Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles to headline 2017 Women's Final Four concert
DALLAS — Grammy-winning country artist Jennifer Nettles of the duo Sugarland will headline the 2017 NCAA Women’s Final Four concert in Dallas. The concert will be held in Tourney Town presented by Capital One just outside of American Airlines Center the night of Saturday, April 1.
A free ticket to the Jennifer Nettles concert will be included for fans who purchase an all-session ticket beginning Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets to all three Women’s Final Four games start as low as $75, so this special ticket package is the perfect gift for the holidays. Concert tickets are limited, so be sure to purchase your game tickets at NCAA.com/WBBTickets. Fans who purchased a ticket to the 2017 Women's Final Four before Dec. 1 can claim their free concert ticket by clicking here. Concert tickets are limited to the number of Women’s Final Four tickets purchased and are first come, first served.
Throughout its 35-year history, the Women’s Final Four has teamed up with several accomplished female artists who have performed in conjunction with America’s marquee women’s sporting event. Nettles will join a list that includes Kellie Pickler, Salt-N-Pepa, Jo Dee Messina, Jewel, Cassadee Pope, Indigo Girls, Kimberley Locke and Danielle Bradbery. Country artist Joe Nichols was the concert headliner in 2010 in San Antonio.
“We are thrilled to be able to include a concert featuring such an accomplished performer like Jennifer Nettles as part of the Women’s Final Four weekend in Dallas,” said Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president, women’s basketball championships. “For our fans to receive a free ticket to the concert along with their game ticket is a significant added value. Jennifer is a nationally acclaimed artist and fan favorite who will put on a great show.”
The lead vocalist for international duo Sugarland, Nettles has become one of the most admired singer-songwriters in music today. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2004, the decorated duo has earned eight No. 1 singles, sold over 22 million records worldwide and collected numerous awards from the Grammys, American Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and CMT Music Awards.
Nettles has won five ASCAP awards for her songwriting abilities and received a Grammy Award, ACM Award and CMA Award for penning the emotionally charged, No. 1 platinum hit, “Stay.” At the 2009 ACM Awards, Nettles was honored with the Crystal Milestone Award for being the first female artist to be the solo songwriter on an ACM Song of the Year since 1972. Leading with her powerhouse vocals and vivacious energy, Nettles has performed with some of the industry’s most iconic figures, including Beyonce, Jon Bon Jovi, Idina Menzel, John Legend, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more.
Adding to her many accolades, in February 2015, Nettles made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago” and joined the cast of the NBC Dolly Parton television biopic “Coat of Many Colors,” which aired to rave reviews in December 2015. Nettles recently hosted the CMA Country Christmas that aired Nov. 28 on ABC.
All-session tickets for the Women’s Final Four, priced from $75 and up, will enable the holder to attend two national semifinal games on Friday, March 31 (6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Central time), the national championship game on Sunday, April 2 (5 p.m. Central time), and the Nettles concert. It will be the first time that Dallas has played host to the Women’s Final Four, with all games played at American Airlines Center.
NCAA tickets may not be offered as a prize in a promotion, sweepstakes or contest, or auctioned for fundraising purposes unless authorized in advance by the NCAA. The NCAA reminds fans that purchasing tickets from secondary unauthorized vendors may result in fraudulent purchases.
For the latest event, volunteer and registration information for the Women's Final Four, visit NCAA.com/WomensFinalFour.