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“No Shoes Nation” Tour Leaves Fans Wanting Nothing More

“Summertime is finally here….That old ballpark, man, is back in gear…Out on 94, man you could see the lights…”

For awhile there with the rainy weather we had been having last week, it looked like the roof was going to be closed when the “No Shoes Nation” Tour made it to Miller Park, but, it seems, wherever Kenny Chesney goes, summertime–and a party–come along for the ride.

Yes, by the time the lots opened on Saturday, the clouds had dissipated and the sun was out in full force, just in time for fans to bust out their flip flops, shorts, jean skirts and sundresses and head out to tailgate at Miller Park.

Fortunately for me, my work on the show was done up front in helping to promote last winter, so last night, I was able to partake in the festivities.

I met up with a large group of friends, family and co-workers in the Molitor Lot and we quickly set up tables full of delicious food and drinks and a game of bags. It was pretty much the same atmosphere as a Brewers game, with the grills fired up, music blasting and people mingling and having fun.

Left to Right: Cait, Amanda & Crystal

Left to Right: Cait, Amanda & Crystal

Then, when it came time for the show, we made our way inside. I was anxious to see our seats; however, from earlier this week I knew that with the way the stage was configured, there wouldn’t be a bad seat in the house. We had seats on the field, just to stage left. Here was my view, looking back earlier in the evening:

Miller Park Kenny Chesney

Kacey Musgraves started around 5pm and was followed by Eli Young Band, Eric Church, and then Kenny Chesney. I was too busy singing and dancing along to keep track of the setlists, but Piet Levy from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has a very good all-encompassing review this morning. (There’s also a handy-dandy Spotify playlist of Kenny’s setlist.)

To bring it back to baseball for a second–One of my favorite moments was when someone in our section announced that the Brewers had beaten the Cardinals 6-4. There were cheers and high fives all around, the perfect excuse (as if we needed any to begin with) to keep on partying.

Yes indeed, it was a terrific night. Each artist played all my personal favorites and, when it looked like the show was ending, I said, “Wait, it’s not over! Kenny hasn’t played ‘She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy’ yet!” and sure enough, a moment later, he was back out on stage to close it out with a rockin’ rendition of the song.

To paraphrase a Kenny Chesney song, I think all fans went home happy with what they got as the “No Shoes Nation” Tour certainly left me wanting nothing more.

Did you have a great time last night? We want to hear your comments below and, of course, see your photos! Upload them to Twitter and/or Instagram using #NoShoesMKE. Here are a few I compiled so far:

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Cait’s A-to-Z Guide for Tomorrow’s Kenny Chesney Concert at Miller Park

Yes, it’s finally here–tomorrow, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves will make their way to Miller Park for The Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour.

As a big country fan myself, I’ve been looking forward to this concert since we announced it last November.

And, just like you, I’m getting all geared up for tomorrow. I’m planning my tailgate with friends, shining up my cowboy boots and I’m blasting my “Good Stuff” playlist on repeat.

But what else do you need to know to have a fun and enjoyable experience? Read on for our A to Z guide.

Here's what Miller Park looks like as of 1pm on Friday. Click the photo to view more images of this week's set-up process.

Here’s what Miller Park looks like as of 1pm on Friday. Click the photo to view more images of this week’s set-up process.

A-to-Z Guide to the “No Shoes Nation” Concert at Miller Park

CAMERAS

You may bring your camera, but lenses cannot be longer than a driver’s license. Want to share your photos with us? Use #NoShoesMKE on Twitter and Instagram and we may feature our favorites on the blog!

CARRY-INS

Consistent with our game-day carry-in policy, fans may not bring any cans, glass containers or alcohol into Miller Park. Soda, water or juice must be in factory-sealed plastic bottles. Fans may bring food items into the stadium using appropriate containers, but only food purchased within Miller Park will be allowed into Suite areas.

Bags, purses, fanny packs or soft-sided coolers must be 16 by 16 by 8 inches or smaller and will be searched.

Hard-sided coolers are not allowed in the ballpark.

FIELD ACCESS

Anyone who has seats on the field/floor or in the Sand Bar will need to obtain a wristband to access their seating area. Stations will be set up on the Field Level concourse near sections 110, 118 and 126 to distribute the wristbands.

