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Josh Turner Concert Tickets to Go on Sale Feb. 25th
BRISTOL, Tenn., Feb. 23, 2017 – Excitement is building for King University’s 150th Anniversary concert featuring Josh Turner at Viking Hall Civic Center in Bristol, Tenn., March 31 at 7 p.m. The event, which is open to the public as well as current King students, alumni, faculty, and staff, is a tremendous opportunity to mark the school’s Sesquicentennial celebration.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. The public and King alumni can purchase tickets online at http://tornadoalleyshoppe.com. The purchased tickets may be picked-up the following business day after 1:30 p.m. at King’s Bristol campus in the campus bookstore known as the Tornado Alley Shoppe, located on the lower level of Maclellan Hall. Tickets may also be picked up at Will Call at Viking Hall from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. the day of the concert. Tickets for the public are $20.00 per ticket, plus an additional $3.00 per ticket service fee. (The service fee includes taxes and processing fees.) Tickets for the public may also be purchased at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. and the Bristol Chamber of Commerce Monday, Feb. 27. Tickets will be $23.00 at both locations. Quantities are limited.
Alumni can purchase up to four (4) tickets at a cost of $10.00 per ticket, plus an additional $3.00 per ticket service fee. You must have a personal code in order to purchase alumni tickets; the personal code was emailed to alumni recently. If you did not receive a code, you may contact King’s Office of Development at email@example.com to receive one, or call 800-621-5464.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the event. Concessions will be open at Viking Hall, and Josh Turner merchandise will be available for purchase. Parking at Viking Hall will be $5.00 per car.
“This is a tremendous milestone in King’s history and we are pleased to share this celebration event with our King family and our community. Bristol and King’s heritage have been synonymous, and we are excited to look toward the next 150 years of continued growth and a shared vision,” said Denise Asbury, director of Development.
Special thanks are extended to WXBQ radio, who is the official radio partner for the event and who will be conducting contest giveaways for the concert, so be sure to tune in to 96.9 FM. King also extends special thanks to Premiere Transportation for shuttle service for students, King University’s Student Government Association, the King University 150th Anniversary Steering Committee, Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Tennessee High School, Bristol Tennessee City, and a very special thanks to the Communications Department of Bristol Tennessee City.
Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.
Turner added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released in 2014. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.
Turner is currently on the road in support of his latest radio single, “Hometown Girl,” which Rolling Stone Country notes, “pairs the South Carolina native’s unmistakable, country-to-the-core baritone with a modern, rollicking beat.
For more information on Josh Turner, visit www.JoshTurner.com.