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Country Superstars Rock Salina

KSAL Staff - September 22, 2013 10:25 pm

photo by Yee Mar

photo by Yee Mar

It wasn’t the sound of thunder in Salina Sunday evening, but rather the thunderous roar of a large crowd.

Country superstars Florida Georgia Line took the stage in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd and did not disappoint. The duo, who already have three number one hits including the smash “Cruise”, has sky rocketed to the top of the country charts.

The Salina concert was part of Long McArthur’s “Live From the Lot” with Y 93.7 series, presented by Long McArthur Ford Lincoln and Salina Media Group radio station Y 93.7. The show was held outdoors, on the lot of the dealership on South 9th Street.

It was a free concert, but those attending had to have previously obtained a free ticket.

Florida Georgia Line is set to begin its first headline tour later this fall, and has been selling out shows in a matter of minutes. The Salina show was no exception. When 3,000 free tickets were made available back on September 4th, they sold out in three minutes. Prior to the show, a couple of thousand more tickets were distributed via contests and promotions.

Along with all of the free tickets, a limited number of VIP tickets were offered for sale. Fans wanting to meet the duo could purchase a VIP experience that included a meet and greet with Tyler and Brian along with a group photo, an autographed poster, VIP parking passes, and a VIP ticket. Those tickets sold out as well. All proceeds from the VIP ticket sales will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The duo proudly posed for photos with a $10,000 check prior to the show.

In an effort to keep it a free show, and a fun family event, special measures were enforced. Most notably, because of a lack of parking, fans were bussed to the concert from the Salina Central Mall. Some began lining up as early as 2:00 in the afternoon.

The fans were warmed up by Jamie Grooms and the Catfish Johnston Band. By the time Florida Georgia Line hit the stage, the crowd was ready. Fans crowded the stage, and sang and danced to hits including “Get Your Shine On”, “Round Here”, and “Cruise”.

Red Neck

September 23, 2013 at 7:36 am

Great show but a nightmare getting there and leaving at dark. Poor planning by the dealership.

Anita Mann

September 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

Free tickets were great. But yeah was a nightmare in and out….that and the “woo hoo” girls were seriously irritating…grow up chickies. 40yo’s trying to dress and act like 20yo…well you were just embarrassing yourselves lol

Jim Smith

September 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

Wow, am I sick of hearing all the complaining about this concert. It was free and what other business is bringing in a band of this magnitude or doing anything for you folks for free? I say heres to you Long McArthur great job and Thank You!

B C

September 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

wow, such appreciation. :(

Bob Dole

September 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Ya RED NECK and FUCHS MI would whine & cry about something even if they won the million dollar lottery. They be complaining about having to drive to Topeka to get their money….LOL!

Bob Dole

September 23, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I was there…working the concert.
But I didn’t see any “bises” What the hell is a “bis”?? Lol.

jenny washington

September 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Can i get a woohoo from all the 40 somethings roun here who had a hell of a good x last night!!! Woohooo

Hannah Reed

September 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm

i was so happy that i got to see you rock.you guys are so good of singers. My favorite song is Cruise and Get Your Shine On

A H

September 23, 2013 at 8:03 pm

country superstars ? yea right

Fuchs Mi

September 24, 2013 at 1:16 am

Probably going to be one hit wonders

Red Neck

September 24, 2013 at 8:18 am

Yes everyone Bob Dole was really working he was in charge of the Porta Potties

Fuchs Mi

September 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

Was that him doing all the cleaning up after people? Well at least he has a good public service job.

Bob Dole

September 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

No you are incorrect, I was in full dress doing crowd control. Jealousy will get you nowhere boys.

A H

September 24, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Full dress Huh? doing crowd control ? good one bobby

Bob Dole

September 24, 2013 at 9:46 pm

@ AH…sorry but that is above your pay grade to understand…..LMAO!

Fuchs Mi

September 24, 2013 at 11:22 pm

If you call black rubber gloves and waders full dress then so be it. Hope you got all the potties picked up and made sure you got them sparkling clean for the next event.

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