Bayou Country Superfest to bring Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn and more to New Orleans

GRAIN VALLEY, MO - JULY 27:  Recording artist Blake Shelton surprised Smithworks fans with a pop-up performance at Whiskey Tango on July 27, 2016 in Grain Valley, Missouri.  (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Pernod Ricard)

GRAIN VALLEY, MO - JULY 27: Recording artist Blake Shelton surprised Smithworks fans with a pop-up performance at Whiskey Tango on July 27, 2016 in Grain Valley, Missouri. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Pernod Ricard)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, and Hank Williams Jr. are among the country music superstars headed to the Bayou Country Superfest on Memorial Day weekend.

The festival, which moves to New Orleans for the first time in 2017, will kick off with a free show in Champions Square on Friday, May 26, before the main event gets underway inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on May 27 and May 28.

“We are bringing a Super Superfest to the Superdome!” Bayou Country Superfest producer/director Quint Davis said. “It is an over-the-top gathering of talent with the full range of iconic giants of country music. Blake Shelton. Miranda Lambert. Brooks & Dunn. Rascal Flatts. Thomas Rhett. And Hank Williams, Jr. will have all his rowdy friends over. In air-conditioned comfort, with no possibility of rain, the Bayou Country Superfest party will rock harder than ever. The best reserved seats will go fast, so get on board now, the Superfest is coming to the Superdome, bigger and badder than ever!”

“I’m excited to be a part of the unveiling of such a great lineup for this year’s Bayou Country Superfest!” Lt. Governor Bill Nungesser said. “The Dome will be rocking and New Orleans and the State of Louisiana are ready to welcome the thousands of visitors coming to see these stars put on a spectacular show! Our entire team worked hard to keep this event in Louisiana and our tourism industry partners will benefit from the impact of the 2017 Bayou Country Superfest.”

“New Orleans is thrilled to welcome the 8th annual Bayou Country Superfest and the biggest names in country music to our city,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. “This event adds yet another thread in the festival and music-filled fabric that New Orleans is so well-known for. We pride ourselves on our ability to host a wide range of large-scale events and look forward to inviting country music fans to our great city.”

Saturday and Sunday two-day packages for the Superfest concerts in the Superdome go on sale Thursday, December 8, at 10:00 a.m. on BayouCountrySuperfest.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Smoothie King Center Box Office, or by calling (800)745-3000. Special stage-front, standing-room tickets in an area called the Golden Horseshoe will be available for each day of the festival. Exclusive travel packages are available at many price levels.

New for 2017, VIP packages include tickets to both days of the Superdome concerts with exclusive access into the VIP Saloon, a parking permit, a luxurious club located steps away from the stadium floor, featuring a host of benefits including a complimentary buffet dinner; a top-shelf cash bar; massages; charging stations; and more—all in a private, relaxing atmosphere.

Visit BayouCountrySuperfest.com for details.