Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Foxborough public safety officials are working with Gillette Stadium management on several initiatives to improve crowd safety and the overall impact Country Fest has on the community.
Editor's note: This is part I of a two-part series that looks into the public safety planning for the 2013 New England Country Music Festival, which will be held at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 23 and 24. Part II will take a closer look at traffic issues from the two-day music festival. Last summer, Foxborough Police made over 100 arrests and reported over 600 incidents over a two-day span during the 2012 New England Country Music Festival at Gillette Stadium. Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary told reporters after the weekend concert series that better preparation led to the 102 arrests and over 500 protective custodies out of a crowd of 103,000 concertgoers that descended on Foxborough for the two-day music festival. “We had a plan, it …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Dec. 13.
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for sunny, with a high near 39. Light and variable wind. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Calm wind. Foxborough High School musicians will perform a holiday concert in the FHS auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. ‘Tis the season for The Reserve Bin’s yearly holiday tasting extravaganza. Each year, The Reserve Bin brings in some of its favorite wine purveyors and do the ultimate Bin tasting …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kenny Chesney told 102.5's JW & Lori that playing in Foxborough is "very special" and he's "very excited" to be returning to Gillette Stadium in August 2013 for two country music concerts.
It's no secret country music star Kenny Chesney loves performing in Foxborough as he has sold out Gillette Stadium annually for nearly a decade. On Dec. 7, Chesney shared his affection for Foxborough and his New England fans with 102.5's JW & Lori during a morning interview with the Boston radio station to promote his "No Shoes Nation" Tour, which will stop at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 23-24 in 2013. "Obviously we play at other places but to play at Gillette again for two nights in a row … this will be the third year in a row that we’ve done two shows in a row and that hasn’t happened anywhere in the world for us," Chesney told the radio station. Chesney said the New England fans that return to Foxborough each year for the annual country …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Country superstar Kenny Chesney will be bringing his "No Shoes Nation" Tour to Gillette Stadium in August for his eighth Country Fest performance. Tickets will be going on sale in December.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Kenny Chesney announced Thursday he will return to Gillette Stadium on Aug. 24, 2013, making a summer stop in Foxborough for the eighth time since 2006. Chesney has helped make the annual New England Country Music Festival at Gillette Stadium the largest concert series in New England, selling out Gillette Stadium each year from 2006 to 2009, and then again for two nights each in 2011 and 2012. He has played more shows at the stadium, which opened in 2002, than any other artist. The Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney's ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour will feature special guest Eric Church - whose critically-acclaimed album 'Chief' was named 'Album of the Year' at the 2012 CMA Awards - as well as Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. “I believe what …