Strait, Bryan, Aldean, McEntire, Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hayes plus more to appear in May at LSU's Tiger Stadium
BATON ROUGE, LA — Bayou Country Superfest announced today that George Strait, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Reba, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice and more will appear at the 5th anniversary festival, scheduled for May 23, 24 & 25, 2014, adding Friday at LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Scheduled over Memorial Day Weekend, the Bayou Country Superfest draws fans from all across North America to Baton Rouge for a holiday weekend of country music, tailgating and good times.
George Strait, the King of Country Music, will highlight opening night of the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest on Friday, May 23, as part of the final leg of his farewell, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Reba, the multi-talented Country Hall of Fame icon, will make her first-ever appearance at the Festival, as will Chris Young. Bayou Country Superfest is Strait’s only announced festival appearance on the farewell tour and it will be the only location to see George and Reba together on one night.
Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, headlines night two of the Festival on May 24, and he’ll be cruisin’ into town with Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin and Gloriana.
Country superstar Jason Aldean headlines closing night of the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest on May 25 with outlaw country star Eric Church, Louisiana’s own heartthrob Hunter Hayes, Big & Rich + Cowboy Troy, plus Joe Nichols.
Quint Davis, producer/director of the Bayou Country Superfest said, “For the 5th anniversary, we are taking the Country Superfest to another level! It doesn’t get any more exciting than adding a third night to present George Strait’s farewell tour plus Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Reba and Eric Church over three huge days of country music.”
“Happy fifth birthday Bayou Country Superfest! We are thrilled to partner with the Festival once again to bring country music fans from all over the world to Baton Rouge on Memorial Day Weekend to enjoy the biggest names in the business,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. “We are especially excited about the Festival adding an additional day, featuring George Strait, meaning an even bigger economic impact on the city and state.”
Mayor-President Melvin L. "Kip" Holden said, "This lineup means one thing: the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest promises to be the best ever. Three incredible days and nights of superstar entertainment and Louisiana will say farewell to the King of Country, George Strait, right here in Tiger Stadium. Make plans now to spend Memorial Day Weekend in Baton Rouge, because it doesn't get better than this."
“Few places in the world can do live music like we can and the musical talent Bayou Country Superfest brings together continues to position Baton Rouge as an ideal destination for country music fans! We certainly anticipate increased visitation to the area with the expanded weekend and star-studded lineup. What better way to celebrate the 5th year in Baton Rouge! GoBR!” Paul Arrigo, CDME President & CEO, Visit Baton Rouge.
“LSU is thrilled once again to partner with concert promoters, city and state officials and, of course, the world’s greatest country music stars, to bring Bayou Country Superfest to Tiger Stadium for the fifth straight year,” said Joe Alleva, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics. “The Festival attracts visitors from all over the United States to our region, and we’re proud that Tiger Stadium can play host to such an impactful event within our community.”
Three-day Festival ticket packages, as well as traditional Saturday-Sunday only packages and single-day George Strait/Reba tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m. CST on BayouCountrySuperfest.com, AXS.com or by calling AXS at (888)929-7849. Reserved Festival parking also goes on sale Tuesday, November 5. Single-day tickets for May 24 and 25 will go on sale in the coming weeks. Special stage-front, standing-room tickets in an area called the Golden Horseshoe will be available for Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25 only. Friday, May 23 will feature the Golden Circle, a seated area directly in front of the stage within the first ten rows.
New for 2014, the Tiger Plaza will be a general admission ticketed space that will allow guests to enjoy a free-flowing festive hangout area and attend all three days of the Superfest for only $100. Discounted two-day and three-day ticket packages will also be available in other price levels while supplies last. Don’t forget to add parking to your ticket purchase in one of LSU’s premium parking lots. Patrons interested in purchasing box suites should call the Bayou Country Superfest Ticket Office at (504) 410-4131. Patrons interested in purchasing RV parking in LSU’s Touchdown Village should visit www.BayouCountrySuperfest.com.
Festival-goers should plan to arrive early to the event for the official Bayou Country Superfest Fan Fest & Tailgate Party located directly outside Tiger Stadium, featuring country music on the Bud Light Stage, festive food, and much more. For information on the Festival, visit www.BayouCountrySuperfest.com and register to receive email updates, or become our fan on Facebook.
Baton Rouge area hotels are offering special Bayou Country Superfest hotel rates for the event. Visit www.BayouCountrySuperfest.com for availability and rate information.
Sponsors of the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest are: The State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism; The City of Baton Rouge; Visit Baton Rouge; Bud Light, The Official Beer Sponsor of Bayou Country Superfest; and L’Auberge Casino & Hotel of Baton Rouge.
To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact the Bayou Country Superfest Sponsorship Department at (504) 410-4100.
Bayou Country Superfest, produced by Festival Productions BCM, LLC, a subsidiary of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans, is a co-production with AEG Live and is produced in association with The Messina Group.