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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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