C Spire Day of Country: Behind the scenes

FILE - In this April 3, 2016, file photo, Kenny Chesney performs at the 4th Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

(WJTV) – The fourth annual C Spire Day of Country concert is just days away, but crews have been setting up since last week.

WJTV’s Katey Roh got a look behind the scenes at where the artists will be and what people can look forward to seeing – and hearing.

Crews are preparing for thousands to fill the Baptist Health Field for the concert.  Scott Parenteau is the Public Relations Manager for C Spire.  He says, “We’ll have a huge crown here Saturday, several, several, several thousand people.”

Some familiar faces will take the stage – Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Jake OWen, Thompson Square, and Russell Dickerson. But when they are not on the stage they will be relaxing in personal trailers.  And, those attendees who have been lucky enough to get a special pass will be in for a tropical treat.  Parenteau explains, “You’ve got great drinks and food provided by our best local restaurants here in town, good atmosphere, themed Kenny Chesney, aesthetics, and just a really good time.”  VIP tickets sold out in just five minutes, he says, but admission tickets are still on sale and will be sold when the doors open at 2:00 pm on Saturday.

“One of the luxuries of this space over our previous location,” Parenteau says, “is that we are in a huge field so we will not sell out of general admission tickets.  We have the luxury of being able to (scoot) the fence around, so if you haven’t bought your ticket yet and (want to) come I definitely encourage you to do so.”

This is the fourth year for the festival, but with its growth in the last four years officials believe it will be around for a while.

WJTV will give tickets away to the concert on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Tune in for details.




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