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AXS TV ANNOUNCES NEW PREMIERE DATE FOR THE SIXTH SEASON OF ‘THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER’, RETURNING TUESDAY, MARCH 13 WITH AN EXCLUSIVE SIT DOWN WITH ROCK N’ ROLL ICON ROBERT PLANT AT 9 P.M. ET/6 P.M. ET
Other Highlights Include Conversations with The Doors’ Robby Krieger and John Densmore, as well as Eddie Money, Shania Twain, John Mellencamp, & More
Los Angeles, CA (January 18, 2018) – AXS TV has set a new premiere date for the network’s popular original series The Big Interview with Dan Rather—moving to Tuesday, March 13 at 9pE/6pE from the previously announced date of February 27. The upcoming season features 20 all-new episodes divided into spring and fall cycles, as legendary journalist Dan Rather sits down with some of music’s most influential artists for in-depth conversations covering their personal lives, extraordinary legacies, failures, triumphs, and so much more.
Season six opens with rock n’ roll trailblazer Robert Plant, the legendary Led Zeppelin front man and GRAMMY®-winning solo artist whose trademark vocals have powered such enduring hits as “Stairway To Heaven,” “Immigrant Song,” “Ship Of Fools,” and “Rainbow,” among others. During the intimate discussion, Plant opens up about his childhood in post-WWII Britain and the tragic loss of his five-year-old son; shares his thoughts on Led Zeppelin standards “Kashmir” and “Stairway To Heaven”; and explains how he has adapted his trademark vocals throughout the years.
Other season six highlights include Robby Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of psychedelic powerhouse The Doors (Mar. 20); beloved rock showman Eddie Money (Mar. 27) who has an AXS TV reality series premiering on April 8 titled Real Money; chart-topping Country songstress Shania Twain (Apr. 3); singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus (Apr. 10); prog rock pioneers STYX (Apr. 17); folk hero John Mellencamp (Apr. 24); and fan-favorite Country quartet The Oak Ridge Boys (May 1).
3/13 - Robert Plant
3/20 - The Doors
3/27 - Eddie Money
4/3 - Shania Twain
4/10 - Billy Ray Cyrus
4/17 - STYX
4/24 - John Mellencamp
5/1 - The Oak Ridge Boys
AXS TV ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING SHOWS
Highlights Include a New Top Ten Style Countdown Show and the premiere of Legendary Rocker Eddie Money’s reality show “Real Money”
Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2017) – AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, has announced the premiere dates for its 2018 mid-season schedule, which includes the return of the network’s most popular original series “Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance” and “The Big Interview With Dan Rather,” as well as the premieres of the new reality series “Real Money,” starring rock superstar Eddie Money and his family, and the music-themed countdown show “The Top Ten Revealed,” hosted by Katie Daryl.
AXS TV celebrates the greatest and most influential songs, bands, and musicians in the history of rock n’ roll in the dynamic new countdown series “The Top Ten Revealed,” premiering Sunday, February 11 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The series is hosted and executive produced by Katie Daryl (formerly host/executive producer of AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”), who will be on hand to guide viewers on a witty, edgy, and insightful journey that takes a look at the figures and the music that have left an indelible mark on the rock n’ roll scene. Each episode will put the spotlight on a different theme, spanning a diverse range of topics covering the best guitar intros, Vietnam anthems, ‘80s rock ballads, and more, and featuring a rotating panel of all-star experts that includes Heavy Metal trailblazer Lita Ford; Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Steven Adler; and former Pantera percussionist Vinnie Paul, just to name a few.
Legendary newsman Dan Rather sits down with some of the most celebrated figures from all across the entertainment spectrum as “The Big Interview” opens its sixth season on February 27 at 9pE/6pP. The upcoming season features 20 all-new episodes, divided into winter and fall cycles, premiering with Led Zeppelin front man and celebrated solo artist Robert Plant. Other guests include Robby Krieger and John Densmore, the surviving members of psychedelic powerhouse The Doors; chart-topping Country songstress Shania Twain; and singer, songwriter and actor Billy Ray Cyrus. More guests will be announced at a later date.
