Apr 26 2014

Nashville: Entertainment

Headliner Concert


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Location: Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Date: April 26, 2014

Doors Open: 6:00pm 
Show Starts: 7:00pm


About Charles “Chip” Esten

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Charles “Chip” Esten was raised in Alexandria, VA and attended T.C. Williams High School (made famous in the film “Remember the Titans.”) He then attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, where he graduated with a degree in economics and met his eventual wife, Patty. While in Williamsburg, he was lead singer/songwriter in a popular local band.

Esten’s many additional television credits include recurring roles on “Big Love,” “Enlightened,” “The Office” and “ER.” Besides being the father on Disney Channel’s “Jessie,” he has been a Klingon on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” a secretary on “Murphy Brown” and Kelly Bundy’s fiance on the series finale of “Married with Children.” His film credits include “Swing Vote,” “Thirteen Days,” “61*” and “The Postman.”

While on “Nashville”, Esten has been honored to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and the historic Ryman auditorium. He was also honored to officially “flip the switch” at the 2013 Graceland Christmas Lighting ceremony.  Many of the songs he has performed as Deacon (Undermine, Sideshow, Playin’ Tricks, etc..) are available on the three very successful “Nashville” soundtracks that have been released to date.

About Clare Bowen

Clare Bowen currently stars as Scarlett O’Connor on ABC’s musical drama television series “Nashville”. Created by Callie Khouri and also starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, the series premiered in October 2012 to critical acclaim and was nominated in both 2013 and 2014 for “Favorite New TV Drama” at the People’s Choice Awards. Season two premiered on September 25, 2013.  

Comprised of originals and covers performed by Bowen and her co-stars, the debut album The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1 rose to #1 in the Country Album category and #12 in the All Genre Album category on iTunes within hours of its release by Big Machine Records on December 11, 2012. Big Machine has continued the momentum with the release of both The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 2 on May 7, 2013 and The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1 on December 10, 2013.A native Australian, Bowen has appeared in several of her home country’s iconic television dramas, including “Home and Away”, “All Saints”, “The Cut”, and “Chandon Pictures”. She also appeared in the Australian film The Combination. 

Bowen resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is currently collaborating with T-Bone Burnett on her debut solo album. Burnett served as the Executive Music Producer on Season 1 of “Nashville”.

About Chase Rice

Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, country music artist Chase Rice has already built a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gained the attention of industry professionals with his edgy, eclectic sound. Rice first made waves as a co-writer on Florida George Line’s massive 2012 crossover hit “Cruise,” and his star continues to rise with the chart-topping success of his new EP Ready Set Roll and single of the same name. Released on Rice’s own Dack Janiel’s label in partnership with T8 Records, Ready Set Roll has already sold more than 50,000 units to date. Strong play on Siriux/XM has driven singles sales to more than 200,000 and counting. For more information, please visit www.chaserice.com.

All marathon, 1/2 marathon, mini and kids participants will gain free entry with their race number. 

Live Music Every Mile

Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Live bands will be performing a variety of music from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along each mile of the race course. The bands set the tempo for this marathon party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.


Is your band interested in rockin for thousands of runners and spectators?  Please email your band information along with an electronic press kit or music sample to Amy Smith at asmith@nashvillesports.com

Spirit on the Course Competition

Attention Cheer Teams and Dance Squads: we need you! High school and middle school cheer and dance teams are invited to compete in the Spirit on the Course competition. Cheer teams will line the course ready to encourage participants every step of the way. Costumes and themes are optional, smiles and enthusiasm are required.

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Questiuons about Spirit on the Course? Please e-mail cmmcheer@competitorgroup.com 

Rock around the Block

NEW for 2014! Any neighborhood along the course is able to participate in this friendly competition. Neighborhoods will set up a Spirit Station at a designated point along the course and cheer on the runners throughout the race. Prize money will be given to the top three most spirited neighborhoods!

Click here for more information about Rock Around the Block!