The Big E reveals first set of concerts

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The Big E, “New England’s Great State fair”, has revealed the first set of musical performers that will perform at the West Springfield venue in September. Country favorites Billy Currington, Alan Jackson and Rodney Atkins will all perform, as will rising pop-rockers Hot Chelle Rae.

Currington will hit The Big E on Friday, September 28. The Georgia native’s last studio release was 2010’s Enjoy Yourself features hit singles “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”, “Let Me Down Easy”, “Love Done Gone” and “Like My Dog”. Joining him will be special guest David Nail, who will be backing his sophomore release The Sound of a Million Dreams. Tickets for the show are available through Ticketmaster for $29 and $39.

Jackson will make his way to West Springfield on Sunday, September 30. The country legend has topped the country singles charts 35 times and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He’s a 16-time award winner at both the CMA and ACM Awards (a tally that includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors), as well as a two-time Grammy Award winner. In April, he released a new 2-disc greatest hits compilation called The Essential Alan Jackson. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $39 to $59, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

As part of their entertainment plans, The Big E will host several free performances at the Comcast Arena Stage, which has a capacity of approximately 6,000. Continuing their tour in support of 2011’s Whatever, Hot Chelle Rae will perform on Friday, September 21. Atkins will promote his latest album, Take a Back Road, with his performance at The Big E on Sunday, September 23. The Big E is offering a limited amount of premium reserved seating to each show for $25 via Ticketmaster. Seats in the rest of the venue will be available for free on a first-come, first served basis.

All shows are scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. Big E admission, which is priced available for $12 in advance or $15 at the gate for adults, is included when concert tickets are purchased before show date.

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