The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, cruises across the country for even more candid conversations and unforgettable jam sessions with some of music’s biggest names, as season three of Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance debuts on Sunday, April 8, at 9pE/6pP. Upcoming episodes feature an eclectic array of guest appearances including Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl; The Who icon Roger Daltrey; Heavy Metal pioneer Rob Halford; classic rock hit makers Foreigner; Canadian alt-rockers Nickelback; and more.
Then, multi-platinum rock superstar Eddie Money takes viewers home every Sunday night in AXS TV’s all-new original reality series “Real Money,” premiering April 8 at 9:30pE/6:30pP. The program captures the daily lives of the Money Clan—which includes Eddie; Laurie, his wife of over 30 years; their five kids, Zach, Joe, Jesse, Dez, and Julian; and eight pets—as they live, laugh, bicker, and rock. Hilarity and hijinks ensue this season as Eddie and Laurie struggle to keep everyone in line and on time; Jesse gets in some trouble while mom and dad are in Cabo; Eddie’s forced to take his health seriously; Dez gets career advice from a GRAMMY®-winning engineer; Eddie gets a therapy session on the golf course; and the family continues to rock the stage.
“AXS TV is committed to delivering the best music programming on television, and the mid-season lineup is a great reflection of that,” said Evan Haiman, vice president of music programming and production, AXS TV. “Sunday nights, in particular, offer up an impressive one-two punch in the form of rock n’ roll powerhouses Sammy Hagar and Eddie Money, who each star in series that give viewers an intimate and unique look at true music icons in ways they’ve rarely been seen before. From classic rock to heavy metal, and everything in between, the mid-season roster has something for music lovers of all ages and tastes.”
AXS TV’s mid-season premiere schedule follows (all times Eastern):
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11
9:30 p.m. - Premiere of THE TOP TEN REVEALED
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
9 p.m. – Sixth season premiere of THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather
SUNDAY, APRIL 8
9:00 p.m.- Season Three Premiere of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE
9:30 p.m.- Premiere of REAL MONEY
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV delivers the ultimate in music entertainment programming with an eclectic lineup that includes classic concerts from music's most iconic bands, as well as exclusive music festival coverage, original hit series, docs that rock, insightful specials, and knock-out live mixed martial arts action. AXS TV is a partnership between Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available nationally in the United States and can be seen in parts of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visitaxs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press.
AXS TV GREENLIGHTS SEASON THREE OF THE POPULAR ORIGINAL MUSIC SERIES ‘ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE’
Season Three Will Feature Interviews and Jam Sessions With Artists Including Dave Grohl, Roger Daltrey, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Sarah McLachlan And More
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LOS ANGELES – August 17, 2017 – Following the success of its second season, AXS TV today announced that its original music series ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE has been greenlit for a third season. Production on the 12-episode season began this month and is scheduled for air in early 2018.
The upcoming season of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP will feature Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker) traveling the country to interview and often perform with some of the most popular and influential musicians –artists already confirmed include Dave Grohl, Roger Daltrey, Sarah McLachlan, Bob Weir, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and more.
"It’s been a cool surprise how much we’re all enjoying the interview part of this show because as artists what happens on stage or in the music studio is the easy/fun stuff and the interviews often feel like the work,” remarked Sammy Hagar. “It’s like when the camera lights go on and the questions start, that typical wall or guard is down because it’s me on the other end and not a seasoned journalist asking the questions. So the flow is organic and its easy – to the point where we’re both surprised how deep and real the conversations get – we’re definitely forgetting the camera is even there and I think that’s really connecting with the viewers, too.”
