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50 Days Out, Bud Light Announces Final Lineup for Bud Light Music First’s ‘50/50/1’ Concert Event

Dierks Bentley, Phillip Phillips, Big Boi and Empire of the Sun Join ‘50/50/1’

ST. LOUIS – In just 50 days, Bud Light Music First’s summer-long celebration of music will culminate with “50/50/1,” a never-before-seen music event featuring one concert in every state on a single day.

Taking place on Thursday, Aug. 1, the unique structure of 50/50/1 brings a stage to each state to create the first truly national music festival.  Additionally, Bud Light will live stream select performances on the Bud Light Music First Myspace hub.

“As America’s favorite beer, Bud Light is making music history on August 1st by uniting every music fan nationwide with a one-day concert event, 50/50/1,” said Rob McCarthy, vice president of Bud Light.  “No matter where you are or what type of music you enjoy, Bud Light Music First has something for every music fan to experience.”

(note: for full details on the Bud Light Music First program, including images and concert information, please visit

Final additions to the 50/50/1 lineup include Dierks Bentley, Phillip Phillips, Jimmy Eat World and Empire of the Sun, who will join previously-announced acts Kendrick Lamar, Emeli Sandé, Miguel, Metric, Ludacris, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Halestorm.  The full 50/50/1 lineup, curated by Live Nation, features:

State Market Artist
Alabama Birmingham Drive-By Truckers
Alaska Anchorage Portugal. The Man
Arizona Phoenix The Airborne Toxic Event
Arkansas Little Rock North Mississippi Allstars
California Los Angeles Miguel
San Francisco The Dirty Heads
Colorado Denver Phillip Phillips
Connecticut Hartford Capital Cities
Delaware Wilmington Citizen Cope
Florida Miami Metric
Georgia Atlanta Ludacris
Hawaii Honolulu Coheed & Cambria
Idaho Boise JJ Grey & Mofro
Illinois Chicago Butch Walker
Indiana Indianapolis Dr. Dog
Iowa Iowa City Gogol Bordello
Kansas Lawrence Sevendust
Kentucky Louisville Alex Clare
Louisiana New Orleans Big Boi
Maine Bangor The Lost Trailers
Maryland Silver Spring Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Massachusetts Boston Wavves
Michigan Detroit Kendrick Lamar
Minnesota Minneapolis Emeli Sande
Mississippi Biloxi Mastodon
Missouri St. Louis Jimmy Eat World
Montana Missoula Halestorm
Nebraska Lincoln The Faint
Nevada Las Vegas The Flaming Lips
New Hampshire Hampton Beach Under the Sun Tour
New Jersey Atlantic City Flogging Molly
New Mexico Albuquerque Sublime with Rome
New York New York City Dierks Bentley
North Carolina Charlotte Molotov
North Dakota Fargo Court Yard Hounds
Ohio Columbus The Mowgli’s
Oklahoma Oklahoma City Chevy Metal
Oregon Portland Minus the Bear
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Rhode Island Providence Guster
South Carolina Charleston Sick Puppies
South Dakota Sturgis Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Tennessee Nashville Colt Ford
Texas Austin Empire of the Sun
Utah Salt Lake City Blackberry Smoke
Vermont Burlington The Gaslight Anthem
Virginia Norfolk Corey Smith
Washington Seattle Pepper
West Virginia Charleston NEEDTOBREATHE
Wisconsin Milwaukee Best Coast
Wyoming Jackson Hole The Hold Steady


“Bud Light’s 50/50/1 is truly a music first,” said Russell Wallach, President of Live Nation Network. “Never before has a brand brought so many shows to so many people on one day. From Alaska to New York, this is an unrivaled opportunity for fans from every corner of the country to see both emerging and established artists, and connect with other passionate music enthusiasts. There’s no denying that August 1 will be an incredible day to celebrate music.”

Tickets for the Dierks Bentley concert in New York City and the Miguel concert in Los Angeles will be available exclusively to Bud Light Music First prize winners.  Fans 21 and older can enter to win* tickets through the Bud Light app (available in the iPhone and Android app stores), Bud Light’s official Facebook page or the interactive Bud Light Music First Myspace hub.  Additional prizes available include Monster DNA Headphones, Live Nation® Concert Cash® and Universal Music Group (UMG) music downloads.  Tickets for select 50/50/1 shows are also available for purchase at 

Bud Light will also be hosting a bonus concert in San Francisco, Calif. on August 1 in order to meet the high demand for live music in the region.  To learn more about Bud Light Music First and the 50/50/1 concerts, visit the interactive Bud Light Music First Myspace hub at

All Bud Light 50/50/1 concert attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Fans can attend the Bud Light 50/50/1 concert in their local market with a valid ticket.

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*Music First Game.  No purchase necessary.  Open to US residents 21+.  Ends 8/15/13.  See Rules at for entry, prizes and details.  Message and data rates may apply.  Void where prohibited.

About Bud Light

Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States.  Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice.  The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment.  For more information, visit

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit

About Myspace

Myspace ( is a place where people come to connect, discover, and share. Showcasing artists and their work, the site gives people access to 53 million tracks and videos—the world’s largest digital music library. With roots in music and social, the platform is built to empower all artists—from musicians and designers to writers and photographers—helping them connect with audiences, collaborators, and partners to achieve their goals. Through an open design, compelling editorial features, and analytics-based recommendations, Myspace fosters a creative community of people who connect around mutual affinity and inspiration for the purpose of shaping, sharing, and discovering what’s next.

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