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Lynyrd Skynyrd and new “Music Note®” Drop Highlight Music City’s New Year’s Eve

Third Annual ‘Bash on Broadway’ Offers a Full Evening of
Free Concerts to Revelers

NASHVILLE – Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, will headline the third annual Music City New Year’s Eve ‘Bash on Broadway’ concert in downtown Nashville, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, producers of the event, announced. The music-filled evening will also feature performances by pop/rock band TOY and new country artists Edens Edge and THE FARM.

“People expect world-class live entertainment from Nashville, and they certainly won’t be disappointed with this show,” said Butch Spyridon, president of the CVB. “The diversity of musical acts will provide a perfect backdrop for locals and visitors to ring in the New Year in Music City.”

Revelers attending Music City’s “Bash on Broadway” will count down to the New Year as a new 15-foot-tall red “music note®,” drops slowly from a 115-foot structure, taller than in previous events. The “music note®” drop, presented by Grand Avenue, will trigger a fireworks display and major confetti cannons as it reaches the midnight mark.

“We felt the new music note best represented the diversity of talents and genres that call Nashville home,” said Spyridon. “Music City has gained its reputation due to the artists, songwriters, musicians, producers, managers and promoters who call Nashville home. The music note is the best graphic to represent Nashville.”

The confetti cannons are also new this year and are done in partnership with the TJ Martell Foundation. The Foundation, which supports innovative and lifesaving research for cancer and AIDS, will be selling ‘wishes’ to revelers throughout the evening for donations as part of its national “My New Year’s Wish” campaign. Revelers can put their wishes for the New Year on a strip of paper, and literally see their wishes begin the New Year as they are released as part of the confetti cannon at midnight. The local Wish campaign is sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.

The show, which is free to the public, will take place on Broadway between 1st and 4th avenues beginning at 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The show, which will be broadcast live to a national audience on Sirius XM Radio, and the show will be emceed by Storme Warren, host of GAC’s Headline Country and Sirius XM Radio personality.

The event will provide three consecutive nights of entertainment offerings for visitors. December 29 kicks off the festivities as visitors can enjoy Zac Brown in concert at Bridgestone Arena and annual Music City Bowl activities at Riverfront Park. On December 30, the Music City Bowl pre-game concert will feature Small Time Rock Stars at 3 p.m. at Riverfront Park followed by the Bowl Game at 5:40 p.m. at LP Field. For additional details on the events go to visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.

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Dec
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Simple Man Cruise



Hi Skynyrd fans!

Simple Man Cruise 2012 is setting sail next October! Lynyrd Skynyrd wants to rock out with you on their 6th voyage, with the biggest fans and the best music on the ocean! If you haven't experienced this cruise yet, now’s your chance to join the cruise pre-sale and book your cabin before it goes on sale to the general public. It always fills up fast, so be sure to get on board as soon as possible!

Simple Man Cruise 2012
Sailing October 27-31, 2012
On the Norwegian Pearl
From Miami to Key West and Great Stirrup Cay

Sign up for the Pre-Sale!

To sign up for the pre-sale, go to www.SimpleManCruise.com and click on "Sign Up for the Pre-Sale" before December 28th, 2011 at 11:59pm ET. You will be emailed more details about the cruise and you could begin booking as early as January 5th, 2012. Prices start at $650 per person + $195 taxes and fees, and you can secure your cabin for as little as $149 per person for interiors and ocean views, and $298 per person for balconies and suites at the time of booking (not when you sign up for the pre-sale).

Please Note: Signing up to be a part of the pre-sale does NOT guarantee cabins will be left for purchase when it is your time to book. Our hope is to accommodate every Lynyrd Skynyrd fan that wants to join this experience. In the case of a sell out, we will create a waiting list for those still interested in booking, and will place you in a cabin upon any cancellations.

What’s an Earliest Booking Time? An earliest booking time is exactly what it sounds like- the earliest date & time you can begin booking your cabin. We'll attach this specific date & time to your Sixthman Username, and you can book your cabin at that time, or any time after- but not before. You can create a Sixthman Username here. You will not be required to make a deposit when you sign up for the presale, but it will be required when you book your cabin on or after your earliest booking time. If you have any questions about the presale, you can contact us via email, phone at 877-379-9174. We hope to see you on the cruise in October!


