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George Strait to headline Bayou Country Superfest on farewell tour

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Bayou Country Superfest celebrates 5th anniversary with three day event.

Bayou Country Superfest announced today that George Strait, the King of Country Music, will headline the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest as part of the final leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.  In celebration of the 5th edition of the much-beloved Superfest, Producers announced that they have expanded the event to three big days and nights, Friday, May 23 - Sunday, May 25, 2014, instead of the traditional Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.

The George Strait concert on Friday, May 23 will include another major country superstar still to be revealed.  Strait's only announced festival appearance on the farewell tour will be at the Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge at LSU Tiger Stadium. 

"We are honored that George Strait, the King of Country Music, has chosen the 5th Annual Bayou Country Superfest, in LSU Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, for his final performance in Louisiana; and one of the last dates on his final tour," said Quint Davis, producer/director of the Festival.  "An event of such historic importance and excitement called for a special night of its own, thus expanding the Festival to three nights for the first time."

The complete music lineup and ticket information for the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest will be released on October 29.  Attracting fans from 46 states and multiple countries, the Superfest has cemented itself as the event for country music fans over Memorial Day Weekend.   

"The only thing better than two days of Bayou Country Superfest is three days of Bayou Country Superfest.  Having Baton Rouge selected as a stop on George Strait's farewell tour is recognition that Tiger Stadium has become one of the premier venues for country music giants," said Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.

Sponsors of the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest include: The State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, The City of Baton Rouge, Visit Baton Rouge, Bud Light, The Official Beer Sponsor of Bayou Country Superfest, and L'Auberge Casino & Hotel of Baton Rouge. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact the Bayou Country Superfest Sponsorship Department at (504) 410-4100.

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