Thankful Enough?


Come November, we all think about what we’re thankful for and we spend 30 days detailing our thankfulness and appreciation for those around us. Often times, we forget to be thankful throughout the rest of the year. There are days when I’m overly thankful and days that I plain forget. There are days that I’ll send handwritten thank you cards and then the weeks that I have a list of thank you cards I’d like to send, but they sit on my desk and I never get around to it. (Sorry!)

There are so many things that I’m thankful for and I know if I start to list them, I’ll never be able to list them all or I’ll forget something or someone. I’m thankful for the opportunities that I’m allowed and we all need to be grateful more often. I’ve been thankful for a lot lately for opportunities and experiences. I’d love to make it an occurrence throughout the year. My list of things I’m thankful for might not be your mushy-gushy normal list of things like the food I have on the table in front of me, being able to afford a reliable car or being able to go shopping for new clothes, but these are the things that are currently on my mind and impact my quality of life.

1. Music. Concerts. Festivals. Music. I recently read an article about why people go to concerts and why they will go see their favorite artists over and over again and it’s about the escape. While you’re watching and listening to that artist on stage, you are in an experience that makes you forget about everything else besides being in the moment. That’s what music does to me. It’s a platform of where I’m the most comfortable. Whether that be working an event, festival or venue or enjoying the music as an attendee. They all provide the same escape.

2. Animals. My pups, my cat, yes, even our salt water fish tank. No matter the time, my dogs can always cheer me up because they just want love and affection. A full-blood shih tzu, Tebow, and a pound puppy (lhaso apso/terrier mix), Sierra, have been part of our family for more than eight years.

3. Friends. that make me laugh. To those that I can (let’s be real) mainly text to make me laugh with short little smart comments, photos or all of the above, thanks. To those who I can spend an evening or afternoon with partaking in adventures, concerts, bonfires, fishing, beach trips, dinner and lunch or coffee dates, or sitting at home catching up on our favorite TV shows with a glass of wine, thank you. It means the world to me!

4. The Hubs. For the guy that has to deal with all of my crazy antics, my quirks, my obsessions, my slight ADD and OCD, my travel bug, and constantly on the go lifestyle – thanks for always being there to back me up.

5. Nashville. My home away from home. To my friends that let me crash at their homes and welcome me with open arms, to the city that gracefully adopts me every time I’m there and to those that had the guts to leave town and actually move there – thank you! Everything about Nashville from Broadway to Midtown to the Gulch – to Hattie B’s and Loveless Cafe to Goo Goo Clusters and Yazoo…..I love you Nashville, I always will.

6. Pensacola. My home, home. To the city that frustrates us daily and still remains beautiful. Our beaches are hard to leave, our community hosts a conglomeration of quirky creatives and we constantly are fighting together to make our city a better place to live for everyone. I love you, Pensacola.

7. My Business. I’m thankful for the opportunity to work for myself, serve businesses and organizations to fit their current needs. To be able to have the time to do what I want and work the hours that best suit me, I’m thankful for that for my sanity and lifestyle.

So what are you thankful for this time of year? Is it your office mate, your boss, a store, a community, your family? Let’s hear it.

Explore Pensacola!

Pensacola is America’s First Settlement, established on Santa Rosa Island by Spanish conquistador Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano in 1559. Through a contest and marketing campaign hosted by Visit Pensacola, the hubs and I became tourists in our own city for a few weeks. The Visit Pensacola Passport campaign was designed to give tourists or locals places to visit and they chose some amazing places and views to #ExplorePcola. It took us at few days to really enjoy our adventures around the Pensacola area and also gave us ideas for more places that we want to visit. I believe these Passports are still available at the Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Visitor Information Centers. I’ve included our adventures below but you can find other adventures with the #ExplorePcola hashtag on Twitter and Instagram. Find my adventures at @SparkplugWhit.

Pensacola Beach

1. Cannon at Fort Pickens

This day was fun because we decided to take go to Fort Pickens by boat. We launched on the west side of town and trotted across Pensacola Bay and anchored out at Fort Pickens. The water by the Pensacola pass and the fort has been this beautiful teal/aqua green lately. The goal was to grab a photo with a cannon at the fort. There are definitely a few to choose from, so we took our time wandered around and grabbed some photos. The hubs is former military, so it was great to hear from him some of the historical facts that he knew. What an awesome little place Pensacola has to have a fort still in the condition that it is today.



