Live Nation Announces Country Megaticket for 2019

Dierks Bentley
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Dierks Bentley performs onstage during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas.

Fans can now purchase reserved lawn packages.

Live Nation has announced the return of its Country Megaticket. The annual offer allows fans across the U.S. to see some of today’s biggest country acts at their local amphitheater with one pass.

This year’s lineup of eligible artists includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett and Chris Young.

“It is essentially a country music season ticket for the fan. They don’t have to sit there and worry about which Friday an act is going on sale,” president of Live Nation Country Brian O’Connell tells Billboard.

Introduced to country fans by O’Connell since the late 1990s, the Country Megaticket allows fans to pick seats in a specific area of their local amphitheater and use their pass to get into any of the announced country acts coming through their venue.

With over 30 participating amphitheaters, fans can see some of the most popular country acts from the front row or the lawn depending on their package choice. For the first time this year, fans can also choose reserved lawn seats for their megaticket.

“We give them the opportunity to sit where ever they want. There are packages available right down front where you get the same seats every show,” says O’Connell. “Country fans are fiercely loyal. They want to go to as many shows, especially outdoor ones, as they can. It only made sense to me to give them the opportunity to go in one fell swoop.”

Depending on their local amphitheater, fans can see between four to eight shows with each pass. Each show also features support from emerging country artists who have already begun to make names for themselves.

Jason Aldean’s tour is supported by Kane Brown, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver, while Thomas Rhett is bringing Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Atkins on the road.

“It is tribal. Country music is all about community. The artists all band together,” says O’Connell. “A country music fan gets an incredible opportunity to see roughly three acts per show. It is a lot of music.”

The Live Nation Country Megaticket goes on sale Jan. 25 at 10am local time in select cities. Additional participating venues and their respective lineups will be announced in the coming weeks.