Nashville Venue Sets the Stage for Country Benefits, Rock Concerts & New Year’s Eve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 28, 2011) –The end of the year brings more than cooler weather, football playoffs, pumpkin pie and the “most wonderful time of the year.” In Nashville, Tenn., the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon is preparing to host several benefit shows featuring top country artists, as well as a few “old school” rock shows and an exciting New Year’s Eve bash. The line-up in November and December provides an escape from all the holiday stress.

Jake Owen (Nov. 1).  The “Rockin’ & Raising the Green Benefiting Evergreen” features RCA recording artist Jake Owen. Owen, who is known for hits like “Startin’ with Me,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Love You” and his first number-one single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” will be joined by Shane Tallant, host of HGTV’s Designed to Sell, comedian Gary Jenkins and DJ Mindub. Proceeds will benefit the Evergreen Foundation, dedicated to increasing the health, safety and stability of human society through medical research, genetic research, social stability and cybernetics. Tickets start at $15. http://bit.ly/qNrJfn

Queensryche (Nov. 2).  Heavy metal fans will have the opportunity to see Queensryche live at the Wildhorse Saloon (http://bit.ly/qnDAzJ). The progressive heavy metal band is currently on tour promoting the release of their 12th studio album, Dedicated to Chaos.  Queensryche went triple platinum with their 1990 Empire album, cracked the Top 10 with the ballad “Silent Lucidity,” have toured with Bon Jovi, Metallica, Def Leppard and sold more than 20 million albums. Tickets start at $20.

Sister Hazel (Nov. 11).  And music fans looking for highly melodic tunes and optimistic lyrics will have the chance to see both in action as Sister Hazel plays the Wildhorse Saloon (http://bit.ly/o3UkvI). The alternative rock band is known for songs like “All for You,” “Change Your Mind” and as the face of Ford Motor Company’s “Sync My Ride” technology. Tickets start at $25.

Thompson Square & Friends (Nov. 16). Chart-topping duo Thompson Square will take the stage at the Wildhorse Saloon to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Thompson Square exploded onto the country scene with their number-one platinum hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,” which became the most played song on country radio this year. They have earned nominations from the American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and CMT Awards. Country stars Rodney Atkins and Randy Houser are also a part of the show. Tickets start at $17.50.  http://bit.ly/pMasLN

Give the Gift of Rick this Christmas.  Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 brings the return of ‘80s heartthrob Rick Springfield, who made “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Affair of the Heart” hits before acting on the daytime drama General Hospital. Tickets range from $47.50 to $190 and make for great stocking stuffers this holiday season. http://bit.ly/nwn4pX

New Year’s Eve at the Wildhorse.  Ring in the New Year with music, champagne, line dancing, billiards, shuffle board, air hockey and more. This year, the Wildhorse Saloon will welcome three bands to its stage, including the winners of the 2011 Battle for the Saddle competition, McKenzies Mill, and drink specials will be available all night. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the cover charge is $15.

 

ABOUT THE WILDHORSE SALOON
The Wildhorse® Saloon is a three-level historic warehouse turned into a 66,000 square foot restaurant, bar and live music and dance destination that sees more than 1.5 million music fans stampede through its doors annually.  Since opening in 1994, the venue has played host to the top performing artists in all genres, including Alan Jackson, Bret Michaels, Sugarland, Ringo Starr, Rick Springfield and Craig Morgan.  The Wildhorse is the largest per capita restaurant in all of Tennessee and also has the largest television screen in Music City, not to mention the largest dance floor.  The Wildhorse Saloon is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn.  For more information, visit www.WildhorseSaloon.com.
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