DYLAN, MELLENCAMP, NELSON TO PLAY AT JONES STADIUM IN AUGUST

28 May

A concert… at the Jones? On August 8th, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson will be bringing their show to Lubbock at Jones AT&T Stadium. Tickets will cost you anywhere from $40-$70 something bucks for the night. Here is the story from Kerns and the AJ:

Three American music icons — Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp — will appear in concert together Aug. 8 at Texas Tech’s Jones AT&T Stadium.
One or two more bands, possibly local, are expected to be signed as openers, according to promoter Gary Boren. The show will open at 5 p.m.
This concert will mark Dylan’s second appearance in Lubbock, and Mellencamp’s Lubbock debut. Nelson has performed many times in Lubbock, including a headlining appearance at a benefit concert on Sept. 8, 1987, at Jones AT&T Stadium.
That was the last time Tech had approved use of the stadium for a concert; the 1987 stadium concert benefited the Tech athletic department.
The Aug. 8 concert will not be played to the full stadium. Instead, the stage will face the west stands, with the sound board about100 feet from the west wall and 2,400 seats set up on the turf between the stage and the west wall.
Capacity for the concert will be about 16,000, said Boren, and that number will include 2,400 floor-level seats and the club-level seating.
Tickets eventually will be placed on sale at the general public at Select-A-Seat outlets.
However, the first tickets will be offered to the three artists’ fan clubs, and to Red Raider Club members, Tech football season ticket holders, and to club suite ticket holders, said Boren.
Ticket prices have not been confirmed; however, Boren estimated that the top ticket price will be in the $70 range and the lowest price ticket in the $40 range.
The primary concern of Tech athletic director Gerald Myers, said Boren, was protection of the field turf.
Boren said, “We are hiring a Texas company that has a national track record of high-quality turf protection products for outdoor venues for concerts. We will use approximately 33,000 square feet of their decking to cover the field for the event.”
Nelson, 76, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993.
Dylan, 68, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, presented by Bruce Springsteen.
Mellencamp, 57, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, presented by Billy Joel.

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