Lambeau Field will host its second concert ever in 2015. Kenny Chesney will return to the Green Bay
venue on June 20, 2015, along with Jason Aldean, amidst a summer stadium tour. Chesney is the only act to have played Lambeau Field since its groundbreaking nearly 50 years ago, performing in 2011 in front of a sellout crowd. Despite rave reviews of that 2011 concert and calls to host more live music, ongoing construction over the past three years has forced officials at Lambeau to put a hiatus on events other than football until now.
Chesney’s The Big Revival
Tour and Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour are scheduled to coincide for 10 shows at football stadiums across the country. Starting on May 2 in San Francisco and ending in Boston on August 28, the duo’s show at Lambeau will be third on the slate.
The show, expected to last a whopping six hours, will feature a number of other special guests, including Brantley Gilbert and Cole Swindle. Tailgating in the Lambeau Field parking lot will begin at 1PM and the show gets underway at 5PM.
Both Chesney and Aldean are coming off of major Billboard hit releases. Chesney’s album of the same name as his tour managed to top the charts in October with nearly 150,000 copies sold in its’ first week. Aldean, meanwhile, will highlight songs from his wildly successful latest album “Old Boots, New Dirt”.
Summerfest 2015 has one headline date set. It will be Florida Georgia Line at the Marcus Amphitheater on June 24. Opening for the band will be Frankie Ballard and Thomas Rhett. How does a “side stage” band make it as a headliner in just two short years? They make a hit song that gets played over and over again. Florida Georgia Line is one of the many “Bro Country” acts that have popped up like weeds in the past few years. They are sure to play their hit song “Cruise” along with pretty much all of their two other albums. Since they are so new to the country music scene, they have a very small catalog of songs to choose from.
Florida Georgia Line started with a six song EP that was released without a major label. The band released a second EB with the help of Big Mountain Records. That’s where fans first found the song Cruise. It was also added to their first full length album which came out in 2012. For six months, the disk was topping the charts and bringing in new fans by the thousands. Their new CD, titled Anything Goes has been released just weeks ago, and it looks like the video “Sun Daze” will be hitting one million views in very short order.