CMA Awards 2018
Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly
Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event theClear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the same night at the 20,000-capacity Gaylord Entertainment Center has yet to top 6,000, sources tell Billboard Bulletin.
Tickets for the D.C. United We Stand What More Can I Give? concert, ranging from $25-$75, benefit the American Red Cross Liberty Relief Fund, the Salvation Army, and the Pentagon Relief Fund. As previously reported, the show will feature performances by Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child, Usher, Rod Stewart, the Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Train, P. Diddy, Goo Goo Dolls, James Brown, Al Green, Aerosmith, Huey Lewis & the News, and Carole King, as well as new additions Bette Midler, Pink, Faith Evans, and America. Janet Jackson will also appear at the event, albeit via a video montage created especially for the concert
The Nashville event, billed as the Country Freedom Concert and presented by CCE in conjunction with CMT, benefits the Salvation Army's Disaster Relief Fund. It boasts a lineup of George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, the Charlie Daniels Band, Vince Gill, George Jones, Lonestar, Lee Ann Womack, and Sara Evans. Tickets for the event, to be telecast live on CMT, range from $25-$1,000.
Meanwhile, CCE will produce the nearly sold-out Concert for New York City Saturday at Madison Square Garden, with Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Mick Jagger, the Who, Backstreet Boys, Destiny's Child, and others. Tickets for the show, which will air on VH1, range from $250-$10,000. At deadline, more than a thousand tickets, mostly priced at $5,000 and $2,000, were still available.