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Bridgestone Arena ranks sixth in concert attendance in U.S.

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01-07-2012, 11:17 AM
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Bridgestone Arena ranks sixth in concert attendance in U.S.

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/conten...-attendance-us

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“This second consecutive Top Ten year-end ranking is a testament to the success of Nashville as a premier entertainment destination,” Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena Chief Operating Officer/President Sean Henry said. “We are outperforming our market size by leaps and bounds and are keeping company with the likes of top venues in New York and Los Angeles. We’ve seen tremendous success with both the hockey and arena staff working together to cross promote events and sell tickets. It’s absolutely amazing what this organization has achieved by working as one."

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I don't think that is too surprising considering Nashville is the mecca of country music. Country has an almost unmatched following in terms of dedicated fans. It's a really good cross promotion opportunity.

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I don't think that is too surprising considering Nashville is the mecca of country music. Country has an almost unmatched following in terms of dedicated fans. It's a really good cross promotion opportunity.
Actually it's very surprising most concerts here historically don't sell out and a lot of musicians didn't play Nashville much. Nashville had a bad reputation for years. Most country music fans look at it this way "Why pay 75+ bucks for a concert when the Grand Ole Opry is every week and 25 bucks". Most big Rock/POP Music acts have usually by-passed Nashville and some live here (Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow) and don't see the thrill of playing home.

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Actually it's very surprising most concerts here historically don't sell out and a lot of musicians didn't play Nashville much. Nashville had a bad reputation for years. Most country music fans look at it this way "Why pay 75+ bucks for a concert when the Grand Ole Opry is every week and 25 bucks". Most big Rock/POP Music acts have usually by-passed Nashville and some live here (Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow) and don't see the thrill of playing home.
This is true. East Nashville's been a magnet for a lot of young musicians starting out and certainly the recording facilities down there are World Class, a ton of excellent session players available on-call. Beyond the Opry with regulars like Vince Gill & Emmy Lou Harris, youve got the Ryman & Sommet etc all attracting an eclectic range of acts from the Moody Blues to Garrison Keillor & his Prairie Home Companion Shows. Cover bands with under 40's doing Country-Rock in dozens of bars; Open-Mike nights & the like. In many respects, Nashville & the Country Music Scene along with its legions of fans represents a throwback to pre-internet & music download days. A joke making the rounds in the industry is that if Country Music Fans ever figure out how an ipod works Music Cities gonna be devastated. The labels gone overnight because their the only ones who still buy CD's...


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It's good to see then doing well and I hope it brings the preds continued financial success

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It's only because the tickets are so cheap.

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It's only because the tickets are so cheap.
Right. If not for Gary Bettman, they would never have sold that Arena and moved it out of Canada where it really belongs.

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It's only because the tickets are so cheap.
I would imagine the cost of fuel just driving from Johnson City to Nashville combined with the cost of tickets to a Preds game would put you into Toronto territory. Especially if you take the I-75 southern route, then crank er' back up north at Chattanooga; stopover in my old home town of Lynchburg for victuals n' libations. Hell, you might not even make it to Music City, tickets un-redeemed. Another lost weekend.

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