“‘ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR’ is the perfect fit for our TV audience, giving them unprecedented access into the lives of some of today’s top musicians,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s Vice President of Programming and Development. “The series has continued to gain new viewers with each of its prior two seasons, and we look forward to building on that success with the incredible crop of high-caliber talent that we have lined up for season three.”
ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR is produced in-house by AXS TV. Sammy Hagar, Tom Consolo, Evan Haiman and Kari Hagar all serve as executive producers and the series is produced by Stephen Stormer.
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. The network’s hit franchises include THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR; and AXS TV FIGHTS.
AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter/Spectrum TV, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, DISH, Frontier, Sling TV, Altice/Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable/Spectrum TV, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers, including members of the National Cable Television Cooperative. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.axs.tv and www.axs.tv/press. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; Cyber Dust and YouTube.
ABOUT MERCURY INSURANCE
Mercury Insurance (MCY) is a multiple-line insurance organization predominantly offering personal automobile, homeowners and commercial insurance through a network of independent agents in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. Since 1962, Mercury has specialized in offering quality insurance at affordable prices. For more information, visit www.mercuryinsurance.com or Facebook.com/MercuryInsurance and follow the company on Twitter.
THE X FACTOR UK RETURNS TO AXS TV THIS FALL;
COMPETITION SERIES SETS JUDGING PANEL FOR NEW SEASON
Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger, and Louis Walsh Sign Up As Judges For Season 14
LOS ANGELES – June 19, 2017 – With production of its landmark 14TH season underway, THE X FACTOR UK announced today the return of one of its most popular judging panels, as fan-favorite music mogul and X FACTOR creator Simon Cowell will once again be joined by music manager, TV host, and original X FACTOR UK judge Sharon Osbourne; as well as chart-topping songstress Nicole Scherzinger; and esteemed music manager Louis Walsh. Beloved UK TV personality Dermot O’Leary is also back, serving as emcee for the weekly festivities. The upcoming season is set to make its North American debut this fall, only on AXS TV.
For over a decade, THE X FACTOR UK has set the benchmark in finding worldwide superstars, with X FACTOR UK artists selling more than 200 million records worldwide and earning 200 Number One’s. The program’s rich legacy includes international boy band sensation One Direction; soulful GRAMMY®-nominated songstress Leona Lewis; multi-platinum pop star Olly Murs; and dance-pop quartet Little Mix, who were the first group to win the competition. Additionally, THE X FACTOR UK is one of the first stops for major recording artists to promote their latest hits, with AXS TV viewers being among the first in America to enjoy Adele’s “Hello”; Coldplay’s “Adventure Of A Lifetime”; Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”; Maroon 5’s “Animals”; Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”; One Direction’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” performed live for the first time on TV; and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” among many others.
“THE X FACTOR UK is a tremendously popular global series that has resonated with our American audience over the past three years—so much so, in fact, that it has quickly become one of the most popular shows on our network,” said Evan Haiman, Vice President of Programming and Development at AXS TV. “A big reason for that is the judging panel, they give the series unprecedented charm and personality and the viewers enjoy that so much. We are excited to have Simon, Sharon, Nicole, and Louis back on board, as THE X FACTOR UK returns to AXS TV for the fourth consecutive year.”
DAN RATHER EXAMINES THE NATION’S CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE IN THE NEW ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY ‘AMERICA DIVIDED: THE RISE OF TRUMP NATION’ PREMIERING TUESDAY, NOV. 1, AT 9pE/6pP ON AXS TV
The Veteran Newsman Gives Context & Perspective to America’s Changing Political Culture, Interviewing Experts and Going Inside Trump Rallies
LOS ANGELES – Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Award-winning journalist Dan Rather gives viewers an in-depth look at the Country’s current political climate in the all-new AXS TV documentary AMERICA DIVIDED: THE RISE OF TRUMP NATION, premiering Tuesday, November 1, at 9pE/6pP. With America on the brink of one of its most discussed—and, arguably, most important—presidential elections in recent memory, this exclusive hour-long event seeks to objectively provide context and perspective to the immense cultural and political change that has been brewing in the Country for decades, as well as address the fears, issues, and concerns that Americans are dealing with as they prepare to head to the polls this November.