GATES

Gates to the ballpark will open at 4 pm. The concert is scheduled to start at 5 pm.

PARKING

Parking lots will open at 1 pm. Parking is $25 in advance at the stadium box office or online. Parking is $30 day-of-show.

RE-ENTRY

Guests may not exit and re-enter Miller Park using the same ticket. However, in case of emergency, exceptions many apply. Please ask staff for assistance.

ROOF STATUS

The roof status is always a big question folks have when we host games or events here. Right now, however, that’s still TBD. While the weather looks nice for tomorrow, it’s not nice right now as the artists are getting ready for the show, and as we know in Wisconsin, things can change quickly anyway. But open or closed, one thing is for sure–Miller Park will be rockin’!

5/18/13 Noon Update: Just heard from Senior Director of Stadium Operations Bob Hallas that the roof is expected to be OPEN if there is no rain in the area!

TAILGATING

The parking lots at Miller Park will open at 1 pm and, just like at Brewers games, tailgating is permitted. Keep in mind that gates to the ballpark will open at 4 pm and the concert is scheduled to start at 5 pm. More than 100 portable toilets will be available in the Miller Park parking lots.

TICKETS

If you missed out on getting your tickets earlier, you’re in luck! As a result of production adjustment, a limited amount of tickets have been released today to this previously sold-out show. Check brewers.com/Chesney for availability.

TRAFFIC

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced a full freeway closure of I-94 North-South – from 27th Street to College Avenue – which will take place from Friday evening, May 17 through Sunday morning, May 19, thus impacting No Shoes Nation concert-goers.

To better assist those attending the show, here is a map that includes detour routes. The posted northbound detour route has traffic exiting at 27th Street and continuing north to College Avenue to I-94 WEST (NB).

Two additional alternate routes that may be helpful follow:

Alternate 1: Exit I-94 WEST (NB) at 27th Street. Continue (north) on 27th Street to Lincoln Avenue. Turn left (west) on Lincoln Avenue followed by a right (north) onto 43rd Street/Miller Park Way.

Alternate 2: Exit I-94 WEST (NB) at 27th Street. Continue (north) on 27th Street to I-894 WEST. Continue (west) on I-894 WEST to I-894 NORTH. Continue (north) on I-894 NORTH to I-94 EAST and follow to Miller Park.

Concert attendees who travel along I-94 East (Northbound) through Kenosha and Racine counties should plan ahead and allow extra time for traveling. For additional information, please visit the project website at www.plan94.org

WEATHER

I just checked weather.com and, as of noon today, here’s what they are saying we can expect for tomorrow:

Weather for Kenny Chesney Concert

And there you have it–all you “need to know” before tomorrow’s concert!

Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.

Also, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #NoShoesMKE on Twitter and Instagram– We may feature our favorites on the blog!

See you there!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Miller Park Preparing for Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour

“I’ve been up to my neck, working six days a week…wearing holes into the shoes on my feet…I’ve been dreaming of gettin’ away since I don’t know…ain’t no better time than now…” for a Kenny Chesney concert at Miller Park!

Yes, it’s finally here–this Saturday, May 18, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves will make their way to Miller Park for The Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour.

As a big country fan myself, I’ve been looking forward to this concert since we announced it last November.

And all week long, I’ve been fascinated with the set-up process, so I thought I’d share a few photos with you.

Miller Park Kenny Chesney Set Up Terrace LevelMiller Park Kenny Chesney Set Up

I can’t wait until Saturday–this place is going to be rocking! I’ve got my cowboy boots ready and my “Good Stuff” playlist on repeat.

Are you coming to the concert? Let me know how you’re getting in the mood.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

Due to Demand, Two Additional Sections Opening for Kenny Chesney Concert

Due to demand, two additional Terrace Level seating sections (406 and 438) are being made available for sale to the Corona Light presents Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation” tour at Miller Park on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  These seats offer a limited side view of the stage and are priced at $45 plus applicable fees.  Tickets will be available starting at noon tomorrow at Brewers.com/Chesney, by calling (414) 902-4000 or by visiting the Miller Park Box Office.

