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BLUE RIDGE MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO SALEM WITH BRANTLEY GILBERT AS HEADLINER
On Saturday, May 31, ACM’s Top New Male Artist Brantley Gilbert will headline the second annual Blue Ridge Music Festival at Salem Stadium.
Talented singer and actress Clare Bowen, best known for her role as Scarlett O’Connor on ABC’s hit series Nashville, will also join a powerhouse lineup of artists at the Blue Ridge Music Festival on May 31 at Salem Stadium. Her most recent single, “Black Roses” is now #16 on the Billboard Country charts. Bowen will be joining Brantley Gilbert, Travis Tritt, Thomas Rhett, Parmalee, Sam Hunt, Jukebox Mafia, and other exciting guests. The daylong country festival will be hosted by GAC and SiriusXM’s Storme Warren.
Tickets for the Festival are on sale now and can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. General admission field tickets are $40 plus additional fees and reserved seat stand tickets are $45 plus additional fees. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available.
“This is great news for the entire region,” says Carey Harveycutter, Salem’s Director of Tourism. “We can’t wait for the festival to return to Salem Stadium, and we’re already making plans to enhance the fan experience.”
“We’re excited to be back,” states Mike Smardak, President of Outback Concerts.Recently crowned Top New Male Artist by the Academy of Country Music, Brantley Gilbert is showing no signs of slowing down. With three gold singles off of his sophomore album “Halfway to Heaven”, he promises to impress with his upcoming single “Bottoms Up”.
After a successful first year of the Blue Ridge Music Festival, the second year of the festival will bring exciting new artists to Salem. Additionally, onsite parking will be increased and an additional offsite parking lot with a shuttle to the festival will be added. The festival also will offer more food options and additional points of sale.
Salem has played host to a number of major stars in the past, including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, and Dierks Bentley. Within the past year, they have brought popular country acts Florida Georgia Line and Merle Haggard to the Salem Civic Center.