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Press Release Date:
May 25, 2011
Grammy-winning country group Diamond Rio will headline a free Fourth of July show in the new Mystic Amphitheater at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel®. Mystic Lake’s second annual free Fourth of July outdoor concert will be followed by a fireworks display.
“We had high hopes for last year’s event and it was even more successful than we could’ve imagined,” Mystic Lake Vice President of Marketing Bryan Prettyman said. “We’re thrilled to welcome Diamond Rio to the Mystic Amphitheater this year and anticipate an even more exciting Fourth of July celebration.”
Diamond Rio was the first country music group in history to reach the top spot of Billboard’s country chart with a debut single and went on to release three platinum-selling records. Diamond Rio was twice named the Top Vocal Group by the Academy of Country Music and four times was named Vocal Group of the Year from the Country Music Association. The group won the 2010 Country Album of the Year for The Reason at the 41st annual Dove Awards, and received its first Grammy Award after 13 nominations in 2011 for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.
People of all ages will be welcome to enter the Mystic Amphitheater starting at 6:30 p.m., Minnesota’s own Rocket Club will kick off the concert at 7:30 p.m. and Diamond Rio will play from 8:45 p.m. until the fireworks show. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The free Fourth of July event will take place rain or shine. While the event is free, assigned seats will be issued on a first come first served basis to ensure maximum capacity. Ticketing begins at 2 p.m. at the Mystic Box Office inside the casino. Ticketing will be available at the Mystic Amphitheater gates beginning at 5 p.m. There is a four-ticket limit per person. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to accept complimentary tickets. Coolers, umbrellas and pets are not allowed in the Mystic Amphitheater. Food and alcohol-free beverages will be available for purchase. Shirt and shoes are required of all guests. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel prohibits drugs, alcohol and firearms. Visit mysticlake.com for more details.