music & Miracles Superfest is to make history, to make music and to make miracles," say Kevin and Stacy Brown, founders of the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation. "And from the initial concept, we hoped that Kenny would accept our invitation and share our passion. The fact that he committed immediately after hearing about our big dreams showed us that not only is Kenny one of the most successful entertainers of our time, but his heart is as big as his star power.”
Adds Jay Jacobs, Auburn University's athletic director, "We are excited that the Music & Miracles Superfest, organized and presented by the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, will be the first concert ever in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Kenny Chesney and a stellar lineup of other top artists will put on a great show for an even greater cause. We appreciate the foundation’s efforts to fight cancer and feed the hungry, two initiatives that align with our own community service efforts.”
Chesney wrapped up his 2015 The Big Revival Tour on Aug. 29 in Foxboro, Mass. The trek set records at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn., and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., among other stops — and the country star says he wants next year to be even bigger.
“We are gearing up for a very big year next year,” Chesney says. “I can’t wait to have Miranda and Sam out with us … and there are more surprises for sure: things people have been asking us for a long time; places we’ve not been — or places we just really love playing. But to be able to start talking about 2016 with something like the Jordan-Hare Stadium? I can’t think of a better way to kick off what’s going to be an incredible year.”
For more information about the Music & Miracles Superfest, visit MusicAndMiracles.com. More dates for Chesney, Lambert, Hunt and Old Dominion's 2016 tour will be revealed in the coming months; Chesney is also set to headline the 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival in June.
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