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Thriller at the Miller: Oct. 28 Concert Features Granger Smith/Earl Dibbles Jr., Sean Stemaly, Logan

Igniter Entertainment has announced the first show of its new country music series, Coliseum Nights, coming to the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro. The inaugural show, set for Friday, Oct. 28, will include a headlining performance by Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., along with sets from Sean Stemaly, Logan Wheat and Matt Dillon.

Texas troubadour Granger Smith created his redneck alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. in humorous coordination with the release of his “The Country Boy Song” and its viral music video. The response to the exaggeratedly countrified Earl was such that the persona now splits the headlining bill with Smith.

“We are beyond excited to be bringing this new country music concert series to Murfreesboro and the Middle Tennessee area,” said Jonny Hill, founder and executive producer of Coliseum Nights. “This will be the first show in the series for Coliseum Nights with many more to follow at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum. We are grateful and proud to be in the partnership with this venue, showcasing these artists and everything Middle Tennessee has to offer.”

Hill, also the founder of Lynchburg Music Fest, has a vision for his role in the Tennessee country music scene to include giving developing artists a chance to perform on the same stage as top touring artists.

“Lynchburg Music Fest built a platform and strong network within the music industry,” Hill said, adding that he is excited for the opportunity to execute some high-caliber nights of music and fun in Murfreesboro.

“We look forward to the MTSU student body involvement in this event,” he said.

Gates open for the Oct. 28 concert at 6 p.m. The Tennessee Miller Coliseum is located at 304 W. Thompson Ln. Free parking is available onsite and food and beverages, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, will be available for purchase. Tickets for the all-ages show start at $25.

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