BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials announced Monday that George Strait, the King of Country Music, will headline the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest. It will be part of the final leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.
"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," Quint Davis, producer/director of the Festival, said in a news release. "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."
Producers added in celebration of the fifth edition of the event, it has been expanded to three days and nights. The Superfest is scheduled for May 23 to May 25. Traditionally, it had been only a two day event.
"The only thing better than two days of Bayou Country Superfest is three days of Bayou Country Superfest," added Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne. "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."
The George Strait concert on Friday will include another major country superstar, but that person has not yet been announced. The complete music lineup and ticket information for the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest will be released on October 29.
"We are truly making music history for Baton Rouge with the announcement that this fantastic event will expand to three days," stated Mayor Kip Holden. "Our commitment to the Bayou Country Superfest is not only helping to bring the very best country music entertainment to our city, but it's now moving us up even higher as a Memorial Day Weekend destination. Being a part of George Strait's final tour is also very special, and will show the world that while all his ex's might live in Texas, Baton Rouge still loves the King of Country."