Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Charlie Daniels Band and: Lynyrd Skynyrd highlight Labor Day Concert

Update Aug. 26, 2018: Guitarist Ed King, who co-wrote "Sweet Home Alabama", dead at 68 years young.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Bold Events, and SMG Jacksonville are proud to announce the latest additions to the star-studded stadium show set for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.  The Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band and Blackberry Smoke will kick off the music festival ahead of co-headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jason Aldean and Kid Rock.  In addition to performances, the all-day, all-night event will also feature food trucks, interactive games and more.

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.  He began his career playing bluegrass music with the Misty Mountain Boys.  After moving to Nashville in 1967, he began making a name for himself as a songwriter, session musician and producer.  His unique voice as an artist emerged as Daniels recorded his self-titled solo album in 1970 for Capitol Records.  Two years later he formed the Charlie Daniels Band, and the group scored its first hit with their single "Uneasy Rider." Since then the band has populated radio with hits including "Long Haired Country Boy," "The South's Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and their signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979, as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards.

Since their start in 1972, the Marshall Tucker Band has won over fans with their definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country and gospel.  Along the way, the band has recorded 22 studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations.  With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label.  During the 90's, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart.  Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material.  More than 40 years after forming, The Marshall Tucker Band is still led by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray and continues to tour, performing more than 130 live dates each year.

Since emerging from Atlanta in the early 2000s, Blackberry Smoke—vocalist/lead guitarist Charlie Starr, guitarist/vocalist Paul Jackson, bassist/vocalist Richard Turner, drummer Brit Turner and keyboardist Brandon Still—have become known for a singular sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk.  They’ve produced two chart-topping country albums, including: 2015’s “Holding All The Roses” and “Like An Arrow” the following year.  “Find A Light,” Blackberry Smoke’s sixth studio album was released in April 2018.

The stadium show will be a special homecoming for Lynyrd Skynyrd as the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers legacy began over 40 years ago in Northeast Florida.  Their two-year Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour, produced by Live Nation, kicked off on May 4 in West Palm Beach, Fla. at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre.  The TIAA Bank Field concert is being organized by Jaguars and Bold events in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville and stadium manager SMG.

Last of the Street Survivors
DATE: Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018
Start as low as $36 (Parking fees are NOT included)

TIAA Bank Field
1 TIAA Bank Field Dr., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900

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