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Travis Tritt, Marshall Tucker Band part of 2017 Classic Country Concert Series at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

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As part of the 2017 Classic Country Concert Series, the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and 98.1 WBRF Classic Country will host country music star Travis Tritt and his full band at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in the Annex Theatre. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m. The Marshall Tucker Band, or what’s left of it, is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. on June 16, 2017.  Tickets start at $20 for both shows and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.comParking will be $6 in Coliseum Lots.

According to the website, the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and Annex continue to keep community entertainment a priority moving into 2017.  The Annex has also recently completed minor renovations as part of its aesthetic improvement process, fresh paint and a new lobby flooring are noticeable changes along with a new roof coating and other operational improvements.

More than 25 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Grammy award-winning artist continues to sell-out shows, top sales charts and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. On the heels of sold-out shows throughout his solo acoustic tour and amid a heavy tour schedule that takes Tritt and his band across the country to play for packed out crowds, the Southern-rock influenced Country artist topped the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for 50 consecutive weeks.

A Marietta, Ga. native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s.  Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” His 25 year career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts. On Nov. 18, Tritt is set to release a special live 2-disc CD and DVD, titled, “A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre.”




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