CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY-winning music superstar Tim McGraw will perform live at the 2016 Belk Bowl FanFest concert being held this year at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday, Dec. 29. The concert will precede the match-up of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium.
The "Humble and Kind" singer is a three-time GRAMMY Awards winner with more than 56 million records sold worldwide and 41 No. 1 singles to his name. The talented singer, songwriter and actor has racked up a list of impressive career credits including, among many honors, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, and big-screen appearances in films like "The Blind Side," "Friday Night Lights" and "The Kingdom."
"We couldn't think of anyone better than a dynamic music icon like Tim McGraw to help celebrate the Belk Bowl's 15th anniversary with fans," said Lisa Harper, CEO of Belk. "Tim brings incredible energy and Southern charm to his performances, and Belk can't wait to share this memorable experience with ACC and SEC fans and visitors to Charlotte."
The Belk Bowl FanFest is the Bowl's marquee pregame celebration. In addition to the concert, fans also will enjoy live entertainment, interactive displays and a number of food and beverage options in uptown Charlotte at Mint Street and Romare Bearden Park. FanFest festivities begin at 11 a.m. with McGraw's performance inside BB&T Ballpark scheduled for 2 p.m.
Important Ticket Information
Individual tickets for the 2016 Belk Bowl are on sale now through TicketMaster and at participating schools.
Fans MUSTpurchase a Belk Bowl game ticket or Super Fan Package to be eligible to attend the concert at BB&T Ballpark.
Concert vouchers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be given out only to the first 10,000 fans that show their official Belk Bowl game tickets at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office during two redemption days. Please note there are limited quantities of concert vouchers available each day.
Wednesday, Dec. 28 – 2 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 29 – 8 - 11 a.m.
"We are very pleased to host the annual Belk Bowl concert at BB&T Ballpark this year," stated Dan Rajkowski, the Charlotte Knights' chief operating officer. "Belk has been a long-standing partner, and we couldn't be more pleased to bring this great event to our ballpark."
The Belk Bowl's new, redesigned website (www.BelkBowl.com) is a destination for fans to get official information about the game and surrounding events.
College football's only bowl game to call the Carolinas home, the Belk Bowl has long-term partnerships in place with Belk, ESPN, the ACC and SEC, all through 2019. Belk has been the title sponsor of the Belk Bowl since 2011, working to help increase the Bowl's visibility both regionally and nationally.
"As Belk's partner, we're thrilled to be able to work with a company that has such a deep connection to the Carolinas and Southern hospitality," said Will Webb, Belk Bowl Executive Director. "Together, we look forward to providing fans with a great experience to celebrate our 15th anniversary milestone."
About Belk, Inc. Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is the home of Modern. Southern. Style. with 293 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Belk is a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. Belk and www.belk.com offer a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home.
Belk offers many ways to connect via digital and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google Plus, and provides exclusive offers, fashion updates, sales notifications and coupons via email or mobile phone text messages. Customers can also download the latest Belk mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or Android.
About The Charlotte Sports Foundation The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) is a 501(c)(3) organization created to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that enhance the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF provides unique events and business opportunities around professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events, highlighted by the annual Belk Bowl and Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship, as well as, the Belk College Kickoff Games. These efforts are intended to create a positive economic impact in the region as well as to enhance the quality of life. The organization's board of directors is comprised of regional business, industry and civic leaders who have a track record of bringing sports and economic development to the Charlotte area.