Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New England's favorite country star has set up a fund with the Boston Medical Center to help purchase prosthetics for victims who lost limbs during the attacks on the Boston Marathon.
Over the years, country music star Kenny Chesney has adopted the Boston area, including Foxborough, as his second home. And when that home was under attack on April 15th, Chesney felt the need to reach out to his extended family and provide relief to those in need. “I do feel this sense of family with everybody in Boston and when that happened, like a lot of people I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Chesney said in a recent interview with JW & Lori on Country 102.5. “I thought about how I wanted to help in some way and I was trying to figure out what was best to do.” After some thought, Chesney decided to “Spread the Love” to the city he loves and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by starting a fund through donations and sales of…
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 …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Foxborough Police reported over 500 incidents at this past weekend’s New England Country Music Festival at Gillette Stadium.
Foxborough’s ninth annual New England Country Music Festival headlining Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw at Gillette Stadium brought over 100,000 people to the area this past weekend, which resulted in 500 police incidents. According to Foxborough Police reports, there were 101 criminal arrests made during the two-day concert festival and close to an additional 500 concertgoers were taken into protective custody, which is separate from an arrest. Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary said the majority of the arrests involved underage drinking. He added that there were some “traffic issues” during Friday’s show, which brought a crowd of 49,400 to Foxborough and yielded 61 arrests. The following arrests occurred during last Friday's New England…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Foxborough is expected to see over 100,000 country fans at Gillette Stadium this weekend as Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw wrap up their 2012 “Brothers of the Sun” Tour. Concerts will be held Friday and Saturday, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The New England Country Music Festival at Gillette Stadium has become an annual event in Foxborough since its inception in 2004. The show, referred to by many concertgoers as “Country Fest,” features some of the industry’s biggest stars on one stage and this weekend will be no different as Kenny Chesney returns to Foxborough for the seventh time as the festival’s headliner and he’s bringing some all-star friends with him. Jake Owen, Grace Potter and Tim McGraw will join Chesney on stage this weekend (Friday and Saturday) for the ninth annual Country Musical Festival in front of sellout crowds of 50,000 to 55,000 people each night. “It’s the largest country music event in New England each year, and country music continues to gain in …
Sunday, January 1, 2012
In an end of the year series, Patch editors are looking back at their favorites of 2011.
What was the best song in 2011? Usually, our editors are the ones asking the questions for the New Year's weekend, but we're turning the tables a bit. We've been asked for our top picks in movies, books, songs, person of the year, event of the year and best Boston sports moment. In round four, we give our best song for 2011. After reading ours, please share yours with us in the comment section. Kelly Mello, Norton Patch Editor-Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." Adele has such a gorgeous voice, and it's about time America realized it. Though the radio has tried to run "Rolling in the Deep" into the ground, you can't deny how fun it is to belt out this tune when you think no one is listening. Ben Paulin, Dover-Sherborn Patch Editor-The song of …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Additional New England Country Music Festival date featuring Chesney and Tim McGraw is Friday, Aug. 24. Tickets for both shows go on sale Saturday, Dec. 3.
Due to anticipated demand for his Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 concert at Gillette Stadium, Kenny Chesney has added a second Foxborough show on Friday, Aug. 24. The shows will be the last dates on Chesney’s ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour with Tim McGraw. 'Brothers of the Sun' will also feature special guests Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen. The New England Country Music Festival is the largest concert series in New England, selling out Gillette Stadium each year from 2005 to 2009, and then again for two nights in 2011. Tickets for both shows go on sale Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The 2011 Goin' Coastal Tour was a success.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Kenny Chesney and his band put on a stellar performance Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27 in Foxboro, the final stop on his 2011 “Goin’ Coastal Tour.” After the first concert was rescheduled from Sunday night to Friday due to hurricane alerts, Chesney promised his fans and Country Fest enthusiasts, who filled the stands of Gillette stadium, that it would be well worth their while—and that it was! Making a grand entrance, Chesney flew through the air, down a descending cable and onto the stage, where he kicked off the concert with “Summertime,” followed by his other hit songs: “Big Star,” “Living in Fast Forward,” “Out Last Night,” “Somewhere with You,” “There Goes my Life,” “When the Sun Goes Down” and, of course, “Boston” and “Boys of …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
It was a busy week in Foxborough. Check out the area's top stories.
It was an eventful "nature" week in Foxborough with an earthquake scare, a hurricane warning and thunderstorms. Here is a rundown of what you may have missed:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Gillette Stadium issues parking lot rules and regulations for the 2011 New England Country Music Concert.
Country music star, Kenny Chesney, is headed to Foxborough August 26th and August 27th with the "Goin' Coastal" Tour featuring the Zac Brown Band and Billy Currington. Chesney recently rescheduled the August 28 show to Friday, August 26 due to Hurricane warnings. Below is important information for "Goin' Coastal Tour" ticket holders. New England Country Music Concert Parking Lot Rules and Regulations for 2011: Tailgate Setups and Drive Aisle Access To view parking and ground maps, click here.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Foxborough Police Chief says the town is ready for the Goin' Coastal Tour to arrive.
Foxborough Police Chief, Edward O'Leary, presented town selectmen this Tuesday, April 12, with the final safety plan for the Kenny Chesney & Zac Brown Band concert this upcoming summer. Traditionally, this summer concert has been a one-day music event, however this year it will be split up into a two-day music festival making O'Leary particularly concerned about the safety and security costs. "We spent a lot of time on strategy," said O'Leary. "In learning from the past, we decided to shake it up and are going to try better to move people along." O'Leary pointed out that in past concerts, once Chesney hits the stage the number of incidents rapidly decreased. He hopes that by starting the Zac Brown Band at 6:15 p.m, an equally popular act …