KSU to host inaugural two-day Shaky Boots Festival

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Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Jason…

Georgia (Jan 8, 2015)Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell and more to perform 

Jan. 8, 2015 (Kennesaw, GA)-– Shaky Boots Festival will take over the backyard of Kennesaw State University on May 16-17. The 88-acre KSU Sports and Entertainment Park, located just one mile from the main campus, will be the host location of the first ever, top-tier artist, multi-day, multi-stage country music event ever held in Georgia. A full list of confirmed artists can be found below.

“Country music has such a rich history in the South,” says Shaky Boots co-founder Tim Sweetwood, "and I was surprised that Georgia doesn’t have a first-class festival dedicated to the genre. Music is my absolute passion, and with the overwhelmingly positive response to Shaky Knees in three short years, it just felt like the right time to launch Shaky Boots.”

Two-day weekend passes go on sale Thursday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. EST. Passes start at $169, plus fees. VIP passes starting at $499, plus fees, are also available. VIP passes include access to exclusive lounges and viewing areas; catered lunches and dinners; complimentary beer; and access to private restrooms and cash liquor bars. Fans can purchase passes at the Fifth Third Bank Stadium Box office or online at www.ticketalternative.com.

“The producers of the festival are proud to announce this hard-hitting country music line-up and we are thrilled to welcome country music fans from around the country to beautiful Kennesaw State,” said Marty Elliott, executive director of the KSU Sports and Entertainment Park.  

The KSU Sports and Entertainment Park is also the site of the annual Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival, which will return Oct.  23-24, as well as home to Kennesaw State Owl’s Football, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Soccer Teams. For more information about events happening at the park, please visit wherekennesawplays.com or call the box office at 470-578-4849.

Shaky Boots 2015 lineup includes, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show ,Sara Evans, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson, Kristian Bush, The Devil Makes Three, Brothers Osborne, Cracker, The Cadillac Three, The Whiskey Gentry, Drake White, Amanda Shires, Claire Dunn, The Railers, Brooke Eden, Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band and more.

For more information on Shaky Boots and to purchase tickets visit, www.wherekennesawplays.com.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu