Joe Nichols to Headline at GIE+EXPO 2016 Concerts

Sponsorships by Dixie Chopper and Nissan Commercial Vehicles Bring Free Concerts to Attendees

(Louisville, KY, March 15, 2016) - GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America attendees will be treated to three nights of free, top-notch entertainment, featuring Party Rock band The Crashers; ambitious country singer Brooke Eden; contemporary country artist Joe Nichols; Louisville pop/rock cover band, Wax Factory; and Kirby’s Dreamland, an up-and-coming classic rock band, thanks to sponsors Dixie Chopper and Nissan Commercial Vehicles. The two tradeshows will be co-located in Louisville Oct. 19-21, 2016.

“The top-notch entertainment during GIE+EXPO is something attendees really enjoy. Our sponsorship of the concerts gives attendees an excellent opportunity to learn more about our commercial line of zero turn mowers,” said Chris Vernon, Vice President and General Manager of Dixie Chopper. “We look forward to continuing our sponsorship for many years to come.”

Each year the concert series draws thousands of show participants for after-show-hours entertainment.

“We’re excited to have Dixie Chopper and Nissan Commercial Vehicles on board again this year as concert sponsors,” said Warren Sellers, show director. “With their support we’ve planned a dynamic lineup of entertainers that will allow attendees and exhibitors alike to continue the networking and camaraderie beyond the tradeshow floor.”

GIE+EXPO Concerts
Sponsored by Dixie Chopper
Nissan Commercial Vehicles Stage
4th Sreet Live! in downtown Louisville

Wednesday, October 19, 8 p.m.
Headliner: The Crashers

Thursday, October 20, 8 p.m.
Opening Act: Brooke Eden
Headliner: Joe Nichols

Friday, October 21, 8 p.m.
Opening Act: Kirby’s Dreamland
Headliner: Wax Factory

Back at GIE+EXPO for a third year by popular demand, The Crashers, formed in 2008, have established themselves, both regionally and nationally, as THE band to see. They've performed all over the country, leaving crowds wanting more, from the Super Bowl (as the official pre-game band for NBC at Super Bowl XLVI) to rockin' it out as the backing band for national artists like Luke Bryan and Kid Rock.

Brooke Eden is a bold country singer who draws much of her inspiration from her blue collar roots. Her latest album, titled “Daddy’s Money,” is a brazen account of her rags-to-riches story. Her record label has developed country music superstars like Jason Aldean, Thompson Square and Dustin Lynch.

Four-time Grammy nominee and AMA Top New Male Vocalist, Joe Nichols has quickly established himself as a talented artist who honors the deep roots of country music but adds a contemporary twist. Nichols has toured with superstars like Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Luke Bryan. His Billboard-charting songs include “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” “The Impossible” and “What’s a Guy to Do.”

Kirby’s Dreamland is a rock band devoted to making sure their audience has a good time. They play a variety of covers, originals and genres, and their shows have been highlighted as a fun time for all ages.

Pop/rock band Wax Factory is comprised of four seasoned musicians whose objective is to deliver an intense live performance that is fresh and energetic. With favorite songs from yesterday and today on their set list, this dynamic group performs a diverse selection. Attendees can expect to dance along to a variety of music ranging from Queen and Fleetwood Mac to Madonna and Katy Perry.

For more Information & Registration
GIE+EXPO's 2016 dates are Wednesday, Oct. 19, Dealer Day and Oct. 20-21 for all industry participants. The annual event is sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Inc. (OPEI), Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) and National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). HNA is sponsored by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).

For information: www.gie-expo.com. Other contact points: Facebook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Twitter @GIE_EXPO and 800-558-8767/812-949-9200.


GIE+EXPO is Sponsored By:

  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
  • Professional Grounds Management Society
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GIE+EXPO 2019 – October 16-18, 2019
GIE+EXPO 2020 – October 21-23, 2020
GIE+EXPO 2021 – October 20-22, 2021


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