POSTED: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 5:52pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The official lineup for the 2012 Bayou Country Superfest was announced this morning, Tuesday, Oct. 12. Headliners for the show include Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans and many more.
The third annual country music weekend festival is set to happen over Memorial Day weekend, May 26 and 27 in Baton Rouge. The location will stay the same at Tiger Stadium, but the talent is even bigger and better this year.
“The stars have truly aligned for the third Bayou Country Superfest, confirming the event as one of the ‘must-see’ festivals in America,” Quint Davis, producer/director of the Festival, said. “The powerhouse combination of so many Country superstars, a massive Southern ‘let the good times roll’ audience, and the electrified nighttime atmosphere of LSU’s Tiger Stadium, make Baton Rouge the only place to be on Memorial Day Weekend.”
Saturday, May 26 features country music superstar Keith Urban, as he makes his grand return to the Bayou Country Superfest after appearing at the inaugural event in 2010.
Sunday, May 27 stars not just Rascal Flatts and their 13 #1 singles, but smoking-hot Jason Aldean as he proves why no other country artist has spent more time at #1 on the radio charts over the past year. Rascal Flatts has set more venue attendance records than any country act en route to ticket sales of six million and counting.
“Bayou Country Superfest continues to position Baton Rouge as a preferred destination for country music fans. There was actually an increase in out of area visitation in 2011 and with the strength of the musicians lineup we expect 2012 will prove likewise.” Paul Arrigo, CDME President & CEO, Visit Baton Rouge.
Bayou Country Superfest is a reserved-seating event, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early in order to get the best seats available. Special VIP upfront, stage-front, standing-room tickets in an area called the Golden Horseshoe will be available in very limited supply.
“LSU is proud to play a continuing role in the success of the Bayou Country Superfest…It is rapidly becoming one of the great music events in the world and there is no better place for a world-renowned event than Tiger Stadium,” said Joe Alleva, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics.
Reserved-seat tickets in two-day packages and reserved parking for Bayou Country Superfest go on sale Thursday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. CST through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000.
“Last year’s festival was a great time for visitors while adding value to Louisiana’s economy. Returning for its third year, this festival is poised to be an economic engine for Louisiana for years to come,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. “The 2012 Superfest will be the best one yet. It comes during Louisiana’s Bicentennial celebration and is a great way to celebrate Louisiana’s 200th birthday.”
Single-day tickets to the Bayou Country Superfest will go on sale in the coming weeks. The Baton Rouge River Center Box Office will also be open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for any ticketing or parking purchases.
“We have successfully turned Baton Rouge into a Memorial Day Weekend destination for country music fans across the country, bringing a tremendous boost to our local economy and a lot of fun for area residents,” Mayor-President Kip Holden, said. “Dust off your boots and get ready for another great time in Tiger Stadium with some of country music’s biggest stars, because this year’s festival promises to be the best so far.”
Baton Rouge area hotels are offering special Bayou Country Superfest hotel rates for the event. Visit www.bayoucountrysuperfest.com  for availability and rate information.
Bayou Country Superfest Daily Music Lineup
Saturday, May 26 Sunday, May 27
Keith Urban Rascal Flatts
Carrie Underwood Jason Aldean
Eric Church Dierks Bentley
Little Big Town Sara Evans
Jerrod Niemann Joe Nichols
Stadium Seats Ticket Prices
Tiger Plaza $50 & $65 (2-day ticket, $80 & $110)
Sidelines $85 (2-day ticket, $160)
Tiger Club $150 (2-day ticket, $300)
Field Level Seats Tiger Field $85 (2-day ticket, $170)
Tiger Field (Front Sides) $125 (2-day ticket, $250)
Tiger Field (Front Center) $175 (2-day ticket, $350)
VIP Golden Horseshoe $250 (2-day ticket, $500)
(stage-front, standing-room only)