George Strait To Headline Bayou Country Superfest
NEW ORLEANS — Bayou Country Superfest organizers announced today that music icon George Strait will make a very rare concert appearance on Sunday, May 27, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Joining Strait in this historic concert event will be Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Midland. The King of Country Music, George Strait has accumulated 60 No. 1 singles, the most of any country artist in history. Bayou Country Superfest is Strait’s only scheduled festival appearance of the year.
Tickets for Sunday, May 27, at the Superdome go on sale Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10:00 a.m. on www.BayouCountrySuperfest.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Smoothie King Center Box Office or by calling (800)745-3000.
Reserved-seat tickets for May 27 start at $50. Exclusive travel packages are available at many price levels.
The Memorial Day Weekend of music begins with Louisiana Seafood presents Bayou Saturday Night, a free concert outside the Superdome at Champions Square featuring Randy Houser, Michael Ray and Runaway June on Saturday, May 26. One of the highlights of last year’s Superfest, this free concert is a rockin’ downtown New Orleans party that revs up the whole holiday weekend of Festival fun.
A new feature of this year’s Bayou Country Superfest will be “A Salute to America,” a huge fireworks display over the Mississippi River on Friday night, May 25, sponsored by the New Orleans Tourism & Marketing Corporation.
Four levels of VIP Packages will be available including a premium reserved ticket to the Sunday night concert, plus perks ranging from access to a hospitality suite with a private bar and comfortable furniture to complimentary beverage service delivered directly to your seat throughout the show. For fans coming from out of town or looking for a place to stay overnight, travel packages bundle hotel accommodations and tickets to the festival information cane be found here www.BayouCountrySuperfest.com.
Quint Davis, producer/ director of the Bayou Country Superfest said, “It’s a great honor for Bayou Country Superfest to present George Strait in his only festival appearance next year. It’s a rare opportunity to see ‘The King of Country’ perform, and we know that bringing him, together with Chris Stapleton, plus Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and more, to New Orleans and the Superdome, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The free Saturday night concert in Champions Square and the Friday night fireworks on the river will all combine with the historic George Strait concert to create an unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend celebration.”
Lt. Governor Bill Nungesser said, “We are extremely excited to be a part of such a great event highlighting musical acts from around the country and bringing visitors to our state to experience our unique culture and the unmatched flavor of our Louisiana seafood. Memorial Day weekend is a special time in our country and we invite you all to come and enjoy the best seafood in the world on display in Champions Square during this one of a kind festival.”
"We’re looking forward to hosting the Bayou Country Superfest for its second year in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and adjacent Champions Square,” Stephen Perry, president & CEO New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, said. “We want diverse product and attractions to keep each weekend in New Orleans fresh and compelling. Our goal is to develop this event into a Memorial Day Weekend tradition, with a blockbuster lineup providing yet another reason to visit New Orleans for nationally renowned musical entertainment and another opportunity to visit the National World War II museum as we celebrate military service and sacrifice.”
“New Orleans is proud and pleased to welcome back the Bayou Country Superfest for the patriotic Memorial Day Weekend,” Mark Romig, president and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, said. “A full weekend of activities await our visitors, from Friday night fireworks to an exciting Saturday night at historic Champions Square and the grand finale with the iconic and legendary George Strait at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday night. This promises to be a weekend of awesome music, wonderful sights, delicious cuisine and unmatched patriotism.”