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RedFest presented by Natty Light
coming to Circuit of The Americas™ Memorial Day Weekend 2014 
COTA and comedian Jeff Foxworthy partner on three-day celebration of the authentic outdoor lifestyle 

AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) – What could bring the hottest performers from country music and Southern rock Americana, hilarious comedians and iconic reality TV stars like the guys from “Duck Dynasty” to Austin, Texas, this Memorial Day weekend? That would be the quirkiest new festival to join Circuit of The Americas’ (COTA) roster of major entertainment events – RedFest presented by Natty Light. 

COTA executives and comedian and outdoor enthusiast Jeff Foxworthy today unveiled plans for RedFest presented by Natty Light, set for Friday, May 23, through Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Circuit of The Americas. Foxworthy, who is founder and grand marshal of the event, describes RedFest as a celebration of everything he loves to do outdoors.

 

 

“For years, I’ve wanted to organize a huge outdoor festival that combines all of my favorite things,” Foxworthy explained, “and RedFest will be an awesome mix of live music and dancing; great comedy; outdoor experiences like hunting, fishing and camping; all kinds of sports and competitions, and mouth-watering food for the entire family. You might think the ‘red’ in RedFest comes from all of my redneck jokes over the years, but this really is about celebrating the ‘red, white and blue’ and the all-American activities we associate with Memorial Day, including tributes to our U.S. Armed Forces and veterans. 

 

“To make RedFest really rock, we had to find the coolest place in America to serve as our host city, and right now Austin is the place to be. We’re throwing a Texas-sized party at Circuit of The Americas next Memorial Day weekend, showcasing everything you could possibly want to do outdoors with your favorite people in the world. Some of my best friends in the entertainment world are coming for RedFest, and you should be there, too!” 

The following artists and performers are already confirmed for the RedFest presented by Natty Light:

• Tim McGraw;
• Jeff Foxworthy;
• Florida Georgia Line;
• Larry The Cable Guy;
• Rodney Carrington;
• Big & Rich;
• Lynyrd Skynyrd;
• Kip Moore;
• Justin Moore;
• Easton Corbin;
• Colt Ford;
• Cassadee Pope;
• Love & Theft;
• Amber Carrington (finalist on NBC’s “The Voice”);
• Parmalee;
• Big Smo;
• Gangstagrass;
• Hellbound Glory;
• Sundy Best;
• Hot Buttered Rum;
• JJ Grey & MoFro;
• Special Appearance by Phil and Alan Robertson from “Duck Dynasty.”

On top of the live performances, RedFest presented by Natty Light will feature lots of fun and games, including:

• Ziplines;
• Mechanical bull rides;
• Street fair rides;
• Outdoor lifestyle competitions (duck calling, anyone?);
• An ol’ style saloon;
• A giant dance hall with Two-Step lessons;
• Retail and exhibit areas, featuring western wear, tractors, trucks, motorcycles, four-wheelers and hunting and fishing gear;
• Go-kart rides on the United States’ only Formula 1 racing circuit; and
• Many more fun activities that will surprise guests.

Additionally, RedFest presented by Natty Light will partner with the Texas-based Boot Campaign (www.bootcampaign.com) to raise money in support of U.S. servicemen and women. A portion of proceeds from RedFest will benefit the Boot Campaign. 

“RedFest is sure to become one of the most unique entertainment festivals on the calendar, and we’re hoping to attract tens of thousands of people to Central Texas to be part of the inaugural event,” said Paul Thornton who heads COTA’s events and entertainment division. “Circuit of The Americas is the perfect venue to host what can best be described as a music festival with a comedy caravan wrapped in a State Fair-sized celebration. We’re fortunate to have a great presenting sponsor in Anheuser-Busch’s Natural Light brand, better known as ‘Natty Lite,’ which is a perfect fit for RedFest. We hope fans and families from across the country will join us for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend when RedFest presented by Natty Light comes to COTA next spring!” 

REDFEST TICKETS ON SALE DEC. 13! 

Tickets for RedFest Austin go on sale Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. CT at www.redfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Three-day general admission passes are $99 per person, while three-day general admission passes for kids ages 3-12 are only $29 (infants and toddlers are admitted free with a ticketed adult). Three-day general admission passes include access to more than 20 artists and major comedy acts scheduled for each day of RedFest, plus a full slate of activities to keep the entire family entertained throughout the weekend. General admission passes do not include reserved seats in the Austin360 Amphitheater for the performances scheduled there. 

RESERVED SEATS AVAILABLE 

For those guests seeking a premium experience, reserved seats for performances in the Austin360 Amphitheater are available. Early-bird prices for three-day reserved seats are $199-$225 per person and provide all of the same benefits of a general admission pass, plus a reserved seat for the amphitheater shows and the same complement of festival fare all weekend long.

(Note: Regular prices for reserved seats range from $225 to $250 per person once the early-bird discount expires. Discounts on reserved seating tickets are not available for children.)

CAMPERS WELCOME! 

On-site camping (RV with hook-ups or dry camping) is also available and ranges in price from $150 to $450 per space for a three-day pass. For additional information on pricing for RedFest tickets and on-site camping, visit www.redfest.com

You can join the RedFest Austin 2014 conversation now online through any of these official RedFest communication channels:

• Official Website: www.redfest.com
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedFestUSA
• Twitter: @RedFestUSA
• Official Hashtag: #redfest