With national tensions at an all-time high, Rather sets out to determine how the Country got to this point—traversing a shifting political landscape where many citizens are dis-satisfied with both parties’ options, and feeling great anxiety about the consequences that might follow should their preferred candidate fail to be elected. Cutting to the heart of the matter in his trademark style, Rather puts the spotlight on some of the nation’s biggest hot-button matters, speaking to experts, journalists, and every day citizens, alike, to give all sides of the argument a voice.
Keying in on this tremendous angst caused by the Country’s growing distrust of government, and concerns about illegal immigration and the increase in terrorism, businessman Donald Trump has enjoyed an improbable political rise. AMERICA DIVIDED: THE RISE OF TRUMP NATION travels across the Country, taking cameras inside Trump’s massive rallies to hear first-hand from the people who support him, and to gain a better understanding of the issues that resonate most with them—issues that go far beyond Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Highlights of this thought-provoking piece include a thorough examination of the influx of immigrants from across the world, as well as a changing racial climate where whites are no longer the majority, and ‘nostalgia syndrome’—or the growing desire to return to a simpler time that may have never really existed.
“With all of the change that has affected this Country in recent years, many people are left wondering what is going on, and how did we get here,” Rather said. “This is my best effort to really get to the root of the biggest issues that America is currently dealing with. No stone is left unturned here, as we strive to understand what’s causing the anger, fear, and confusion that many Americans are dealing with today. This was truly an eye-opening experience for me, as we brought cameras into an area not usually allowed at Trump’s rallies to hear firsthand from his supporters. It’s something I’ve never seen before.”
“For all of the highs and lows that this election season has brought with it, one positive thing that it’s done is get people talking and get them involved in the future of this Country,” said Mark Cuban, AXS TV CEO. “Millions have tuned in just to watch the presidential debates, so this is obviously something that Americans care a great deal about and are incredibly invested in. It’s essential to be as educated as possible when making such an important decision, and we’re honored to have a well-respected talent like Dan Rather onboard to show our viewers the pressing issues and guide them along on this wild journey.”
THE BIG INTERVIEW RETURNS TO AXS TV WITH A NEW FALL CYCLE, KICKING IT OFF IS A RARE DISCUSSION WITH GRAMMY®-WINNING FOLK ROCK ICON NEIL YOUNG ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, AT 8pE/5pP
The Nine-Episode All-New Lineup Also Features Interviews with Music Giants Martina McBride, Michael Bublé, Meat Loaf, Olivia Newton-John, & More
LOS ANGELES – August 22, 2016 – THE BIG INTERVIEW returns to AXS TV with nine new episodes as part of its fourth season’s fall cycle, premiering with folk rock giant Neil Young on Tuesday, September 13, at 8pE/5pP. Hosted by Dan Rather, the series boasts exclusive, in-depth discussions with some of the biggest names in entertainment, as the celebrated journalist gets his subjects to open up about their legendary careers and intriguing personal lives as only he can. Past guests who have appeared on THE BIG INTERVIEW include Young’s former bandmates David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash as well as Oscar®-winning actor Benicio Del Toro, award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, and acclaimed music icons Trisha Yearwood, Phil Collins, Big & Rich, Gregg Allman and Sammy Hagar, among others.
The fall lineup is packed with nine more candid conversations, beginning with Young, who opens up about his latest album, Earth, as well as his fight against corporations, and the power they hold in America. He also discusses his innovative high-resolution digital music system, Pono; his childhood bout with polio, and how it shaped his guitar playing, his mental focus, and how he views the world. Rather even asked him his thoughts on Prince’s death, and the role drugs and drug companies played in it and about his legendary—and sometimes tumultuous—stint with the short-lived super group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young as well as his current backing band Promise of the Real, featuring Willie Nelson’s sons; and much more.
