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The First Annual TAILGATE FEST Will Feature Toby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, & More this September

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The First Annual TAILGATE FEST Will Feature Toby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, & More this September

The first annual TAILGATE FEST (Saturday, September 1st at the Forum in Los Angeles) is one good ole' fashioned tailgate party, with one HUGE twist - it is also a star-studded Country Music Festival that brings the stage right to your tailgate.That's right, no packing up the party to head inside, no need to stop that game of cornhole, no stuffing all your belongings into your pockets.

Fans will now be able to bring their own grills, coolers, games, and more to enjoy the show from their own tailgate as TAILGATE FEST brings the stage to the tailgaters!

To the untrained eye, the game-day/concert-going rituals of a tailgate appear to be little more than a wild party, a hedonistic excuse to drink beer and eat barbecue. Not at all. The tailgate party is among the most time-honored and revered American traditions, creating a sense of community and belonging. The stadium parking lot is where people of all backgrounds come together in a common ritual. Many people go to great lengths organizing and staging their parties, creating what are, in effect, miniature kitchens and living rooms. At TAILGATE FEST, the fans aren't attending something, they're building something. The tailgate itself BECOMES the "immersion experience" as fans are transported to those 'Americana' down-home summer memories of their favorite game day, BBQ cook offs, while dancing along to their favorite tunes. At TAILGATE FEST it's dancing to the LIVE tunes of superstars Toby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, David Nail, Jana Kramer and Parmalee (with more still to be announced).

Besides the Tailgate and Country Music outdoor-festival, the experience-goers will also be able to participate in several genre-curated activities including The Tailgate Cornhole World Championships where tailgate groups can compete against each other for prizes and the Jacked Up Truck Competition where the "Best in Show" truck of the day winner will take home a brand new geared-up truck. TAILGATE FEST will also feature the Two Step Honky Tonk for those wanting to show off their dancing skills and a Dunk Tank for those wanting to stretch out their pitching arms. Food trucks galore and beverages will also be available for purchase on site, but as with any good tailgate - you are encouraged to BYOB. Tickets are on-sale now at: LATailGateFest.com.


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