Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains will provide the backdrop for the sweet sounds of summertime. Capitol Nashville recording artists Little Big Town are scheduled to headline the Blue Ridge Music Festival at Salem, Virginia’s Salem Stadium on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Little Big Town consists of the four-part harmonies of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook. Singers of the summer-inspired “Pontoon,” Little Big Town grabbed top honors for Vocal Group of the Year, and Single of the Year for “Pontoon,” at the 2012 Country Music Association (CMA) awards.
“Pontoon” was recently named one of the Top Ten Boating Songs by Discover Boating. Other top-earning tunes include "Boondocks" and "Little White Church."
Co-headliner Hunter Hayes was the 2012 CMA New Artist of the Year. His self-titled debut album has produced two number one hits, “Storm Warning” and “Wanted.” Hayes played more than 30 instruments on the album.
Blue Ridge Music Festival 2013 lineup
- Little Big Town
- Hunter Hayes
- Colt Ford
- Greg Bates
- Will Hoge
- Sweetwater Rain
- The Skip Castro Band
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Mike Smardak and the fine people at Outback Concerts on this event and hope to make the Blue Ridge Music Festival an annual event in Salem Stadium,” said Carey Harveycutter, Salem’s Director of Civic Facilities.
Salem has been the host to a number of major stars for stadium shows in the past several years, including Bob Dylan, Willies Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and the Zac Brown Band.
Blue Ridge Music Festival tickets are on sale now at the civic center’s box office and Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. General admission field tickets and reserved stadium seats are $35 plus fees. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available.