Fans once again hit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to party with the one and only Vince Gill! The man and his guitar greeted fans for an intimate acoustic show in the Hall of Fame’s Ford Theatre. Vince got a chance to tell stories and answer questions for fans from across North America. The annual fan club party felt much more like a gathering of ole friends. Check back for a few pictures from this year’s event!
MOBILE, Alabama — The most exclusive concert of the Memorial Day weekend opened with a few words from Bill Bru, executive director of Mobile’s Waterfront Rescue Mission.
“We’ve been telling you for a week that we were going to have a special guest, and we will now announce who that is,” Bru told the audience packed into the downtown mission’s chapel late Saturday morning. “It’s Vince Gill.”
A murmur rippled through the crowd, followed by applause. Most of those present were among the homeless clientele served by the mission; others were mission supporters and their families. All seemed to appreciate the chance to hear from a country star with nearly 20 Grammys to his credit.
The 2012 VINCE GILL FAN CLUB PARTY will be at THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME – FORD THEATER (222 5TH AVE SOUTH) in Nashville, TN at 4 p.m. on THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH, 2012. Each attendee will receive a keepsake souvenir at the door!
There is not a bad seat in the house. Please do not arrive at The Country Music Hall of Fame before 3:00 p.m. This is a work day for other businesses in the area. If you choose to arrive early you WILL NOT be allowed to enter the building until doors open at 4 p.m. You will be required to wait in line with no seating. The heat can be quite exhausting in Nashville this time of year – please keep this in mind if you choose to arrive early.
Tickets are available to Fan Club Members ONLY for $40 per member. All tickets are general admission. You do not need to hold tickets to CMA Fest to attend this party.
All orders must be placed no later than May 15th, however we do anticipate a sell-out prior to this date. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME FOR INFORMATION. ALL ARRANGEMENTS AND TICKETS ARE HANDLED THROUGH THE FAN CLUB OFFICE. If you should have questions, please email Johanna at FanClub@VinceGill.com.
TICKETS AVAILABLE THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH AT 10 A.M. CENTRAL
This year we will run the fan club party ticket sales thru eventbright.com. This will allow for additional site traffic, allow you to print your ticket as soon as it is purchased and if tickets sell out you can automatically request to be added to the waiting list. You will also be able to use the usual credit card or have the option to use PayPal. Here is what you will do…
1. Thursday, April 19th at 8 a.m. a Password and Link to Purchase Tickets will appear side by side in the Fan Club Section at VinceGill.com.
2. Thursday, April 19th at 10 a.m. Click the Link, Enter the Password and Proceed to eventbrite
3.There you will enter the quantity of tickets and complete payment.
4. Print your Ticket
We look forward to seeing you in June!
Vince Gill raised country music’s banner high at the Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Tuesday, April 3, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York.
In a program titled “Songs of the Silver Screen,” Gill performed his own distinctive renditions of Don Gibson’s “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” and joined actress/singer Rita Wilson for a duet journey through the Everly Brothers’ “All I Have to Do Is Dream.” (Gill also sings on “Faithless Love” a track on Wilson’s album, AM/FM, due out May 8.)
In addition to Gill and Wilson, the high-voltage concert featured performances by Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Rosanne Cash, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson, Esperanza Spalding and Bryn Terfel. Former president Bill Clinton appeared as a special guest.
The entire cast encored with the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” That lyrical admonition did not apply to sold-out crowd, of course, which got exactly what it wanted.
Gill is currently touring in support of his album Guitar Slinger.
Photos of Vince from the benefit “Songs From the Silverscreen” to raise funds for The Rainforest Trust at Caregie Hall in New York, April 3, 2012.
“It feels like losing my musical father. Because of my dad trying to learn to play the banjo like Earl, I was exposed to the sound. I don’t know if music would have spoken to me if it wasn’t for the sound of Earl’s banjo.” Vince Gill