2. Pensacola Beach EcoTrail Sign

This might not be new to Pensacola, but it was new to us! Pensacola Beach has an EcoTrail. According to their Footprints in the Sand website, “On the trail, you’ll learn about local plant and animal life including dolphins, turtles, sharks, birds, flowers, and fish. Informative, educational signs have been posted at key locations across the beach, each one exploring a different ecological topic. You’ll learn the secrets of Pensacola Beach’s white sand, discover the dangerous journeys of sea turtles, identify mysterious seashells, and so much more.” There are maps available at the Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center or online.

3. Iconic Pensacola Beach Ball

I’ve lived here my entire life and I don’t think I’ve ever taken the touristy Pensacola Beach Ball photo before. It’s the best place to tell people where you are located according to the beach ball. “South of the beach ball on the beach, to the right of the beach ball by the pier, etc.” So the hubs and I had a blast taking these photos! I even got to “hold” it!


4. Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

The Pensacola Lighthouse is located on Naval Air Station Pensacola. We see it all of the time while out on the water on the boat and I learned that the hubs even uses it as a guide to bring us into Pensacola Bay. So we stopped by and wanted to go on a tour. I was really excited because I don’t think I’ve ever done the tour before and we walked inside to buy our tickets. Here’s my warning to locals: you must have shoes on. I don’t mean that you’re walking around barefoot, but naturally as a Flordian, natural casual shoes are go-to flip flops. This won’t fly at the Pensacola Lighthouse. In order to walk up the spiral staircase you must have on shoes……the hubs and I both had on flip flops and were turned away. Womp Womp. We will be back with our Sperry’s on next time. We snapped a few photos in front of the light house and around the side but I can’t wait to take this adventure and fulfill it the next time.

5. Favorite Seafood Restaurant in the Pensacola Bay Area

There are plenty of fantastic seafood restaurants in the Pensacola Bay area. There are also restaurants that aren’t specific to seafood that serve some of the most outstanding dishes as well. We kind of chose two separate restaurants for our favorite seafood. We live close to the water and close to downtown Pensacola, so we like to enjoy a view with our meals. One pick was The Oar House for one of our favorite restaurants because of the atmosphere. It’s just a few miles from our house and we can also get there by boat easily. It’s very close to our boat launch and encourages boaters to stop in for a bite to eat. My favorite dish is the Baja Tacos with Mahi Mahi, “two soft tacos served with homemade baja sauce, coleslaw, salsa, and homemade black eyed peas.”

The second place we chose is actually a steakhouse but has a mouth watering menu. There is nothing that you will be disappointed with on the menu at Jackson’s Steakhouse. We went to Jackson’s before the annual Coronation Ball for Fiesta of Five Flags. I ordered the Seared Sea Scallops “BLT Slow-roasted Benton’s bacon (Madisonville, Tenn.) toast points, roasted Florida cherry tomatoes, arugula, basil and parsley sauce and “Ed’s Red” Aioli.”


6. Blue Angel Jet at the National Naval Aviation Museum

Growing up in Pensacola, there are plenty of field trips to the National Naval Aviation Museum. When friends from out of town ask for recommendations, I always suggest the museum, but it’s been a few years since we’ve been with out of town guests. There are always so many things to see that it’s a new experience every time. I love that there is an IMAX theater, currently showing three different shows. The museum showcases the beautiful Blue Angels and you can even watch their practices!

7. Helicopter at Veteran’s Memorial Park

It so happened that we were both off on Memorial Day so the hubs and I did some sightseeing and visiting on the holiday. One of the places we stopped was the Veteran’s Memorial Park where there are many different memorials to see including a smaller replica of the Wall South in Washington, D.C. We took part of our day to visit the memorial, walk around and think about those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.

8. Tivoli High House Porch

We love living close to downtown and walking the streets of historic Pensacola. The Tivoli High House is in the middle of historic Pensacola and is a replica of the original building built in 1805. Calle de Tivoli is an early name for Zaragoza Street. As part of a complex, the buildings might have been used for billiards and gambling!

9. Andrew Jackson’s bust in Ferdinand Plaza

As a city with history, there is plenty to learn as Pensacola has seen five flags fly over our city. There is a bust of Andrew Jackson in one of our parks, Ferdinand Plaza. Local historian John Appleyard explains in the Pensacola News Journal article Andrew Jackson’s connection to Pensacola, here.

10. Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s sign at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

We love the Blue Wahoos. They are a Double-A affiliate team of the Cincinnati Reds based in downtown Pensacola. The stadium and team have won many awards including Best Ballpark and Organization. If you’re in town during baseball season, it’s an event not to miss with a ballpark on the water, the friendliest staff and just a great family time!

11. Restaurant in Belmont-Devilliers Neighborhood

Love this place and it’s the best burger I’ve had. I keep going back over the years and even was able to introduce my hubs and friends to Blue Dot in the Belmont-Devilliers in downtown Pensacola. Blue Dot is a unique and somewhat overlooked place. It’s in a painted blue brick building and there is finally a sign out front. Here’s the inside scoop: There is only one person behind the counter, but don’t worry, he goes fast and remembers your order perfectly. The hamburger comes with onions and tomatoes. I ask for no onions sometimes, but even if I don’t they make the burger worth it. Classic old school, it’s delivered in a brown paper bag, just like you want your neighborhood shop to be!

Where else can you get 70 cent sodas? Things to remember: Don’t ask for cheese on that burger or fries. It’s okay, you don’t need them to make this burger fantastic. Don’t get there too late, when they run out, they are out and close up shop. Cash only.

Perdido Key

12. Rosamond Johnson Plaque at Johnson Beach

A few weeks ago some friends and I were headed to Pensacola Beach on a Saturday afternoon. Our trip was stalled short because we got stuck in traffic before we made it onto the bridge to get to the beach. After a good 20 minutes of not moving, we decided to turn around a head to Johnson Beach on Perdido Key. It was a fantastic idea because the beach is in a national park. The white sandy beaches are in pristine condition and it’s a great place to relax and get away from the busyness of Pensacola Beach. You’ll need a park pass to get to the beach but you can grab a 3-day or annual pass.


13. Top of Big Lagoon Tower

Visiting the Big Lagoon State Park took my breath away and I LIVE HERE! I remembering visiting Big Lagoon as a kid, a few years back the hubs family rented a pavilion for a family reunion, my friend had a wedding at the park, but I haven’t visited as an adult to just enjoy the view. We went to the top of the Big Lagoon Tower and watched boats go by, enjoyed the natural beauty of the water and wetlands, and even saw a red fish in the water below. How can you not love this view?

While we were leaving the park, the hubs stops the car and starts backing up and mumbling about a turtle. I had no idea what he was doing until we were next to it. This beautiful and massive gopher turtle was on the side of the road headed onto the pavement. I jumped out to take some photos, being extra careful not to touch or interrupt but it started following me! I made sure he made it safely to the other side of the street while another car stopped to show their young son. Nature in its finest.

14. Pirate Ship Fish Tank at Perdido Key Visitor Center

Have you ever watched the show Tanked? Design geniuses and brothers-in-law, Wayde King and Brett Raymer are the hosts of the show and design over the top fish tanks for celebrities and companies. They designed a saltwater pirate ship fish tank located at the Perdido Key Visitors Center.


We completed the challenge and guess what?!?! We WON the Passport Staycation Contest!!

The hubs and I now get to continue to enjoy fun adventures around Pensacola including a stay on the beach, visiting the Pensacola Museum of Art, Historic Pensacola Village, Segway Tours, dinner around town, Fast Eddie’s Fun Center, bowling at DeLuna Lanes and a the M.E.S.S. Hall. Thank you, Visit Pensacola! Go #ExplorePcola!

Inaugural Shaky Boots Festival

What a whirlwind weekend. I originally didn’t have plans to attend the Shaky Boots Music Festival in Kennesaw, Georgia but after several weeks of looking at the lineup, talking with friends, it was something that I had to attend. At least from a media perspective. As an inaugural festival, Shaky Boots definitely didn’t feel like a first year festival. From an attendees view, everything ran so smoothly. I however need to go back and re-read and re-write my “Things to Bring to a Festival.” As a festival veteran, I was completely unprepared for this festival – I’m only assuming I didn’t start packing enough in advance. It was great because normally I wear my cowboy boots because festivals are so dirty, but this festival was clean because the stages were on football fields and some even had AstroTurf! SCORE!

