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Riverbend Doing Away With Admission Pins, Announces 2014 Opening Act
Riverbend officials have announced the opening act of the 2014 festival, and announced that they are doing away with the traditional Riverbend admission pins.
Riverbend 2014 will open with Gary Allan as the headline act, taking the Coke Stage opening night Friday, June 6th at 9:30pm, according to a news release from Friends of the Festival.
The country music star's latest album, Set You Free, includes hits like "Every Storm Runs Out of Rain" and "It Ain't the Whiskey." Allan's 17 year recording career includes hits like "Watching Airplanes," "Nothing On But The Radio," and "Best I Ever Had."
"I seem to gravitate musically toward wherever I am in my life at that time," says Allan. "And I'm in a real good place."
In a major change from Riverband tradition, officials said admission is changing from a lapel pin to a wristband. The said "wristbands will offer a smoother entrance into the festival because they're easier to spot and scan." Workers will scan the wristbands for entry as well as upon exiting. Attendees can still leave and return to the festival as they wish, they will just need to be scanned as they leave. The wristbands are removable and can be used for the entire festival.
Riverbend will still offer metal pins for collectors. However, a wristband will be the only admission to the festival. Collector's pins will be available at the merchandise tent during the Festival.
Riverbend will offer the wristbands at an "early bird discount price" for ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday December 14, at Hamilton Place Mall 11am - 2pm at the food court entrance. Wristbands will be $28 each, a savings of 40% from gate prices.
Festival officials also announced two other side stage acts.
Allen Stone on the Bud Light Stage on Wednesday, June 11 at 8:15 pm.
USA Today has called Allen Stone a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter just sees himself as "a hippie with soul." CNN and Billboard named Stone as an artist to watch.
Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat will be on the Bud Light Stage Thursday, June 12 at 7 pm.
Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are guitar players of legendary band Little Feat. Now they have joined forces to form an acoustic duet.
Star Seating, Blanket Seating and Club Riverbend admissions will be available online January 1st at www.riverbendfestival.com.Friday, December 6 2013, 09:13 AM EST
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