The NCAA, Turner Sports and Capital One announced Thursday that musician Kenny Chesney will be the headlining performer on Sunday, April 3 at the Capital One JamFest, part of The Big Dance Concert Series — a FREE, three-day music festival, produced by Turner Sports, CBS Sports and the NCAA, taking place at Discovery Green in downtown Houston during the 2011 NCAA Men’s Final Four weekend. The specific time of Kenny’s performance, as well as the other artists to perform Sunday during the Capital One JamFest, will be announced at a later date.
“We recognize the important role played by fans in college sports, and the Capital One JamFest is for them,” said Marc Mentry, Managing Vice President, Advertising and Sponsorships at Capital One. “A country music icon like Kenny Chesney is the perfect headliner for this fun, free event that allows the fans and the local Houston community to further enrich their NCAA Final Four experience.”
The Big Dance Concert Series tips off Friday (April 1) of Final Four weekend with the AT&T Block Party and continues on Saturday, April 2 with the Coke Zero Countdown, featuring Kings of Leon. Additional details surrounding activities and entertainment associated with each day will be announced shortly.
The Big Dance Concert Series will culminate with Capital One JamFest on Sunday, April 3 with four-time Country Music Association and a four-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winner Kenny Chesney. Chesney has sold more than 30 million albums, notched 21 No. 1 singles and has made concert history by selling more than one million tickets for eight consecutive years. His newest release, Hemingway’s Whiskey, has already yielded two No. 1 singles: “Boys of Fall” and “Somewhere With You.” Beginning on March 17, Chesney will take his “Goin’ Coastal Tour” all over the country.
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