PBR announces musical acts for Nashville Party Zone
Bridgestone Arena will host Plaza Party Zone for the first time
PUEBLO, Colo. – When the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford Tough Series Music City Knockout, presented by Cooper Tires, arrives in Nashville, fans getting ready to watch the top bull riders in the world will also experience a rocking interactive party zone outside Bridgestone Arena.
The Plaza Party Zone is free and open to the public on Friday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. The Party Zone will be located at the Bridgestone Arena plaza.
Fans will be treated to autograph signings by the Matador Jerky Bullfighters, a wide range of food trucks and food trucks, live music and PBR sponsor booths.
The stage at the Plaza Party Zone will be rocking every 30 minutes as up-and-coming musicians play for fans in attendance. This year, Clare Dunn will headline the list of artists for Friday night, while Kasey Tyndall will be the headliner on Saturday.
Dunn’s current single “Tuxedo” is her highest chart-topping song since her debut in 2013. Dunn moved to Nashville from Colorado and sang backing vocals for Luke Bryan before breaking out on her own. She received support from SiriusXM’s “The Highway” when she was named a Highway Find. She has opened for notable acts such as Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Hank Williams Jr.
Also on Friday, Tara Thompson , Alex Williams, Shane Owens, Austin Wahlert and Ben Gallaher will perform.
Tyndall’s career began in 2014 when she won a contest to duet with Keith Urban. A year later, the North Carolina native made music her full-time job by dropping out of nursing school and moving to Nashville. Tyndall has spent most of her time writing and honing her craft with industry veterans and is excited for her debut album. Her first single, “Everything is Texas,” released earlier this year, is receiving strong radio play.
On Saturday, Mitch Rossell, India Ramey, Andy Velo, Barrett Baber and Mitchell Tenpenny will take the stage.
The PBR will make its 18th consecutive stop in Nashville, which will host the fourth and final PBR Major of the 2017 season on Aug. 18-19.. PBR Majors offer increased prize money and points, which can catapult a bull rider up the PBR world standings. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at the Bridgestone Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.
The Music City Knockout will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, and at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.
The BFTS is televised every week on CBS, CBS Sports Network and networks around the world. BFTS telecasts are produced for the PBR under a multi-year agreement with David Neal Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company led by 34-time Emmy® Award winner and Peabody Award winner David Neal, who serves as executive producer.
About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders)
The world’s premier bull riding organization began as a dream of 20 bull riders 24 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. On its elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), the PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. The televised PBR BFTS, the PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT), the PBR Touring Pro Division (TPD) and the PBR’s international circuits in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Mexico have paid more than $170 million in earnings to its athletes. Thirty bull riders have earned more than $1 million, including two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney who has become the top-earning athlete in Western sports history with more than $7 million in career earnings. In May 2015, PBR was acquired by WME | IMG, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.