ZAC BROWN BAND Among Forest Hills Stadium 2014 Concert Season
Forest Hills Stadium, the legendary sporting and entertainment venue hidden in the idyllic Queens, New York neighborhood of Forest Hills, announces their 2014 concert season. The 2014 season will feature an exciting and eclectic mix of some of the biggest names in music and entertainment today, including a special performance by three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band on Saturday, June 21. Tickets will be available to the general public on Saturday, March 22 at 10am. Tickets to all 2014 Forest Hills Stadium events will be available exclusively at ticketfly.com and additional events will be announced soon.
In August 2013 Forest Hills Stadium featured a special, inaugural performance by Mumford and Sons on their "Full English" tour. The concert, the first in the stadium in over 15 years, brought music fans from all over the world to Forest Hills, Queens to experience live music in a truly unique environment. Since then the stadium has undergone a restoration, including a number of renovations and improvements. These include: ticketed seating in the upper bowl, improved ADA seating options, widened aisles and handrail installation as well as a new concourse plan featuring easier access to food, beverage and other facilities. Ticketing will be improved through a new, fan-friendly reserved ticketing system provided by Ticketfly.com.
Forest Hills Stadium events have been made possible through a partnership with the local community and the partnership is focused on making concerts a rewarding experience for all involved. The stadium is conveniently located feet from the E, M, F, R subway trains as well as the LIRR and concert-goers are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation as there is no parking available at the stadium or in the surrounding community.
"After decades of languishing in obscurity and disrepair, one of the most famous sports and concert sites in New York will again reverberate with the sound of live music."
The New York Times
"One of America's most legendary music venues is back in business... acoustically and aesthetically, this historical venue is still more than worth the subway ride to Queens."
"Forest Hills (Stadium) has a sterling history in music. The Beatles and Barbra Streisand played there in 1964; the Rolling Stones did so in 1966, as well as Bob Dylan, who performed his first full electric concert there; and in '67 Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees and was legendarily booed off stage. The same thing happened when the Doors opened for Simon and Garfunkel."
About Forest Hills Stadium
From Billie Jean King to The Beatles, Jimmy Connors to Jimi Hendrix, Chris Evert to The Rolling Stones. For decades the stadium at the West Side Tennis Club was not only host of the U.S. Open, it was also a renowned music venue, tucked into a leafy neighborhood of stately homes in Queens' Forest Hills neighborhood. However, when the U.S. Open moved to larger space in Flushing, Queens in 1977, the architecturally stunning, horseshoe-shaped Forest Hills Stadium fell into disrepair and its days as a music venue faded. In 2013, concert promoters partnered with the West Side Tennis Club to rehabilitate the stadium and bring events back to this storied venue. After an inaugural concert by Mumford and Sons last August the stadium will return this summer with a full slate of entertainment programming. The 2014 concert season will be sponsored by Citi® with additional support from Heineken®.
About Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. The band's latest project 'The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1' is out now on Southern Ground and follows the band's three platinum-selling albums 'Uncaged', 'You Get What You Give', and 'The Foundation', which have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of eleven #1 hit singles. On the road, the Georgia seven-piece has been lauded by fans and critics alike as a "truly astounding troupe of musicians" with a "staggering display of instrumental prowess" that makes them "one of the best live bands on the planet."