Limited seats for the concert are still available in the Club Level, which are priced at $115 plus applicable fees.  As a result of strong ticket sales, there will be a limited number of parking spots available.  Fans are encouraged to pre-purchase their parking to ensure availability.  Fans who have already purchased tickets and want to purchase parking only can do so at the Miller Park Box Office or by calling (414) 902-4000.

The concert will also feature special guest Eric Church—whose new album “Chief” was selected as “Album of the Year” at the 2012 Country Music Awards—as well as the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.  Miller Park will be the fourth stop on Chesney’s 2013, 17-stop tour and is one of three Major League ballparks that will be visited (also Target Field in Minneapolis and Angel Stadium of Anaheim).

What a great last-minute holiday gift idea!

Cheers!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Kenny Chesney Tickets: Win ‘Em Before You Can Buy ‘Em from Bernie Brewer!

A couple of weeks ago, we announced that Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour is coming to Miller Park on Saturday, May 18, along with country stars Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.

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Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 7 at 9am, but our very own Bernie Brewer will be offering you the opportunity to win them before you can buy them this week via his Twitter account, @Bernie_Brewer.

So, make sure you follow Bernie closely this week for your chance to win! For complete rules, click here.

If you don’t win, don’t worry. Like I said, tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, at 9am CT. You can buy them by phone at (414) 902-4000, in person at the Brewers box office, or online at brewers.com/chesney.

Good luck!

-Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour Set to Visit Miller Park

I speak to many students about my career in sports marketing and the advice I always give to them is based on the Confucius quote: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

That’s how I felt when, as a big baseball—and Brewers, specifically—fan, I came to work here.

It was my “dream job,” so to speak, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine my worlds would collide, and that I’d also get to work on bringing a country concert to Miller Park!

From my past posts, you’ve probably gathered that I’m a country music fan and today, I’m excited to tell you that The Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour will be making its way to Miller Park on Saturday, May 18, 2013!

The bill includes Kenny Chesney, in his 20th year of touring, along with special guest Eric Church – whose new album ‘Chief’ was selected as ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2012 CMA Awards – as well as Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.

Kenny Chesney, who’s played a country-world record 85 stadium shows in his career, makes it to over 100 with today’s announcement of Miller Park, along with 16 other stadium dates on the tour, which kicks off on Saturday, March 16 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

More ‘No Shoes Nation’ dates will be announced in the coming months, but Miller Park is currently the fourth stop on the tour and one of just three ballparks (the others are Target Field in Minneapolis and Angel Stadium of Anaheim).

“I believe what we’ve created on the road is something special,” says Chesney, “the fans, myself, the band, the crew. But it’s really the fans who have given us a wonderful, unique life. What we’ve all built together is the ‘No Shoes Nation.’ There is no better name for this tour.”

Kenny’s previous 10 tours have each reached more than 1.1 million fans across the country.

“Kenny Chesney has a long track record of being one of the industry’s most popular touring artists, and we’re proud to have Miller Park included on his tour’s itinerary,” said Milwaukee Brewers Chief Operating Officer Rick Schlesinger. “Miller Park is not just a great place to watch baseball, it’s also a terrific concert venue. We have hosted several major tours since 2001 and we look forward to welcoming Kenny and his fans to this very special event.”

For those keeping score at home, this isn’t the first time Kenny has been to Miller Park; he made a brief appearance here back in 2010 as part of Farm Aid’s 25th Anniversary, which drew a crowd of over 35,000. Other major concerts staged at Miller Park and surrounding grounds include George Strait’s Country Music Festival (2001), N’Sync (2001), Bruce Springsteen (2003), Randy Travis (2004), Bon Jovi (2005), and Kid Rock/Sugarland (2008).

Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 7 at 9 a.m. at brewers.com/chesney, by phone at (414) 902-4000, and in person at the Miller Park Box Office. Ticket prices will be $45 for the Terrace, $90 for the Field and Loge Infield, $115 for Field, Loge Outfield and Club Level; $140 for On Field, and $235 for the Sand Bar (plus applicable service fees).  Miller Park capacity for the show will be approximately 41,000.

I hope to see you there!

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

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