Kenny Chesney Plans Monster Tailgate Before UT/Virginia Tech Rivalry

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On Saturday, September 10, the Tennessee Vols take on Virginia Tech at Bristol Motor Speedway, in the first SEC football game ever played on the infield of NASCAR track. The night before, Kenny Chesney will get the crowd and the venue warmed up.

Everyone on the bill for Bristol’s Tailgate Party has a personal stake in the rivalry between the neighboring states. Kenny grew up in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, while The Band Perry hails from Greenville, Tennessee. Old Dominion, on the other hand, traces their roots back to Virginia.

Presales for the Friday, September 9 show start Monday, June 6, with seats opening to the general public the following Wednesday. You can find out more at

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