Date: Oct 18 2019, 7 p.m.
Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley is slated to headline the first ever outdoor concert held at The US Military Academy’s historical football stadium, known as “Michie Stadium.” Presented by West Point Family & MWR and Army West Point Athletics, the Fall concert is scheduled to take place Friday, October 18, during peak foliage in the Hudson River Valley.
After headlining arenas and amphitheaters across the country with his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR, Bentley will be supported by country music star Dustin Lynch while making a stop at the nation’s preeminent leader development institution at West Point. Joined by Cadets, Soldiers, and other Department of Defense leadership, the US Military Academy will host the show to provide morale, welfare and recreation support to the West Point Community and beyond. The whole team seeks to provide world class entertainment commensurate with the level of dedication and hard work that takes place at the Academy.
Parking lots will open at 2:30 p.m., the stadium gates will open at 6:00 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Academy leadership has declared the concert day a “special event” exception to gate policy, all concert goers age 18 or older are required to show a valid government-issued ID card to enter post. Entry points include Stony Lonesome Gate (off Route 9W), Thayer Gate (through Highland Falls), or Washington Gate (off Route 293/Route 218.)
Concessions & Other Rules:
No outside food or drink will be permitted inside the stadium, nor will any type of weapon be permitted on the installation. Stadium tailgating and parking policies will remain consistent with Army West Point Football game days. For a complete listing of rules and available lots, visit armygameday.com. For complete details regarding the Dierks Bentley Concert at West Point October 18, goarmywestpoint.com.
Dierks Bentley Bio:
Pegged as “one of Country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes), Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion overall digital streams. The “ultra-personal material” (Rolling Stone) behind his current single “Living” follows Bentley’s 18th career No. One and ACM award-winning hit “Burning Man,” as he continues to reveal ambitious, complex sounds with lyrics inspired by his own personal journey through the writing and the recording of THE MOUNTAIN. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY nominations. He has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem partnership creating the exclusive lifestyle collection, Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations. “Fans get an all-night sing-along party” (Fresno Bee) on Bentley’s current 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR featuring special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights. Additionally Bentley will team up with Live Nation for his 2nd annual three-day SEVEN PEAKS FESTIVAL in Buena Vista, CO over Labor Day weekend. For more information visit www.dierks.com.
The concert is open to the general public with pre-sale access to West Point employees holding a .edu or .mil email domain beginning Wednesday August 28, 9 a.m. through Thursday, Sept 5, 10:00 p.m. Said employees will receive an email with instructions and promo code access on August 28. The general public on sale begins Friday, Sept 6 at 9:00 a.m. All tickets are available for online purchase only at goarmywestpoint.com/tickets.