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The 2011 “Shed” concert season is shaping up at Steve Wildsmith

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The 2011 “Shed” concert season is shaping up

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Some big names are coming to Blount County when the 2011 concert sesaon kicks off in April at “The Shed” at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson (1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville), and that doesn’t even count “The Shed Sessions” winter series (James McMurtry, Fred Eaglesmith, Ray Wylie Hubbard) that we told you about a few weeks ago.

Over on the website for “The Shed,” venue organizers have shared some of the confirmed dates for the forthcoming concert season. They include:

  • April 3: Unknown Hinson
  • April 9: Big Gun (AC/DC tribute)
  • April 23: John Anderson (of “Swingin’” fame)
  • April 30: Todd Snider
  • May 27: Mustang Sally
  • April 28: Marty Stuart
  • June 11: Goose Creek Symphony
  • July 1: Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • July 2: The Outlaws
  • July 30: Blackberry Smoke
  • Aug. 20: Bo Bice
  • Sept. 3: Kentucky Headhunters

Individual ticket sales are still a ways off, obviously, but here’s a bargain for ya — you can go ahead and purchase a “‘Shed’ Series” pass for $175 that will get one person into all shows this season. Only 200 are available, and they’re on sale now — so be thinking about Christmas for the live music fan in your family. Given that the bigger names are usually $15, that pass is a bargain.

But even if you don’t want to go that route, here’s the beautiful thing about “The Shed” — when it comes to ticket prices, what you see is what you get. If it says $15, that’s the exact charge — no fees, no service charges, nada. You pay the amount the concert lists for. Ain’t that a refreshing thing?

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