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Battle at Bristol Tailgate Concert Consists of Kenny Chesney, The Band Perry, Old Domininion, and NEXO STM

September 15, 2016

U Tenn Tailgates With NEXO

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney helped kickoff the Battle at Bristol weekend with a concert inside "the Last Great Coliseum,” headlining a three-act concert on a 140’ wide stage erected at the backstretch of the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee on the Friday night preceding the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech football game. The Band Perry and Old Dominion also performed for the more than 50,000 fans in attendance.

In usual Chesney concert rig fashion, the tailgate concert party was thrown with one of the largest NEXO STMline array concert systems available, consisting of main hangs (24x M46 + 24x B112 + 2x M28 x2), sub bass (24x S118 flown x2, 24 ground-stacked across the center), aux hangs (15x M46 + 15xB112 + 3x M28 x2, 270 hangs – 90° offstage for the side and back, at the top 12x M28 x2), delays (12x M28 x2), and NEXO NUARs featuring NXAMPs. Everything was run on fibre via Dante.

“We jumped at the chance to be a part of this historic college football and entertainment event and knew that NEXO would deliver high-impact sound to everyone in attendance at this unique venue,” Morris President David Haskell said. “We could not ask for a better way to kick off fall.”

The following day the speedway was turned into a football field for the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech football game, with approximately 150,000 attendees who filled the stands for what was called the largest college football game ever played.

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