Mike Wheless speaks with Brian O’Connell President of Country Music Touring at Live Nation about this year’s QDR Country Megaticket.
It’s that time of year! The QDR Country Megaticket is back and this summer will be jamming with some of country’s best artists headed to Coastal Credit Union Music Park!
Brian O’Connell chats with Mike about the exciting lineup of this year’s Megaticket and it’s importance saying, “It’s really one of the pillars of country music touring world…It’s such a great deal to be able to do this year in and year out, the lineup this year, I think, is no exception.”
Brian walks down memory lane about the transformation Coastal Credit Union Music Park has had throughout the years but still manages to keep its charm. He says, “It’s such a special place, it’s gone through some transformations, but still at the end of the day, it is Walnut Creek, it is Raleigh. The maniacs out there in that Lot G that we all like to look at…we always look forward to it, Raleigh is a special place to all of us.”
The QDR Country Megaticket has brought folks from all over to hear and see their favorite country artists, “The Megaticket was basically born out of a sense of community” said Brian. But it also gives the audience a chance to get a taste of what’s on the rise in the country world. Brian says to keep an eye and ear out on the openers saying, “If you pay close attention, pretty much everybody that is headlining on the Megaticket series this year, was either a first or second act at some point in their career.”
We can’t wait!
This year’s QDR Country Megaticket shows at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park include:
- Rascal Flatts with special guests: Friday, June 28th
- Dierks Bentley with Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes: Thursday, July 11th
- Florida Georgia Line with Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, HARDY: Friday, July 26th
- Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, Rhett Akins: Thursday, August 8th
- Brad Paisley with Chris Lane and Riley Green: Thursday, August 15th
- Chris Young with Chris Janson and more: Friday, August 23rd
- Jason Aldean with Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver: Friday, September 13th
- Luke Bryan with Cole Swindell and Jon Langston: Saturday, Oct 12th
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan 25th at 10am via Megaticket.com.