Live Nation announces May 5, 2015 as first-ever National Concert Day

The 2015 summer concert season is here and some of your favorite music artists are hitting the road to perform their biggest hits for you… live! To celebrate the greatest summer of live music ever, Live Nation has announced that May 5, 2015 will be the first ever National Concert Day – a day to recognize not only fans but also music artists, live music industry leaders, tour managers and their teams as well as all the hard working employees at venues across the country that work tirelessly to produce the incredible music experiences that will be seen this summer.

As part of the celebration, Live Nation will host the 2015 Summer Spotlight presented by Hilton – a massive live concert and media event on May 5th at New York City’s famed concert hall, Irving Plaza, featuring performances by Kid Rock and Florida Georgia Line and special appearances by some of this summer’s hottest touring artists including Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Brandon Boyd & Mike Einziger of Incubus, Jason Wade & Bryce Soderberg of Lifehouse, Kip Moore, Metric, Mick Jones of Foreigner, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Wiz Khalifa along with host of the event, Hoda Kotb of The TODAY Show.

A global leader in entertainment, Live Nation will bring fans worldwide yet another epic summer packed with incredible music from nearly 60 of the biggest stars including U2, Madonna, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire, Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande, One Direction, Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson, Idina Menzel, Josh Groban, Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Bette Midler to name just a few. Fans will be able to experience even more artists at one of Live Nation’s nearly 30 summer festivals including EDC Vegas (Insomniac), HARD Summer (HARD Events), Sasquatch! Festival, Squamish Valley Music Festival, Big Guava, the first-ever FarmBorough, the Budweiser Made In America Festival and more.

Official sponsors of Live Nation’s 2015 Summer Spotlight include Hilton, Malibu Rum, Citi and Pepsi. Hilton has teamed up with Live Nation to offer its guests once-in-a-lifetime experiences with some of the biggest names in music through Hilton@Play – a movement designed to inspire guests to stop, take a hard-earned vacation and reclaim playtime. Malibu is ensuring the Best Summer Ever by bringing a custom-built Malibu Rum Beach House to select festivals and concerts where fans will enjoy live music and specialty cocktails; additional details can be found at www.malibubestsummerever.com. Citi is the official credit card of Live Nation, offering Citi cardmembers access to preferred tickets for select tours throughout the summer through Citi’s Private Pass Program; details at www.citiprivatepass.com. Pepsi’s “Out of the Blue” platform delivers on uniting fans around unbelievable, once-in-a-lifetime music experiences that they can only get from Pepsi; bringing them closer to the artists they love at the biggest Live Nation music events across the country this summer.

Live Nation operates leading live music venues across the country including Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (New York), Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas), The Gorge Amphitheatre (Seattle) as well as the brand new Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville) opening this summer and the recently re-opened Bayfront Park Amphitheater (Miami). These venues offer the best amenities in live entertainment. Now, 34 Live Nation venues across the country will not only be known for offering the hottest entertainment in the coolest outdoor venues in the country, but they will have amazing food and beverage to elevate the music lovers experience in 2015. This year’s menu reflects the unparalleled variety of culinary choices and includes specialty dishes crafted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, along with our own chef rock stars. Dishes you have to make sure to taste are: the new Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Gourmet Chicken Sausages, Black Bean Vegetable Burger and the Vegetarian Nachos. The in-seat menus now feature hand-crafted sandwiches and wraps, roasted vegetable quesadillas and more to name a few. Our commitment to serving Humanely Raised proteins and locally harvested produce is unprecedented in the sports and entertainment industry, as fans will be able to experience the freshest food possible in general concessions and all VIP areas.

Summertime is what music memories are made of. From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater with the family, taking your best friends to see world class artists perform at arenas around the country or heading out on a road trip to one of the many music festivals featuring dozens of artists on the line-up, summer 2015 will bring millions of music fans together. From Country, Indie & Alternative Music, Classic Rock, Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Electronic Music, Comedy and Pop – there will be something for everyone.

Live Nation’s 2015 Summer Tours & Festivals

For tickets and more information, visit livenation.com

2015 Summer Tours

5 Seconds of Summer
atl-J
Ariana Grande
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Bette Midler
Boys of Zummer: Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa
Brad Paisley
Bryan Adams
Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire
Counting Crows
Darius Rucker
Dave Matthews Band
Def Leppard
Dierks Bentley
Drake
Fifth Harmony
Flogging Molly and Gogol Bordello
Florida Georgia Line
Foo Fighters
G.E.M.
Go HARD Tour
Idina Menzel
Imagine Dragons
Incubus and Deftones
J Cole
Jason Aldean
Joe Bonamassa
Josh Groban
Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix
Kevin Hart
Kid Rock with Foreigner
Lady Antebellum
Lana Del Rey
Lewis Black
Luke Bryan
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Meghan Trainor
Motley Crue with Alice Cooper
Neil Diamond
Nickelback with Lifehouse
Nicki Minaj special guests Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe & Dej Loaf
New Kids on the Block with TLC & Nelly
One Direction
OneRepublic
Outcry Tour
Paramore
Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions
Rascal Flatts
Ricky Martin
Rise Against
Slipknot
Sublime with Rome
The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson
Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional
Tim McGraw
Toby Keith
Train
Van Halen
Vans Warped Tour
Zac Brown Band

2015 Summer Festivals

Austin City Limits
Beyond Wonderland Southern California
Big Guava Music Festival
Blaze N Glory
Budweiser Made In America
Delaware Junction Festival
Digital Dreams
Downtown Hoedown
EDC Las Vegas
EDC New York
FarmBorough Festival
Faster Horses Festival
Field Trip
Fvded In The Park
HARD Summer
Jamboree In The Hills
Knotfest
Music Midtown
Nocturnal Wonderland
Paradiso Festival
Peach Music Festival
Route 91 Harvest Festival
Sasquatch! Festival
Squamish Valley Music Festival
Watershed Festival
Windy City LakeShake Festival

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