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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
In the Roanoke Valley, fans of Kenny Chesney and Aerosmith have to travel. Nine years have passed since Chesney last played here. It’s been 15 years since Aerosmith hit town.
Both acts will be close this week, for those making the trek to Fairlea, W.Va. They will be part of the 2013 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series, which coincides with the PGA tour’s The Greenbrier Classic, at nearby White Sulphur Springs.
The concert lineup has been pared down from years past, when a show happened most every night of the golf tournament.
Chesney is first up at the State Fair
of West Virginia Amphitheater, with an
8:30 p.m. Thursday start time. Fans might note a Roanoke Valley connection among his couple-dozen hits — the recent country top 10 number “Pirate Flag,” is co-written by Glenvar High School graduate Ross Copperman.
Aerosmith hasn’t had a hit to speak of in years, but with the band’s songs still in play on classic rock radio and lead singer Steven Tyler’s recent run as a judge on “American Idol,” the band is far from forgotten. Aerosmith plays the amphitheater on Saturday.
There is a catch — it will help if you enjoy watching golf. Only tournament badge holders can attend the shows. The cheapest badge, the weekly grounds badge, goes for $159.
For more information, visit: greenbriershopping.com/grclsh.html
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