Tim McGraw to perform at University for IDEA Week

first_imgGrammy-winning country musician Tim McGraw will hold a concert at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center on April 13 at the end of IDEA Week, according to a Notre Dame press release published Wednesday. IDEA Week, which will be held from April 8 to April 13, celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation.IDEA Week will be open to everyone and held both at Notre Dame and in the surrounding community. Last year was the first annual IDEA Week, and according to the release, more than 18,000 people attended at least one event. This year’s week will feature speakers, the McCloskey New Venture Competition and workshops. The McGraw concert is the first event to be announced.According to the press release, the concert “is designed to bring people together.”“IDEA Week is not a conference,” Bryan Ritchie, Notre Dame’s vice president and associate provost for innovation, said in the release. “We want to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship and help people come together to produce what we call ‘productive collisions.’ Someone you meet at IDEA Week might be your next business partner, client or customer.”In addition to selling more than 50 million records and setting 43 worldwide No. 1 singles, McGraw has won three Grammys, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards and three People’s Choice Awards, the release said. He has also been named BDS Radio’s Most Played Artist of the Decade and, since starting his career in 1992, has become the most-played country artist. He has also acted in the movies “Friday Night Lights” and “The Blind Side” and narrated “The Shack.”The announcement of McGraw’s performance at Notre Dame comes on the heels of the first standalone concert in Notre Dame Stadium by country musician Garth Brooks, held Saturday. The more than 84,000 tickets to Brooks’ concert sold out within three hours, and CBS will air a taped version of the show titled “Garth: Live at Notre Dame!” on Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. EST.Tickets for the McGraw concert, according to the release, will be available at a later date, but prices will range from $40 to $125. According to an email sent to Notre Dame students, 750 tickets will be available at $30 per ticket for students starting Nov. 14.More information about IDEA Week and its events can be found at ideaweek.comTags: IDEA Center, Idea Week, Joyce Center, Purcell Pavilion, Tim McGrawlast_img read more


first_imgHuge crowds are expected for the country and western festival in Ardara.It’s time to get out the cowboy boots and brush up on the dance moves because the Ardara Country and Western Festival is on the way back to town.This unique festival started 11 years ago and was considered a rarity as country music and dancing was not popular as it is today.But nowadays country music and dances like jiving and waltzing are the craze of the moment. And the Ardara Festival has now become a leading date on the country and western music calendar for music lovers across the country.Many of its thousands of visitors have been coming for the past eleven years and festival organisers are looking forward once again to greeting you all this year.The Ardara Country Festival take place from Friday 22nd January until Sunday 24th January.Fr those of you coming a long distance or simply want to taste the great hospitality of Ardara, the Nesbitt Arms is offering an amazing rate of €110pps for TWO nights B&B including two dances and €55 pps for one night B&B and one dance. Sure you couldn’t beat that!The following is a sample of the bumper line-up which features some of the top names in Irish country and western music.Friday 22 in the Nesbitt Arms, Top Country Star Robert MizzellSaturday 23 The Nesbitt Arms, the Sensational Stephen SmythSunday 24 afternoon dance (4 to 6pm) Nashville Live Friday & Saturday Eunan McIntyre in the Weavers BarARDARA DUSTS ITSELF DOWN FOR UPCOMING COUNTRY AND WESTERN FESTIVAL! was last modified: January 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ArdaraCountry and Western FestivalNesbitt Armslast_img read more