Country Music Stars to Headline First Two Nights of Coors Light Birds Nest

TICKETS FOR GENERAL PUBLIC GO ON SALE SATURDAY, NOV. 19 AT ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Country Music stars Toby Keith, Jake Owen, The Band Perry and Chase Rice will headline the first two nights of the 2017 Coors Light Birds Nest, the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Wednesday, Feb. 1 will feature Jake Owen with special guest Chase Rice, while Toby Keith and special guest The Band Perry will take the stage on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com) and at all Ticketmaster outlet locations.  

“The Coors Light Birds Nest has become such a popular venue for not only fans of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but for those who love concerts and a great music atmosphere,” said Coors Light Birds Nest Chairman Dillan Micus.  “We are excited to offer up not one, but two great headline artists each night of the Coors Light Birds Nest, and we expect tickets to go fast so make sure to get your tickets early.”

Coors Light Birds Nest general admission tickets will start at $50 while VIP tickets are available starting at $200 each and provide exclusive access to the Jameson VIP area where guests are treated to a complimentary catered dinner, complimentary drinks and access to a newly redesigned premium viewing area for the shows.  Organizers encourage fans to buy their tickets early as ticket prices may increase as the event draws closer.

The Coors Light Birds Nest is located directly across from the main Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road.  The entertainment venue opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Headline acts will take the main stage each evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Coors Light Birds Nest is a 21-and-over venue. For more information about the Coors Light Birds Nest visit www.coorslightbirdsnest.com.  

The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community, also known as “The Greatest Show on Grass,” will be held at TPC Scottsdale January 30 – February 5, 2017. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR.  Last year’s tournament broke three attendance records, including a PGA TOUR record 618,365 fans for the week.  The 2017 edition will mark the 82nd playing of the event (one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR) and the eighth as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 250 “life” members.  In 2016 The Thunderbirds raised a record $9.36 million for charity and have eclipsed $111 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932.  For more information on The Thunderbirds or the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open, call the Thunderbirds office at (602) 870-0163 or visit www.wmphoenixopen.com

About the Artists

JAKE OWEN

A repeat performer at the Coors Light Birds Nest (2014), Owen released his debut studio album “Startin’ with Me” in 2006 which produced three singles, all of which reached Top-20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. His 2009 single “Eight Second Ride” peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot Country chart. Owen achieved his first number one hit on the country charts with the title track to his third studio album, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” – a certified Gold album.  Owen was awarded the ACM Top New Male Vocalist in 2009, and the 2012 American Country Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year.  www.JakeOwen.net 

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CHASE RICE

Rice’s first studio album “Friday Nights & Sunday Mornings” was released in 2010 and includes the first song he ever wrote/recorded, “Larger Than Life”, a song about the passing of his father. In 2011 he released “Country as Me”, a 6-track EP featuring his single “Buzz Back“. He has received airplay as a “Highway Find” on satellite radio channel The Highway (Sirius XM). In 2012 his “Dirt Road Communion” debuted at No. 48 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and was the No. 6 download on iTunes for the week. He co-wrote Florida Georgia Line‘s “Cruise“, which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs. In 2013 he released “Ready Set Roll”, a 6-song EP that included the title track that peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Country album chart.  www.ChaseRice.com 

TOBY KEITH

From the moment Toby’s debut single “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” shot up the charts to become his first No. 1, the engine driving everything else has been the music. He writes it. He arranges and produces it. And he releases it on his own record label, Show Dog Nashville. At the core is his songwriting, as recognized in his 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named him Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and he is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His songs have received more than 87 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. Keith’s albums have sold more than 40 million copies. Toby’s most rewarding experiences, however, have come from giving back locally, nationally and abroad. His golf classics fund the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families of children dealing with critical illnesses.

www.TobyKeith.com.  

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THE BAND PERRY
Composed of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, the group signed to Republic Nashville in August 2009 and released their self-titled debut album with the hit song “If I Die Young,” which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts and has been certified quadruple platinum. Their second album “Pioneer” was released in 2013 and produced additional number one singles – “Better Dig Two” and “Done” – which also won Country Music Television’s 2014 award for group video of the year. Additionally, they took home the 2015 GRAMMY Award for best country duo/group performance for “Gentle on My Mind.  www.thefansperry.com 

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