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Country star Travis Tritt to headline June 25 show at Louisville's Iroquois Amphitheater

Wednesday June 2, 2010

The sounds of country music and southern rock will echo from the Iroquois Amphitheater on Friday, June 25, as headliner Travis Tritt will be joined by Blackberry Smoke for an 8 p.m. concert in the historic venue, located off New Cut Road within Iroquois Park.

Tickets for the show are currently on sale for $35 and can be found at the amphitheater’s web site, www.iroquoisamphitheater.com. All seats are general admission, and gates open at 7 p.m. No coolers or outside beverages are allowed inside of the Amphitheater, although a full range of concessions, including alcoholic beverages, will be for sale.

"This year, we've really stepped up our efforts to draw a wider variety of performances to the Iroquois Amphitheater. We're really excited to have Travis Tritt as part of our 2010 season,” said Erika Nelson, manager of the Iroquois Amphitheater.

Tritt has been one of the most popular country music acts of the last two decades, and has charted 30 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts, including five number one hits. His albums Country Club and T-R-O-U-B-L-E have each reached platinum status with sales of more than 1 million copies apiece.

His best-known singles include “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares),” “Country Club,” “Anymore,” “The Whiskey Ain’t Working,” and “Best of Intentions.” He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, has won three CMT awards, two Grammys, and has dueted with everyone from Ray Charles to John Mellencamp. Tritt is also an actor who has appeared in such films as The Cowboy Way, Sgt. Bilko and Blues Brothers 2000.

Blackberry Smoke is an Atlanta-based band that has performed together for the past decade, and is now starting to gain wide notice. Their latest album, Little Piece of Dixie, includes singles found on the soundtrack for EA Sports NASCAR 2008 and the Kevin Costner comedy Swing Vote.

About the Iroquois Amphitheater
The Iroquois Amphitheater, located in Iroquois Park, is a state-of-the-art, handicapped-accessible theater with seating for 2,402 that stages a variety of performing arts and cultural programs. The Iroquois Amphitheater is the official amphitheater for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information on the Iroquois Amphitheater schedule of events for 2010, visit www.iroquoisamphitheater.com.