Author Topic: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!  (Read 20962 times)

coredumped

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2015, 10:12:33 AM »
The event is relocating from Jax to Daytona and changing its name.

Sadly CH4 has confirmed this:

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A third year of Florida Country Superfest in Jacksonville is not happening.

It was announced that the organizers of the festival have created a new event, called Country 500: The Great American Music Fest at Daytona.

The music festival at EverBank Field brought some of the biggest names in country music to Jacksonville in 2014 and 2015.

In a statement, Festival Productions Incorporated, the group that put on the event said, “Florida Country Superfest had a successful two-year run, annually entertaining tens of thousands of festivalgoers. A change in corporate strategy has led to the creation of an exciting new event for Florida music fans.”

http://www.news4jax.com/news/is-florida-country-superfest-moving-south/35857270
« Last Edit: October 16, 2015, 10:16:14 AM by coredumped »
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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2015, 10:36:31 AM »
We're good. We got the curling championships.

-Alan Verlander, probably

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2015, 11:02:54 AM »
We're good. We got the curling championships.

-Alan Verlander, probably

he is certainly a sunshine pumper.

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2015, 01:15:51 PM »
"A change in corporate strategy"

LOL, means "we can make more money elsewhere"

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2015, 02:37:27 PM »
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Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Willie Nelson, more at Speedway's new 3-day music festival

Daytona Rising isn't finished yet, but the new era of Daytona International Speedway — as a year-round entertainment complex — has begun.

The Speedway will host the inaugural Country 500 music festival featuring Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson and dozens more over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.

The star-studded three-day gathering, also being billed as "The Great American Music Fest," will be the first nonracing event to fully utilize the track's $400 million makeover into a motorsports stadium. Daytona Rising is due to be completed in January before the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Daytona 500.

"We want to keep adding content to our (Daytona Rising) investment," DIS President Joie Chitwood III said. He added, however, that "racing is in our DNA and that will never change."

Still, "tens and tens of thousands of people" in town could enhance the gene pool a bit. Chitwood said the planned annual festival will give the Speedway the opportunity to "own (Memorial Day) weekend in the community," and thinks it will become "the biggest festival on the East Coast."

The Speedway can accommodate 100,000 spectators in the grandstands alone, and the festival also will allow camping in the track's infield, where the concerts will take place on three huge stages custom built for the event.

Full article: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20151015/SPORTS/151019689/0/FRONTPAGE
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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2015, 11:47:18 PM »
Some of y'all sound woefully ignorant of just how much they've done with Daytona International. Major money has been spent to re-invent it.

None of this is a negative on Jacksonville or what was done with EverBank (in fact, it only reinforces how necessary the money for the upgrades was). The newly updated and modernized Speedway is a natural for that festival concert -- plain and simple.

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Re: First Ever Florida Country Superfest coming to Jacksonville!
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2015, 06:41:32 PM »
The updated speedway complex is pretty nice.  More is on the way.
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