Scottsdale, AZ (Top40 Charts/ Salt River Fields / Dinc LLC)
SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY- Country musician and star of NBC's new hit TV series The Voice, Blake
Shelton, will headline the show. Joining Shelton will be FOX's own American Idols, Crystal Bowersox
and Casey James. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will host its first Independence Day Music
Festival and fireworks show on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011. Following the concert stay and enjoy the Valley's largestIndependence Day fireworks shows put on by Fireworks Preproduction of Arizona.
Gates for this event will open at 5:00 pm with live music kicking off at 6:30 pm when former American Idol contestant Casey James takes the stage. Fellow Idol star Crystal Bowersox will follow James at 7:35pm, with country music star Blake Shelton taking the stage at 8:45pm. Ticket prices start at $15 and go on sale Monday, May 23rd at 10:00am and can be purchased online at saltriverfields.com and ticketmaster.com.
Blake Shelton, one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times) and is the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year. The country superstar's latest single "Honey Bee" is off his forthcoming album, Red River Blue set for release on July 12. The single follows Shelton's three consecutive No. 1 hits: "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," "All About Tonight" and "Hillbilly Bone." Shelton's latest CD, LOADED: The Best of Blake Shelton debuted in the Top 10 on the country charts, adding Shelton into an elite group of artists who have charted three records in one year (among those are Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson). Shelton has eight No. 1 hits and has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007.
Blake has found himself in the spotlight even more so lately after his wedding with fellow Country Music star Miranda Lambert on May 14th as well as being a judge and vocal coach currently on the hit new NBC reality talent show The Voice.
After experiencing the most successful Spring Training season in MLB history, with 359,308 fans coming through the gates to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, Salt River Fields is excited to break into the concert scene and provide fans a unique opportunity to see a show in the East Valley.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick is located on a 140-acre site near the Pima-Loop 101 Freeway and Indian Bend Road. It is the first Major League Baseball Spring Training facility built on Native American land. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful views in all of baseball, the complex is owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) and is the newest entertainment venue included in the "Talking Stick" brand as it joins Talking Stick Golf Club and Talking Stick Resort.
For more information about future events at Salt River Fields, please call 480.270.5000 or go to saltriverfields.com.