Shaky Boots was held at Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park, featuring Fifth Third Stadium. It was such an easy location to find, especially for an out of town attendee!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I started out my Saturday early because one of my “must see” acts was The Railers. Check out my interview with Cassandra from The Railers for the blog, Kinda Dig The Railers. They performed on the main stage, the Peachtree Stage at 1:15 p.m. I love watching them perform all of their instruments and they didn’t disappoint with their songs Kumbay’all, Kinda Dig the Feeling, Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye and more! They even did a this great folky rendition of Andy Grammer’s hit Honey, I’m Good, called their Covers Undercover. The perfect way to start the festival!




Next up was Jana Kramer. She NEVER disappoints. She always wears the greatest outfits and still rocks out! She loves getting off the stage and interacting with the crowd, including taking multiple selfies with fans. In order to provide protection, Jana’s fiance (at the time, now husband) walked behind her for security.

The Whiskey Gentry was a new act for me but a new love as well. Taking the lead was Lauren Staley and what a voice not to miss. Put them on your must see list.

Jason Isbell, launched his solo career, but was a part of Drive-By Truckers for six years. While jamming on the stage Isbell took many chances to speak to the audience. My favorite being, “We’re kinda a rock n roll band. I hope you don’t mind.” The audience replied with many cheers as his music was welcomed.

Dierks Bentley always puts on a fantastic show, with guitarist Brian Layson rocking a Cadillac 3 shirt on stage. It felt like the entire crowd was singing along with Every Mile a Memory. Dierks thanked the audience for coming to the show, as he said it is not just our weekend but his weekend as well and he’s happy to party and spend it on stage with everyone.

To top off the night was Blake Shelton. A legend of his own. Blake did not disappoint by also interacting with the crowd, singing his hits songs and of course cutting up on stage. Gwen Sebastian was singing backup for Blake.

Who I Missed: Brooke Eden, Amanda Shire, Craig Wayne Boyd, John Thompson, Kip Moore, Dwight Yoakam

Food Trucks! Best Idea Ever! There was an entire food truck section. In Pensacola, our city is still fighting against food trucks, but it was amazing to see all the different types of food truck options available. I chose Mac The Cheese truck both days – I couldn’t resist. The Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese was absolutely amazing – tons of cheese, buffalo sauce, chicken and blue cheese crumbles! Please give me more!



Photo courtesy of Shaky Boots

Photo courtesy of Shaky Boots

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Drake White was one of my must see acts of the festival. I saw him a few months back on a radio station tour and his energy was intense inside a station, I knew that he would be an amazing act to see on stage. I was dead on, too. Drake has this awesome energy on stage that he just makes you want to jam right there with him, especially when he’s singing his song “It Feels Good.”

Drake White

Drake White

The Cadillac Three is one of my favorite bands right now. I’ve seen them multiple times in concert and scored a meet a greet at the last show. While at Shaky Boots I decided to wear my Cadillac Three White Lightning tank top. Cody Alan from CMT was in the media tent and even commented on my shirt when I walked in, a few minutes later, The Cadillac Three walks in for an interview with Cody. Jaren even commented and thanked me for wearing the shirt. Right before The Cadillac Three took the stage, the sky dropped, pouring rain. The band and equipment was covered, so they started playing while the fans stood in the rain to rock out with them. While playing their set, Jaren asked the crowd what they should sing next, “We’re all a little day drunk and don’t know what else to play next.” Someone yelled out their hit, “The South.” Jaren replies, “You know we’re going to play the South. You guys are ridiculous.”






Eli Young Band is always a favorite of mine. The band is composed of Mike Eli (vocals, guitar), James Young (guitar), Jon Jones (bass guitar), and Chris Thompson (drums). They were very engaged with the audience and sang their hits like Crazy Girl, Even If It Breaks Your Heart, Drunk Last Night, and Dust!

Justin Moore’s stage presence is amazing. Even though he looks taller on stage than he really is, he knows how to work it and has the confidence to go with it. Talk about a voice, Justin is tried and true, country. With his hits like If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away, Small Town USA and Point at You.

Photo courtesy of Shaky Boots.

Old Crow Medicine Show – the original creators of the hit, Wagon Wheel. Lead singer, Ketch Secor, walked around the festival ground ahead of time and hung out in the media tent for a while talking to all of the different media outlets. Such a great group of guys!

