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Remembering George Jones Tribute Concert Feat. Tony Jackson

It's time to pay tribute to our Country Original . . Mr. GEORGE JONES!  Join us for a night of unforgettable hit music and artistry Featuring Tony Jackson and James Carothers at The George Jones Rooftop bar sponsored by Nash FM! Jackson is geared up to do a "Grand Tour" of Possum favorites that is sure to fill the bill of our hero and legend George Jones.  Jackson has an interesting history.   It was while in the Marines that he first started paying serious attention to country music.      “My mother listened only to gospel,” he says.  “My dad was into jazz, hip hop, R&B, new jack swing—stuff like that.  But Armed Forces Radio played everything.  When I was living in Spain—when I was 10 to 13—Randy Travis came over there on a USO tour.  Some friends and I were out there early when they were setting up the stage, and we actually got to talk to him before we realized he was the guy who’d be performing later.  He was really cool to us. In the Marine Corps, when my friends and I played music for each other, we were all homesick.   So when you’d listen to these country songs that talked about family and home and heartbreak, it would really grab you.”   A song that particularly appealed to Jackson was George Jones’ heartbreaking 1974 hit, “The Grand Tour.”  When Jones died, Jackson and some friends went into a Richmond studio and recorded it.  In the process, they also made a performance video that eventually wound up on YouTube.  By sheer accident, singer Donna Dean Stevens saw the video and instantly decided Jackson should do “The Grand Tour” on the Old Dominion Barn Dance, which she had just resurrected.  After she witnessed Jackson’s standing ovation—an honor that hadn’t yet been accorded to any of the show’s headliners—she offered to co-manage and co-produce him with noted talent manager Jim Della Croce. A commanding performer in her own right, Dean Stevens recorded for Mercury Records in Nashville as Donna Meade. She is also the widow of Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean and a zealous guardian of his vast musical legacy. We are very excited to present this rooftop concert to you - and feel the Possum himself will be a "Show" for this one! FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? This is a 21+ event only. Guests must present a valid U.S. Driver's License or U.S. Passport to enter. Thank you! How early should I arrive?  Doors open for the event at 7pm.  Show starts around 7:30pm.  It is a standing room only show.  Guests can line up as early as they like to get a good spot. It is a rooftop concert - is the roof covered?  No.  Very minimally.  This show is RAIN OR SHINE. Are there in and out privlidges? Once you have entered the building with your ticket, you will be issued a wrist band if you decide to leave.  You must present your ticket, and wristband and ID (either Passport or valid Driver's License for reentry - NO EXCEPTIONS).   If the venue needs to hold the line at any time for safely reasons you may be denied re-entry! Do we need to reserve specific seats? There are no reserved seats.  Standing (Dancing) room only! Is food available on this floor? Food is not available on the roof during the concert.  Reservations and walk ups welcome on our main floor in the smokehouse restaurant.  For reservations click HERE. ***************************************************** Disclaimers: No refunds or exchanges - rain or shine; all tickets/packages are non-refundable. The main floor, VIP area and rooftop  are ages 21+. Guests must present a valid U.S. Driver's License or U.S. Passport to enter main floor, rooftop and VIP areas. This is a 21+ Event.

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