Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Springsteen Will Play March Madness

The NCAA basketball tournament and Bruce Springsteen.  It doesn't get any better.

The NCAA has just announced that Springsteen and the E Street Band will play the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas on April 6, 2014.  Here is a taste of the press release:

DALLAS – The NCAA and Turner Live Events, together with official NCAA Corporate Champions AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company and Capital One on Tuesday announced the lineup for the 2014 NCAA March Madness Music Festival in conjunction with the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four, taking place this year in North Texas.
The free, three-day music festival, produced by Turner Live Events, will kick off April 4 with multi-platinum entertainer Jason Aldean at the AT&T Block Party; followed by country music superstar Tim McGraw and acclaimed rock band The Killers, both performing at the Coke Zero Countdown Concert on  April 5; and closing on April 6 are Grammy Award-winning band fun. and headliner Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Capital One JamFest.
AT&T Block Party, Coke Zero Countdown Concert and Capital One JamFest are all part of the free, three-day NCAA March Madness Music Festival, held this year at Reunion Park in Dallas on April 4-6. Additional performances for each day’s lineup will be announced soon. To access the latest concert announcements and specific times for all of the musical acts please see below and visit http://www.ncaa.com/musicfest. Fans can also stay updated by following @MMMusicFestival on Twitter.
The NCAA March Madness Music Festival is a non-ticketed event open to the public on a first-come basis and will feature the following events: 
April 4 -- AT&T Block Party
• Country star Jason Aldean headlining
• Performances from 4 to 10:30 p.m.
• Additional performances and events to be announced soon
April 5 -- Coke Zero Countdown Concert
• Tim McGraw headlining the afternoon lineup
• Live broadcast of the first national semifinal game
• Rock band The Killers headlining that evening, immediately following the live broadcast
• Performances from noon to 9 p.m.
• Additional performances and events to be announced soon
April 6 - Capital One JamFest
• fun. performing
• Bruce Springsteen and the E Street  Band will close the three-day festival
• Performances from 2 to 10:30 p.m.
• Additional performances and highlights to be announced soon

1 comment:

Paul M. said...

A touch of irony in voice-of-the-people Bruce Springsteen being hired to convince the disproportionately white, middle class fans of college basketball that they aren't cheering for an system which exploits the labor of under-compensated black athletes to further enrich disproportionately wealthy, white university administrators and coaches. He will truly be "The Boss," I suppose.