Brad Paisley, a true entertainer. Does this man really know how to put on a show. I’ve seen him in concert many times before, just earlier this year at the Pensacola Bay Center. But, Brad knows how to entertain a festival crowd. Typically at a festival, bands just use what is on stage and bring their instruments, have certain requirements in their rider, etc.. But not Brad, he brought his entire tour stage set with him. The stage was transformed to his stage overnight with 18 wheelers lining the outside of the festival. Without a doubt, a great choice for a closing headliner.

Who I Missed: John and Jacob, Jim White, Ricky Scaggs, Claire Dunn, Cracker, The Devil Makes Three, Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, and Rascal Flatts

There wasn’t enough time to see everyone, so you had to make choices on which acts to catch and which acts you had to miss. There are some that I wish I could have seen, but there is always next time. A highlight of the festival for me was being able to meet Cody Alan from CMT.

Shaky Boots was a festival not to miss. Make sure to put it on your list of festivals to attend next year! SHAKY BOOTS!

Kinda Dig The Railers.


You’ll kinda dig The Railers after you hear their music. Comprised of band members, Jonathan, Cassandra, Jordan and Tyler – the Railers bring a fun eccentric vibe with their music to fans. They’ve toured and played with Sara Evans, Justin Moore, Hunter Hayes and will no doubt continue to gain popularity among the masses.

The Railers debuted their EP, The Geraldine Sessions, last August and then released their single Kinda Dig the Feeling in September. I spoke with Cassandra Lawson, one fourth of The Railers and asked her how the two back to back releases by Warner Nashville has launched them out in front of country music fans. She said, “Warner Nashville has been so good about keeping the pace. We really like the run and stay super busy, so they’ve been great partners for us to have to connect us with music fans from all over the nation. Keeping that kind of schedule keeps us creative and right there with the fans. I don’t think we could have it any other way.”

In the Beginning

The Railers average about 150 to 200 shows a year, and enjoy staying super busy. They originally started out playing in random places including coffee shops and Irish pubs and have progressed into playing arenas with the likes of Hunter Hayes. But, how did they get their start? Well Sara Evans is actually the one to gave them their first start by letting them open up for her for two tours, after they all quit their real jobs. (Jonathan worked for Sara Evans, Jordan had a gig with Josh Turner, Tyler played drums with several artists and Cassandra worked for a publishing house)

Cassandra said they’ve been able to run the gamut of size of venues and says performing is really about the fans and connections they’ve had. “We’ve had some of the best shows with 20 people crammed into a living room and then we’ve gone and watched the entire arena light up and come to life with the Hunter Hayes tour. It really is about the response of the fans,” said Cassandra.

On Songwriting

In their songwriting, The Railers do things a little backwards than what is normal in the music industry. They write their songs for performances and then record them. Cassandra said what is so fun about what they do and the way they do it is because it keeps their music fresh and when they come into the studio, all they are really trying to capture is the last challenge.

“Which is why that EP (The Geraldine Sessions) is like if we were in someone’s living room. We just wanted it to be super organic and have people feel really connected to it,” said Cassandra. “I think it’s a really good exercise for us. We just want to make sure that the music that we play on the road everyday is something that someone can put into their car, or CD player or online and listen to it and feel like they are at a show.”

Shake and Bake!

Their single, Kinda Dig the Feeling is almost like an anthem to dance. It’s a fun song and rumor has it it’s been called their “Shake and Bake” song. The reason? Well, Cassandra plays a shaker on that song, and she’s admitted to breaking three or four shakers while playing that song. Joking around one day, someone yelled “Shake and Bake” and it stuck. She’s not quite sure if it’s a blessing or a curse – but if she’s playing that hard, she must be doing something right! She said, “We just kind of named it after that, because it’s reckless, crazy and super fun and you want to go wild on it when you listen to it.”

Shaky Boots Music Festival

The Railers are performing on Saturday, May 16 at 1:15 p.m. at the Shaky Boots Music Festival just outside of Atlanta, Ga. There is a full line up of powerhouse artists including Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Sara Evans and more.

Cassandra said that they are hoping to run into Sara Evans while at the festival. “To able to read the lineup for Shaky Boots is just so surreal and cool. We’re getting these really great shows and beginning to feel like peers. Because when you first start out as a band, you have all these hopes and dreams and then when you actually let that start happening and then you see your name next to someone like Dierks, it’s ridiculous.”

