Jason Aldean, Springsteen Perform at March MadnessBy: Mike Tuttle - March 4, 2014
This year college basketball’s Division One semifinal and championship games will be played at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium in Arlington, Texas. But the Final Four isn’t just about basketball anymore. It’s also about music.
Every year, the NCAA brings in some big names to perform at the March Madness Music Festival. Last year, the Zac Brown Band performed in Atlanta.
This year the free three-day festival will take place at Reunion Park in Dallas. It will kick off on Friday, April 4 with the AT&T Block party featuring country music singer and “Male Vocalist of the Year” Jason Aldean.
On Saturday, country singer Tim McGraw will take the stage at the Coke Zero Countdown, followed by a live broadcast of the first semi-final NCAA basketball game. The chart-topping rock band The Killers will follow the live broadcast.
Then on Sunday, at the Capital One Jamfest, the band fun. will perform, followed by the closing of the festival with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
“Capital One is thrilled to bring this incredible musical lineup to fans during this year’s Final Four,” said Roger Ferguson, Managing Vice President, Brand Advertising, Media and Sponsorships at Capital One. “Whether it’s hosting the very best musical talent or providing fans the ultimate sports experience at Bracket Town, we’re delighted to help make the Final Four a unique and very special experience.”
Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
Tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis each day of the festival.
In the past, the annual festival has attracted big-name acts such as Sting, Dave Matthews Band, Music, KISS, The Kings of Leon, the Black Keys, and Taylor Swift.
The Final Four semifinals will be played on Saturday, April 5, with the finals on Monday, April 7 in Arlington.
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