Six Flags hits high note with biggest summer concert series ever



NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Six Flags, Inc., announced today the expansion of their popular summer concert events with more shows than ever before featuring some of the music industry’s most popular acts. This season, Six Flags parks will collectively host 120 shows incorporating a mix of musical genres from Pop and R&B to Country and Christian.

“Six Flags is an entertainment platform that attracts some of the biggest and best artists in the music industry and we are excited to offer these concerts at no additional cost to our guests,” said Dan Weinberg, Vice President of Entertainment for Six Flags. “Our concert offerings are just one more way we are expanding our entertainment package to provide families with an affordable, close to home, value-packed experience.”

The concert collection breaks out as follows:

  • The annual STARBURST® Summer Concert Series presented by T-Mobile® is returning with an unparalleled lineup of today’s hottest teen and tween acts. Past performances in this series have featured The Jonas Brothers, Daughtry, Demi Lovato, Natasha Bedingfield and Ne-Yo. This summer, the parks will continue to provide a value-packed music experience with concerts by Jesse McCartney, Drake Bell, Boys Like Girls, The Veronicas, Flo Rida, Soulja Boy, Gym Class Heroes, Mitchel Musso, Colbie Caillat, Metro Station, Plain White T’s, Never Shout Never, The Academy Is, Raven-Symone, Sean Kingston, Augustana, Honor Society and Pretty Reckless.

Participating parks include Six Flags America in Bowie, MD; Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, TX; Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, TX; Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ; Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, MO; and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL. This year the series is expanding into two additional parks, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA; and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, KY.

All concerts in the STARBURST® Summer Concert Series presented by T-Mobile® are FREE with park admission or a season pass.

  • Six Flags and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, are joining forces for the third consecutive summer to bring some of the hottest acts on the college music scene with the mtvU Video Music Awards Tour. Since the launch of the series in 2007, top artists such as Plain White T’s, Secondhand Serenade, Boys Like Girls, Metro Station and Katy Perry have graced the stage, providing a one-of-a-kind concert event for fans of all ages who like to be on the cutting-edge of new music. Artists performing this season include All Time Low and White Tie Affair. For more information on the mtvU VMA tour go to
  • Select parks will provide an eclectic offering of today’s most popular Christian, Gospel, Country, Classic Rock and Rap acts. Scheduled concerts include: Gospel performers – Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Kurt Carr and Kim Burrell; Christian artists – MercyMe, tobyMac, newsboys, Michael W. Smith, NEEDTOBREATHE, Run Kid Run, Red, Family Force 5, Hawk Nelson, Pillar, KJ-52, Kutless, Stellar Kart, Planetshakers, Falling Up, Jeremy Camp, David Crowder Band, Superchick, The Afters and Addison Road; Country sensations – LeAnn Rimes, Billy Ray Cyrus and Lee Greenwood; and classic performances by music legends Peter Frampton, Asia, Yes, The Charlie Daniels Band, A Flock of Seagulls, When in Rome and Everclear.
  • Guests at all Six Flags locations this summer also will have the opportunity to experience the sounds of some of the area’s hottest up-and-coming acts with the national Live & Local and Live & Local Unplugged events. Both series will feature homegrown artists looking to showcase their talents within their local communities. Live and Local Unplugged will focus solely on the unique sounds of acoustic-style music.

About Six Flags, Inc.:

Six Flags, Inc., is a publicly-traded corporation (OTCBulletinBoard: SIXF) headquartered in New York City and is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

SIX FLAGS and all related indicia are trademarks of Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. ®, TM and © 2009.

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