The Railers are excited about coming to Shaky Boot in its first year. Cassandra said, “There is so much heart behind the planning, the excitement and all the details. Everyone wants the first year to go so well, so to be able to be on the rooster for the first year is killer and it’s going to be so much fun!”

Debut Album?

Currently out is their EP, The Geraldine Sessions and their single, Kinda Dig the Feeling and soon there will be a full debut album from The Railers. Cassandra said about the album, “It’s all locked and loaded and ready to go. It’s been a two and a half year process just to really start honing in on our songs, writing and trying to really find the heart of what our sound is and what we want to say as artists and how we want to connect with our fans.”

The next single will come out in the near future and then after the single, the album should be released. If you’re itching for new music, check out their Pandora station. There are two or three unreleased songs on that channel including one called Mug Shots. “Fans have really started latching onto those songs and we’re trying to get them familiar with the music so when the album comes out everyone can just sing along in their car and at the shows. We’re trying to give out teasers,” she said.

Picking Favorites

The album will have 11 songs on it but they will have recorded 18 or maybe even 20 songs by the time it’s done. They’ll still have to narrow down the record to 11 songs by picking their favorites. She said she’s sure there will be some arm-wrestling over certain songs, but it’s almost completed and said it’s fun to have that much material to work with.

“For the first record, we really wanted to let the best song win and whether that’s something that we’ve written or from another writer,” she said. “We really don’t have any rules at this point because we just really want to be able to give our fans a solid album and something that they don’t press fast forward on and that’s a fun challenge for us.”

The Great Thing About Country Music

My favorite quote from Cassandra, “That’s what so great about country music is that writing a song is still the heart of our genre. To be able to be able to focus on that in country music is great.” Preach it, sister!

Don’t miss The Railers at Shaky Boots Music Festival this weekend in Kennesaw, Ga.

Shaky Boots Festival.

New kids on the block…well, almost. The producers of Shaky Knees Festival are proud to announce a hard-hitting country music lineup for its debut Shaky Boots Festival. The festival is brand new, but the producers definitely know what they are doing. The festival takes place, May 16-17 at the KSU Sports and Entertainment Park in Kennesaw, GA just north of Atlanta. The lineup includes Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Kristian Bush, Eli Young Band, and more!

Shaky Boots will be the first top tier multiple day country music event to be held in Georgia, and is the sister event to Atlanta’s popular rock festival Shaky Knees (May 8-10, 2015). “Country music has such a rich history in the South,” says Shaky Boots co-founder Tim Sweetwood, “and I was surprised that Georgia doesn’t have a first-class festival dedicated to the genre. Music is my absolute passion, and with the overwhelmingly positive response to Shaky Knees in three short years, it just felt like the right time to launch Shaky Boots.”

When deciding what festival is worth your money, what festival is worth traveling to, and where you’ll get the best experience, I’m expecting big things from the inaugural Shaky Boots Festival. Often new festivals are still trying to find their place by promotion, working out production kinks and luring fans to the festival site and town. The Shaky Boots team already has worked on a festival similar, but a different genre in the past. They will have a run-through the week before with their Shaky Knees festival and be prepared for snafus. Shaky Boots has a hard hitting, top artist lineup, now all it needs is you! It’s next weekend, still plenty of time to make hotel reservations and get to the festival!


Two-day weekend passes are currently for sale at $169 with day passes at $95. Want to head to the fest VIP style? TIckest are $350 for single day VIP and $499 for 20day VIP.

VIP Ticket packages include access to exclusive lounges and viewing areas; catered lunches and dinners; complimentary beer; and access to private restrooms and cash liquor bars. Exclusive luxury suites are also available, a contact form is available on the website for pricing and details. For more information, visit

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson, The Whiskey Gentry, Kristian Bush, Craig Wayne Boyd, Amanda Shires, The Railers, Brooke Eden

Sunday, May 17, 2015 – Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore, Old Crow Medicine Show, Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Eli Young Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Devil Makes Three, The Cadillac Three, Cracker, Drake White & The Big Fire, Clare Dunn, John & Jacob, Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band

WHAT: Shaky Boots Music Festival
WHEN: Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 17, 2015
WHERE: KSU Sports and Entertainment Park, Kennesaw, GA
TICKETS: $95 Single Day GA/ $169 2-Day GA Pass/ $350 Single Day VIP Pass/ $499 2-Day VIP Pass