West Virginia and Tennessee’s season opener in Charlotte, N.C., will include a country flair.
Country recording artist Brad Paisley will play the Inaugural Belk College Kickoff Tailgate Concert the night before the Mountaineers’ Week 1 clash with the Vols.
American Legion Memorial Stadium will host the event on Friday, Aug. 31. But Paisley won’t be alone.
The country music star will be joined by West Virginia’s own Davisson Brothers Band and Tennessee’s Kane Brown.
The concert is a part of Charlotte’s Belk College Kickoff weekend, which will pit West Virginia’s highly-anticipated 2018 group against SEC foe Tennessee.
It’s the third time in five seasons West Virginia will open its season at a neutral site. The Mountaineers faced Alabama at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome in 2014 and Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., in 2017.
How to purchase tickets
Tickets for the Belk College Kickoff Tailgate Concert are available at eventbrite.com and will go on sale at 8 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 9, according to a release.
American Legion Memorial Stadium seats 17,000 and is located two miles west of Bank of America Stadium.