Who's The Boss? Springsteen To Headline Music Festival Around Final Four
Event organizers yesterday announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will "perform a free concert April 6 at the site of the old Reunion Arena as part of the NCAA’s March Madness Music Festival" in Arlington, according to Robert Wilonsky of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Organizers expect the site to "hold somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 festivalgoers." The non-ticketed festival will be "first-come, first-served, and once the park nears capacity everyone involved in the event will begin spreading the word to stay away." The festival will begin Friday, April 4, with the AT&T Block Party headlined by Jason Aldean. Saturday's Coke Zero Countdown will feature Tim McGraw and The Killers. Springsteen's opening act at Sunday's Capital One JamFest will be Fun. North Texas Local Organizing Committee Chair Charlotte Jones Anderson said, "We expect it to be packed." Anderson and the local organizing committee "helped Turner Live Events and the NCAA coordinate with the Dallas Police Department." Turner Live Events and the NCAA will "announce more supporting bands in coming days." Springsteen is "expected to play a full set," and two days later will "kick off the U.S. leg of the High Hopes tour in Cincinnati" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 3/5).