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Strait headlines 2014 Bayou Country Superfest in farewell tour

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
George Strait

BATON ROUGE - Bayou Country Superfest announces that George Strait, the King of Country Music, will headline the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest as part of the final leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. 

And in celebration of the fifth edition of the Superfest, producers announced they have expanded the event to three days and nights, Friday, May 23 – Sunday, May 25, 2014.

The George Strait concert on Friday, May 23 will include another major country superstar still to be revealed.  Strait’s only announced festival appearance on the farewell tour will be at the Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge at LSU Tiger Stadium.

 George Strait has sold more than 70 million albums in the United States and his certifications from the RIAA include 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums. 

With a career that spans over 30 years, Strait has recorded 60 number one hits, more than any musician in any musical genre in history.

The complete music lineup and ticket information for the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest will be released on October 29.  Attracting fans from 46 states and multiple countries, the Superfest has cemented itself as the event for country music fans over Memorial Day Weekend.

“We are honored that George Strait has chosen the 5th Annual Bayou Country Superfest in LSU Tiger Stadium for his final performance in Louisiana and one of the last dates on his final tour,” said Quint Davis, producer/director of the festival.  “An event of such historic importance and excitement called for a special night of its own, thus expanding the Festival to three nights for the first time.”

Sponsors of the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest are: The State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism; The City of Baton Rouge; Visit Baton Rouge; Bud Light, The Official Beer Sponsor of Bayou Country Superfest; and L’Auberge Casino & Hotel of Baton Rouge.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact the Bayou Country Superfest Sponsorship Department at (504) 410-4100.