So what are you waiting for? Go! Go sign up for the pre-sale!


-Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Dec
02
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Blue Christmas Benefit Concert for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina

Valdese, NC: Robert Kearns presents the Second Annual Tom Kearns Memorial Blue Christmas Benefit concert for the Alzheimer's Association of Western North Carolina. The Concert will be held at the Old Rock School House in Valdese, NC on December 17 beginning at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 828-879-2129.

The concert features music by Bobby Denton, The Harris Brothers, Jonathan Birchfield, Jaret Carter, David Wiseman, Ron Shuffler, Chris Clifton, Greg Simmons, Jim Ashton and Special Guests Laurel Creek, The Moore Brothers and Michael Reno Harrell.

The Alzheimer's Association is the premier source of information and support for the 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. The National Organization was founded in 1980 is a non-profit organization and is the largest private supporter of Alzheimer's research.

The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and
referral, education, and advocacy in the 49 Western North Carolina counties. We also provide a variety of services including Support Groups, a Helpline, Educational Programs, Circle of Hope, and MedicAlert(r)+Alzheimer's Association Safe Return(r).

The Alzheimer's Association is the premier national voluntary not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fight against Alzheimer's disease. There are other organizations with which the Alzheimer's Association has no relationship, but they often use the name Alzheimer's in their solicitations.
http://www.alz.org/northcarolina/index.asp

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Dec
01
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Grand Opening Concerts Begin



LAS VEGAS – One of the most iconic rock bands in American history will bring Texas-style barbecue and entertainment to Excalibur Hotel & Casino with the ten day grand opening celebration of Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer on Thursday, Dec. 1.

“With Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer, we created the kind of place we would want to hang out at,” said Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd. “This is the perfect spot for rock and barbecue fans to kick back, listen to some great music and have a good time in Vegas.”

“Lynyrd Skynyrd fans from around the globe have reached out about attending the grand opening of Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer,” said Michael Frey, co-owner of parent company, Drive This! Entertainment. “We plan to put on a party that fans and barbecue lovers alike will never forget.”

The grand opening celebration will kick-off the first day of National Finals Rodeo on Thursday, Dec. 1, and extend through Saturday, Dec. 10. The packed lineup of live music and appearances includes the Official American Country Awards After Party complete with an informal jam session by some of the industry’s top performers and the Jack Daniel’s “Eat ‘N’ Greet” luncheon followed by a special benefit concert later that evening, both hosted by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The full lineup includes:

• Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. – Ryan Whyte Maloney Band
• Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. – Southern Rockers
• Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. – Colt Ford
• Sunday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. – DJ Silver
• Monday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. – Official American Country Awards After Party
• Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. – Felice Garcia
• Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. – Lynette Skynyrd (all-girl Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band)
• Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12:30 p.m. – Lynyrd Skynyrd “Eat ‘N’ Greet” luncheon with Jack Daniel’s Master DistillerJeff Arnett
• Thursday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. – Lynyrd Skynyrd Benefit Concert
• Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. – Felice Garcia
• Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. – Felice Garcia

The “Eat ‘N’ Greet” luncheon will feature an incredible opportunity for fans to enjoy an intimate meal with the band members of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with an interactive presentation by Jeff Arnett, the 7th master distiller in Jack Daniel’s 142-year history. The evening concert will offer Lynyrd Skynyrd fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be one of just a few hundred people to see the iconic band perform in their first dining venue.

Tickets for the grand opening concert are priced starting at $300 per person. Tickets for the “Eat ‘N’ Greet” and concert package are available for $750 per person. This package also will include an array of signature grand opening items including a limited edition single-barrel bottle of Jack Daniel’s topped with a commemorative bronze bottle-necker autographed by Arnett and the band members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tickets for this 21+ concert are available at the Excalibur Box Office by calling 702.597.7477. A portion of proceeds from both events will be donated to the Lynyrd Skynyrd Foundation, Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas and Nevada Children’s Medical Center.

Developed in partnership with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Drive This! Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based hospitality company that owns and operates RHUMBAR at The Mirage, Tacos & Tequila at Luxor Hotel and Casino and Casa Fuente in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will serve fare from Kreuz Market in Lockhart, Tex. A tour of barbecue joints throughout the nation led them to the 111-year-old Texas institution, where the barbecue has been refined to perfection by the Schmidt family. Kreuz Market has been widely recognized as one of the top barbecue restaurants in the country, with top honors for their brisket and sausage by the Food Network and Travel Channel, and a rating as Zagat’s number two barbecue spot in the nation.

The band’s famed “Hell House” is the inspiration behind the atmosphere, and band members Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke have consulted with the culinary team to highlight some of their barbecue favorites.

Designed to capture the spirit of the band’s “Hell House,” the walls are made of authentic 150-year old barnyard wood, with concrete floors and aged brick completing the downhome feel of the space. The tables are made from floors of historic grain barns and the surface marks are hoof marks from many generations of animals. The tabletops are made of rough-faced old growth Doug fir from pre-World War II era from historic sites including a 1927 Brentwood house and a Los Angeles church. The staff is part of the action – hot bartenders and servers will be swinging and singing - leading riotous sing-alongs to classic rock songs and Lynyrd Skynyrd favorites.
More information is available on the Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer web site at LynyrdSkynyrdLV.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LynyrdSkynyrdLV, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LynyrdSkynyrdBBQ.

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Nov
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Epicurean Charitable Foundation

We can't wait for our grand opening concert on December 8th @Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer! Looking forward to helping out the students who receive scholarships from @Epicurean Charitable Foundation, the children who are in need of medical care at Nevada Children's Medical Center and not to mention all of the children who benefit from the Lynyrd Skynyrd Foundation!!

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Nov
09
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“Eat ‘N’ Greet” Luncheon To Benefit Charity

The grand opening celebration will kick off the first day of National Finals Rodeo on Thursday, Dec. 1, and culminate with an exclusive “Eat ‘N’ Greet” luncheon and evening concert by Lynyrd Skynyrd on Thursday, Dec. 8. Throughout the week, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will feature a series of live bands, promotions, giveaways and more.

The “Eat ‘N’ Greet” luncheon will feature a unique opportunity for fans to enjoy an intimate meal with the band members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and a presentation by Jeff Arnett, the 7th master distiller in Jack Daniel’s 142-year history. The evening concert will offer Lynyrd Skynyrd fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be one of just a few hundred people to see the iconic band perform in their first dining venue. Tickets for the grand opening concert are priced starting at $300 per person. Tickets for the “Eat ‘N’ Greet” and concert package are available for $750 per person. This package will also include an array of signature grand opening items including a limited edition single-barrel bottle of Jack Daniels topped with a commemorative bronze bottle-necker autographed by Arnett and the band members of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Tickets for this 21+ concert will be available at the Excalibur Box Office at 702.262.4400 starting on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at 10 a.m. A portion of proceeds from both events will be donated to the Lynyrd Skynyrd Foundation, which will then make contributions to the Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas and Nevada Children’s Medical Center.

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Give our barbecue restaurant in Vegas some love by liking their page Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ


Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will serve mouthwatering ribs, brisket, chicken and more. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the high-energy hangout will transform into a late night, high-energy rock club every night with great music and entertainment. Designed to capture the spirit of the band’s “Hell House,” the walls are made of authentic barnyard wood, with concrete floors and aged brick completing the downhome feel of the space. Never-before-seen Lynyrd Skynyrd relics including original album covers, guitars, artwork and photos from the bands more than five-decade-long career will be on display for fans. The staff is part of the action – hot bartenders and servers will be swinging, singing and jumping atop the bars and stage throughout the night -- leading riotous sing-alongs to classic rock songs and Lynyrd Skynyrd favorites.

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Oct
06
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Gary Rossington is InTheStudio

Lynyrd Skynyrdʼs Gary Rossington is InTheStudio for the 35th anniversary of the ʻliveʼ classic One More From The Road

Dallas, TX- Oct 10, 2011.
North American syndicated Rock radio show InTheStudio:

The Stories Behind Historyʼs Greatest Rock Bands hosts Lynyrd Skynyrd members past and present for the 35th anniversary of their comeback concert classic One More From The Road.

