It will be a triple treat for Florida’s country music fans this August when Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, and Colt Ford team up for one big show at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds on August 27, 2016. Learn more about the artists you’ll see as you learn how to prepare for this special country show.
The Main Event: Brantley Gilbert
The Tampa Florida show is part of Brantley Gilbert’s Take It Outside tour, a reference to the outdoor venues he’s favoring on this run of dates. He’s a relative newcomer to the country music scene, but he’s enjoyed a rapid rise since scoring a record deal in 2009.
Before clinching his record deal, Gilbert worked as a songwriter penning hits for the likes of Jason Aldean while performing at venues around Nashville. To date, he’s released three studio albums spawning chart-toppers like “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” “Bottoms Up,” and “One Hell of an Amen.”
Stellar Support Acts: Justin Moore and Colt Ford
Brantley Gilbert handpicked Justin Moore and Colt Ford to accompany him on this tour because they share the same grit and energy. It doesn’t hurt that the three are also firm friends.
“We’ve all done so many things together,” Gilbert said in a press release promoting the tour.
“This is one of those tours that’ll be crazy before it even rolls.”
Justin Moore is Brantley Gilbert’s label-mate at Valory Music Group. He’s also spent time on the top of the country charts with tracks like “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” and “Til My Last Day.”
Colt Ford is the co-founder of Brantley Gilbert’s first label, Average Joe’s Entertainment. An esteemed artist in his own right, his unique blend of country and hip-hop sets his music apart.
What You Need to Know About Seeing the Show
A number of online outlets are selling tickets, but it’s always safest to buy directly through the promoter, Live Nation. Tickets start from just $25, but for a special night out, it’s worth splurging on the VIP package. This includes a premium ticket, admission to a Brantley Gilbert pre-show acoustic performance and Q&A session, a pre-show party, and merchandise.
Whether you’re getting up close and personal with the musicians or admiring the show from the seats, you’ll need to look the part. A plaid shirt, your favorite pair of jeans, a country hat, and a comfortable pair of American-made cowboy boots will help you fit right in and look great. Since this is an outdoor show, choose weatherproof boots if rain is expected.
If you’re considering seeing the show, remember the following:
– Brantley Gilbert has released several U.S. country number ones, so come with your singing voice.
– Gilbert handpicked Justin Moore and Colt Ford to open for him, so if you love his music, you’ll probably love the other artists.
– Live Nation is the official promoter, selling everything from cheap tickets to VIP packages.
With the right country gear, you’ll feel right at home as you sing along with the songs of Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, and Colt Ford at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.