Country Thunder fans, unite! Clean your boots, put on those blue jeans and get on over to the first Country Thunder Launch Fest on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Tempe Center for the Arts.
The lineup for the Country Thunder music festival, to be held April 2014 in Florence, will be revealed alongside exclusive video greetings from the stars on the CT roster.
Country music lovers will enjoy singer/songwriter Chris Janson (he wrote Tim MaGraw’s “Truck Yeah”), who will perform his hits “Better I Don’t” and “Cut Me Some Slack.”
The finalists of the KMLE Country Battle of the Bands will compete for a chance to perform at Country Thunder 2014.
There will be a “village” of food trucks — including Lobster Lady, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Tom’s BBQ and Luncha Libre — as well as beer and other beverages.
Country Thunder fans can also watch the Sun Devils take on the Wildcats in the Territorial Cup on the big screen.
Some lucky Launch Fest fans will win exclusive prizes, like Country Thunder campsites, tickets to KMLE’s Almost Acoustic Christmas featuring Florida Georgia Line, autographed guitars, and even a truck or $5,000.
If you go
What: KMLE Country Thunder Launch Fest
When: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30
Where: Tempe Center for the Arts outdoor amphitheatre, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, free with proof of an already-purchased Country Thunder ticket
• Nicole, a junior at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is an intern for the East Valley Tribune. Contact her at (480) 898-6514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.