After a mere four studio albums, Lynyrd Skynyrd experienced a significant drop in sales as well as several key personnel changes. But a hastily conceived concert
recording set against the backdrop of Americaʼs bicentennial would result in one of the most successful albums of their career, a double LIVE album featuring the bandʼs enormously lauded performance chops.

“In rockʼnʼroll, back in those days, you matured like a dogʼs life. Every seven years is one year, you know”, guitarist Gary Rossington tells show host Redbeard.

Growing up poor in Jacksonville Florida made for its own
challenges, struggling to become a professional outfit. Rossington points out, “The way we used to change guitar strings, Alan(Collins), Leon(Wilkeson) and I, weʼd always go collect Coke bottles. You get about 10 or 15 Coke bottles and you could buy a new set of strings.”

InTheStudio can be heard on over 50 radio stations across North America. Lynyrd Skynyrd / InTheStudio program will air the week of Oct 10 - 16.

To STREAM THE INTERVIEW ONLINE, visit: HYPERLINK “http://www.inthestudio.net/”

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Sep
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Tours Site of Future Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke from Lynyrd Skynyrd were thrilled with the progress of their new restaurant and bar as they toured Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

The restaurant slated to celebrate its grand opening in early December will feature the very best Texas barbecue from Kreuz Market, based out of Lockhart, Tex. Van Zant, Rossington and Medlocke were in Las Vegas for their sold-out concert at the M Resort, but made it a point to stop by and see the beginning of their first and only restaurant.

These rock 'n' roll legends were in the best of spirits and found themselves in awe of the restaurant, making mention of it being a friendly kind of cool place that they can't wait to hang out in. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will have dancing bartenders and nightly performances for patrons to enjoy. Three of the ladies showed up to give the band members a sneak preview of some of their high-energy moves. Before their performance began, Van Zant shouted, "Free Bird" and then went on to say, "I've always wanted to stand in the audience." As the girls finished their smokin' hot routine, the legendary rockers clapped and whistled giving the ladies a nod for their dancing skills.

After touring the space, the band discussed an upcoming tasting, as well as a few Southern favorites they have planned for the menu. Rossington said, "All this is cool, but the food has gotta be good." The Schmidt family of Kreuz Market has perfected their barbecue for more than 100 years, earning the restaurant the #2 spot in the nation for barbecue by Zagat.

Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will serve mouthwatering ribs, brisket, chicken and more. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the high-energy hangout will transform into a late night, high-energy rock club every night with great music and entertainment.

Designed to capture the spirit of the band's "Hell House," the walls are made of authentic barnyard wood, with concrete floors and aged brick completing the downhome feel of the space. Never-before-seen Lynyrd Skynyrd relics including original album covers, guitars, artwork and photos from the bands more than five-decade-long career will be on display for fans. The staff is part of the action - hot bartenders and servers will be swinging, singing and jumping atop the bars and stage throughout the night -- leading riotous sing-alongs to classic rock songs and Lynyrd Skynyrd favorites.


1. Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke pose for picture in new Las Vegas restaurant, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.



2. Lynyrd Skynyrd band members pose with dancing bartenders at Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.



3. Lynyrd Skynyrd gets first official construction tour of Las Vegas restaurant, Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino.



Photo Credit:
Denise Truscello/WireImage

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Sep
20
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Band to open Lynyrd Skynyrd-themed Vegas eatery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The band famous for hits including "Freebird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" is planning to open up a restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/oaSMO2 ) the Southern rockers of Lynyrd Skynyrd have licensed their brand for a barbecue and beer restaurant in the Excalibur Hotel Casino

Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer is set to open in December. It will feature Texas-style barbecue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serve as a nightclub after hours.

Band members are planning to play occasional shows in addition to music from cover bands. Bartenders will lead customers in sing-alongs.

The newspaper reports the eatery is modeled after the tin shack dubbed "Hell House" where Lynyrd Skynyrd band members lived and practiced in their early years.

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