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    Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:29:39

    RedFest Set for Memorial Day Weekend - It's country music fun!

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    It's time to start planning ahead for Memorial Day! We know, it's December, but it's never too early.

    What could bring the hottest performers from country music and Southern rock Americana and hilarious comedians to Austin, Texas, this Memorial Day weekend? That would be the quirkiest new festival out there -- RedFest presented by Natty Light.

    COTA executives and comedian and outdoor enthusiast Jeff Foxworthy unveiled plans for RedFest presented by Natty Light, set for Friday, May 23, through Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Circuit of the Americas. Foxworthy, who is founder and grand marshal of the event, describes RedFest as a celebration of everything he loves to do outdoors.

    "For years, I've wanted to organize a huge outdoor festival that combines all of my favorite things," Foxworthy explained. "And RedFest will be an awesome mix of live music and dancing; great comedy; outdoor experiences like hunting, fishing and camping; all kinds of sports and competitions, and mouth-watering food for the entire family. You might think the 'red' in RedFest comes from all of my redneck jokes over the years, but this really is about celebrating the 'red, white and blue' and the all-American activities we associate with Memorial Day, including tributes to our U.S. Armed Forces and veterans.

    He continued, "To make RedFest really rock, we had to find the coolest place in America to serve as our host city, and right now Austin is the place to be. We're throwing a Texas-sized party at Circuit of the Americas next Memorial Day weekend, showcasing everything you could possibly want to do outdoors with your favorite people in the world. Some of my best friends in the entertainment world are coming for RedFest, and you should be there, too!"

    The following artists and performers are already confirmed for the RedFest presented by Natty Light:

    Tim McGraw
    • Jeff Foxworthy
    Florida Georgia Line
    Larry the Cable Guy
    Rodney Carrington
    Big & Rich
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Kip Moore
    Justin Moore
    Easton Corbin
    Colt Ford
    Cassadee Pope
    Love and Theft
    Amber Carrington (finalist on NBC's The Voice)
    Parmalee
    Big Smo
    Gangstagrass
    Hellbound Glory
    • Sundy Best
    Hot Buttered Rum
    JJ Grey & Mofro
    • Special Appearance by Phil and Alan Robertson from Duck Dynasty

    Other fun and games:

    • Ziplines
    • Mechanical bull rides
    • Street fair rides
    • Outdoor lifestyle competitions (duck calling, anyone?)
    • An ol' style saloon
    • A giant dance hall with Two-Step lessons
    • Retail and exhibit areas, featuring western wear, tractors, trucks, motorcycles, four-wheelers and hunting and fishing gear
    • Go-kart rides on the United States' only Formula 1 racing circuit
    • Many more fun activities that will surprise guests

    Anyone plan to attend RedFest? Visit RedFest.com for tickets and more info.

    —Maggie Pannacione
    12.26.13



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