Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley Help Out the Gulf Coast with Free Concerts
Looks like Jimmy Buffett is not alone in his efforts to help rebuild the local economy in the gulf area hampered by the disastrous oil spill.
Rock icons Bon Jovi and country music act Brad Paisley will both be heading south to Gulf Shores, AL to perform for free on two separate occasions to help revive the tourism industry in the area which is the bread and butter of the local livelihood in Gulf Shores.
Bon Jovi will perform on October 15 while Paisley is scheduled on the 17th. The two acts will be performing on the same stage where Jimmy Buffett performed two months ago for the same purpose.
Most of the tickets – about 35,000 of it – will be given to tourists or even locals who will be checking in at any hotel in the area. There will also be a good number of tickets appropriated for locals who would simply like to see the show without having to book a room at a local hotel. Those tickets however, will be distributed on a first come first served basis for only one day, on September 11 at 8 AM. Fans can come to any of these venues to avail of the free passes: the Foley City Hall, the Orange Beach Recreation Center and the Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores.
As long as there is still a good amount left from the $15 million BP PLC donated to Gulf Shores for tourism upliftment and reparation, and as long as local city officials can convince more artists to come down and perform for charity, expect more of these free concerts in the gulf area in the coming months.