Rascal Flatts will launch their new tour this summer, FLATTS FEST, on June 18 in Bristow, Virginia and fans will have plenty to enjoy with the purchase of their concert tickets. Details of the interactive pre-show festivities and contests have just been announced and will include a karaoke challenge, wedding chapel, scavenger hunt and more. There will also be carnival games and food vendors. FLATTS FEST will run through September 18, with 23 shows with opening acts Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and Justin Moore.
The FLATTS FEST Karaoke Challenge, presented by Starkey, offers fans a chance to open for Rascal Flatts at one of their 2012 tour stops (market to be determined based on winner‘s hometown). Local area radio stations and record label executives will be on hand to listen to fans sing their favorite song on stage in the plaza. Finalists perform during the last hour of the pre-show festival and the winner will go backstage and meet Rascal Flatts as well as see their winning performance on the jumbotron during the show. Their video will then be entered in the grand prize contest for fans to vote on at the end of the 23rd show in September. The grand prize winner gets a trip to the Smoky Mountains to record their own CD courtesy of the Chartbuster Experience and will open a select show for Rascal Flatts during their 2012 tour. Fans should listen to their local radio station to win a chance to pre-qualify for the finals, or plan to arrive early on show day to sing and win.
Before Rascal Flatts takes the concert stage, one lucky winner will take the hand of the one they love at the “Why Wait” Wedding Chapel, located in the middle of FLATTS FEST pre-show plaza festivities. Local radio stations will pre-qualify five lucky listeners to get the chance to re-new their vows, propose to their loved one or have a faux ceremony at the “Why Wait” Wedding Chapel. The grand prize winner from the station will be drawn the day before the show and that couple will meet at the “Why Wait” Wedding Chapel before the show. Once the happy couple says “I Won’t Let Go” they will be escorted to backstage to meet Rascal Flatts.
All concertgoers can participate in the Flatts Fests Scavenger Hunt using their cell phone once they arrive to the concert venue the day of each show. You sign in once you‘re at the venue to receive the checklist then just find the scavenger hunt signs within the venue and scan the QR code to receive a surprise. Every fan on site who plays the game is also automatically entered for a chance to spin the Flatts Fest Prize Wheel just before the start of the show. If you‘re chosen to spin, you will receive a text on when and where to meet, and you can win big prizes, including items like an autographed guitar or a phone call from Rascal Flatts on your birthday! While on the scavenger hunt, fans can stop by the Flatts Fest Fan Zone sponsored by Mossy Oak, to check out the Rascal Flatts Museum, take photos with life-size cutouts of the band, sing along with their favorite Rascal Flatts music videos, and send a video question to the guys at the ASK FLATTS corner. Some questions may be chosen to get answered on the big screen during the show. Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, Best, Buy Mobile, and Mathews Bows will also be on hand with fun activities, giveaways and sweepstakes opportunities. There will be prizes around every corner at FLATTS FEST!
All of this fun happens before Rascal Flatts even takes the stage!! Gary, Joe Don & Jay have good times promised for all at FLATTS FEST. To see if Rascal Flatts are coming to an area near you, please visit their official website www.RascalFlatts.com.