Joining Young this season is an eclectic roster of entertainers featuring rock n’ roll superstar Meat Loaf (9/20); country queen Martina McBride (9/27); multi-talented actress and singer Olivia Newton-John (10/4); and award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bublé (10/11). Complete dates and additional guests will be announced at a later time.
As a special kickoff event, AXS TV presents a day-long BIG INTERVIEW Marathon on Saturday, September 10, highlighting some of the series’ most unforgettable episodes. The day begins at 8aE with doo-wop legend Frankie Valli, followed by country mainstay Merle Haggard at 9aE; folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash at 10aE; heavy metal master Gene Simmons at 11aE; country queen Loretta Lynn at 12pE; country songstress Tanya Tucker at 1pE; the infamous Red Rocker Sammy Hagar at 2pE; Southern Rock hero Gregg Allman at 3pE, John Fogerty at 4pE; country bombshell Dolly Parton at 5pE; rock n’ roll pioneers Heart at 6pE; and beloved country standout Willie Nelson at 7pE. Additionally, the marathon will feature sneak peeks of the upcoming Neil Young episode, as well as wraparounds featuring Dan Rather.
AXS TV PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE KING WITH THE PREMIERE OF THE NETWORK’S FIRST ORIGINAL FILM, ELVIS LIVES!, AT 9pE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, THE 39TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELVIS PRESLEY’S DEATHRead More
AXS TV PAYS TRIBUTE TO MUSIC LEGEND MERLE HAGGARD ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH A SPECIAL PROGRAMMING BLOCK
NETWORK AIRS DAN RATHER’S ‘THE BIG INTERVIEW’ WITH HAGGARDFRIDAY, APRIL 8 AT 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT AND BROADCASTS ‘MERLE HAGGARD-LIVE AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS’ CONCERT AT 12:30 PM ET/9:30 AM PT
LOS ANGELES – April 6, 2016 – AXS TV is paying tribute Friday to one of country music’s most beloved artists, Merle Haggard, with a special airing of Dan Rather’s “The Big Interview” with Merle Haggard on April 8 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT. There are few music artists who are genuinely considered legends. With nearly 40 No.1 hits, Haggard is certainly one of them. Haggard passed away today, on his birthday, at the age of 79.
For more than 50 years Haggard has been singing a style of country western music that he helped pioneer. Haggard rarely grants interviews but before a performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in North Carolina, Haggard sat down for an extended conversation with Dan Rather, speaking candidly about everything from his time in prison to his politics, touring with Bob Dylan, and his biggest fear in life. The episode originally aired on September 30, 2013. (“The Big Interview” episode will have additional airings on Sat., April 9 at 9 a.m. ET and Sunday, April 10 at 8 a.m. ET.)
In this clip from the show, Haggard talks about aging, death, loneliness and what kept him alive.
Also, AXS TV will be airing the 2004 concert “Merle Haggard-Live at Billy Bob’s Texas” as part of the Network’s tribute to the Country Music Hall of Famer on Friday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m./9:30 a.m. PT. Heralded as one of his best concerts, “Merle Haggard-Live at Billy Bob’s Texas” features such songs as “Ol’ Country Singer,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Natural High,” among others. The concert airs again on Sat., April 9 at 10 a.m. ET.
ABOUT AXS TV
AXS TV is the cable industry’s leading general entertainment network for live event programming. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. The network’s franchises include THE X FACTOR UK and NASHVILLE; as well as original programs such as THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS; GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE; AXS TV FIGHTS; and INSIDE MMA.
AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers, including members of the National Cable Television Cooperative. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr; Cyber Dust and YouTube
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HIT THE ROAD WITH AXS TV FOR AN EPIC 2016 MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP, FEATURING LIVE COVERAGE OF ZAC BROWN BAND’S SOUTHERN GROUND MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL, THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL, MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION AND HANGOUT FESTIVAL
The Festival Lineup Boasts 13 Days of Coverage, with an Eclectic Roster of Artists Including Zac Brown Band, The Weeknd, Flo Rida, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Megadeth, and More
LOS ANGELES – April 5, 2016 – Continuing its spring tradition for live broadcasts of music festivals, AXS TV delivers an all-access pass to four of the country’s largest festivals, as the biggest names in music take the stage at legendary venues across the U.S. The impressive lineup includes Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival (April 16-17); New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 23-24, April 29-May 1); Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (May 6-8) and Hangout Festival (May 20-22). The Network will present a combined 13 days of music coverage during this special event, airing at least four hours of footage each day, and headlined by a roster of all-stars featuring Zac Brown Band, Nick Jonas, Flo Rida, ZZ Top, The Weeknd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alice Cooper, and more.
AXS TV’s festival slate, with respective airdates and times, is listed below:
ZAC BROWN BAND’S SOUTHERN GROUND MUSIC & FOOD FESTIVAL – April 16-17 – 6pE-12aE – Charleston, South Carolina
Get ready for the ultimate genre-bending music experience, as Zac Brown Band hosts the fifth annual Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in “one of the South’s most beloved foodie cities” (Forbes). Returning to Charleston’s MUSC Health Stadium on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, Zac Brown Band’s two-day event will “highlight Charleston’s remarkable food scene with an equally remarkable lineup” (Rolling Stone). Joining the Zac Brown Band on AXS TV’s broadcasts are The Marshall Tucker Band, Drake White, Muddy Magnolias and Packway Handle Band, among others.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL – April 23-April 24 & April 29-May 1 – 5pE-9pE – New Orleans, Louisiana
For the fourth consecutive year, AXS TV will be the official broadcast home of the 47TH Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell, airing 20 hours of footage covering both weekends, from April 23-24 and April 29-May 1. This marks the first time ever that the Network will broadcast both weekends of this event, giving viewers the ultimate front row seat to one of the world’s most beloved music festivals, as an unprecedented list of all-star talent delivers unforgettable performances directly from Jazz Fest’s biggest stages. This year’s televised performances offer up an eclectic roster of artists, spanning a wide array of genres, including Nick Jonas, Bonnie Raitt, Flo Rida, Elvis Costello, Janelle Monae, Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Elle King, and Michael McDonald.
MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION – May 6-8 – 7pE-11pE – Concord, North Carolina
Charlotte’s premier rock and metal revival blazes through the Motor Speedway, as Carolina Rebellion comes to AXS TV for the first time ever. Since 2011, the festival has highlighted the very best in the hard rock and alternative genres. The legacy rages on in 2016, with televised acts such as southern rock legends ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd; heavy metal masters Scorpions, Disturbed, Megadeth, Lamb of God, and Sixx:A.M.; alternative heroes 3 Doors Down, Collective Soul, and Deftones; and shock rock icon Alice Cooper.
HANGOUT FESTIVAL – May 20-22 – TIME TBA – Gulf Shores, Alabama
Surf, sand, and songs collide as AXS TV presents the Hangout Festival for the first time ever, offering up one of the most unique and eclectic venues on the festival circuit, as some of the biggest names in rock, indie, hip-hop and EDM hit the sand at the beautiful beaches of Alabama’s Gulf Shores. This year’s lineup includes Alabama Shakes, Panic at the Disco and Walk The Moon, among others.
In conjunction with AXS TV's festival broadcasts, viewers will be able to access festival-specific content on an interactive microsite via www.axs.tv/festivals. Using a broadcast alert center, social media updates, in-depth blog posts, minute-by-minute broadcast lineups, and a social interaction page, viewers will be able to stay updated on breaking news from all of their favorite acts at each festival.