Live Nation Declares ‘National Concert Day’

Live Nation designates May 5 as “National Concert Day” – a day to celebrate live music.  Along with promoting its tours, the mega-promoter will a concert and media event in New York City featuring Kid Rock, Florida Georgia Line and other stars.

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Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Along with recognizing fans, Live Nation said the first ever National Concert Day will salute “live music industry leaders, tour managers and their teams as well as all the hard working employees at venues across the country.”

The Concert and Media extravaganza – – takes place at Irving Plaza. The event will also feature appearances by Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Brandon Boyd & Mike Einziger of Incubus, Jason Wade & Bryce Soderberg of Lifehouse, Kip Moore, Metric, Mick Jones of Foreigner, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, and Wiz Khalifa.  Hosting the event will be Hoda Kotb of NBC’s “Today.”

Along with Hilton, official Summer Spotlight sponsors include Malibu Rum, Citi and Pepsi.  Be on the lookout for the Malibu Rum Beach House appearing at select festivals and concerts.  Follow this link for more info.

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Academy Of Country Music Awards, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

The list of tours Live Nation is presenting ranges from pop to rock to country to whatever you can imagine and includes 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bette Midler, Darius Rucker, Josh Groban, and others.  LN wants you to know that official credit card company Citi will present presales on select tours via its Private Pass program .  Head over to for more info.