The Big Barndance - Dublin July 25th & July 26th
The Academy in aid of Focus Ireland present
The Big Barndance
The Irish Garth Brooks Experience – 7 Piece Live Band
Big Dave’s Country & 80’s & 90’s Disco Roadshow
Rodeo Saloon with Bucking Bronco, Shooting Gallery & Games
Dublin City BBQ & Grill
Wagon Wheel Dancers
MC Kenny D!
Full country barndance decor and venue transformation
& 1000+ Country Fans, Lovers & Friends!
Shows: Friday July 25th & Saturday July 26th
The Academy, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Doors: 9pm – 3am. Band on stage at 10pm. Followed by Country & 80’s & 90’s Disco Roadshow
Join us for a celebration of all things country and fun filled for shows on Friday July 25th & Saturday July 26th at one of Ireland’s best venues, The Academy. And most importantly, it’s for charity. In the light of all the Garth Brooks disappointment, we’d like to turn the negative into the positive by promising a great evening of entertainment with a focus on a charity who do great things for the homeless situation in our country – Focus Ireland...
Focus Ireland is a housing and homelessness charity working to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness through the provision of quality services, supported housing, research and advocacy. Founded in 1985 by Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, it works with single adults, families and young people, believing that everyone has a right to a place they can call home, which is safe, secure, affordable and appropriate to their needs.
The Irish Garth Books Experience – 7 Piece Live Band:
Featuring renowned local star Adrian O’Reilly as Garth Brooks, this pulsating live show highlights all the classics; ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’, ‘Friends In Low Places, ‘Baton Rouge’, ‘Shameless’, ‘The River’, and ‘The Dance’, to name a few... Coupled with full venue production and a stunning stage and light show, the performance delivers a spectacle extraordinaire for all in attendance.
With it’s unequalled sound, this tribute act features some of Ireland’s most respected country and western performers. Frank Downey on steel guitar, Barry Conboy on lead guitar, Brendan Reilly on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Tommy Meehan on bass guitar and backing vocals, Padraic Harris on keyboards and Pierre Greijmans on drums, combining to create the ultimate country rock experience!
Big Dave’s Country & 80’s & 90’s Disco Roadshow:
Each night, following on from the live band and taking you through to the wee small hours is superstar DJ (to his Mammy) Big Dave and his Country & 80’s & 90’s Disco Roadshow. The roadshow does what it says on the tin! All the big country music artists and all their hits with a mix of 80’s & 90’s nostalgia, guaranteed to set the dancefloor on fire!
In addition to the great music, there’s an abundance of activity and bits and pieces, including great food and drink deals – Make sure to grab some food at the sizzling summer BBQ before working it off on the Bucking Bronco in the Rodeo Saloon. What more to say? Get your cowboy and cowgirl on!
Tickets €22.90 including booking fee from Ticketmaster nationwide. Phone & internet bookings subject to 12.5% Service charge per ticket / agents €2.15 per ticket. Tickets will also be available at the venue on the night of each event from 9pm. Note: Admission to Big Dave’s Country & 80’s & 90’s Disco Roadshow is included in ticket price or €10 after 12am.
For more information visit: Focus Ireland, MCD, The Academy & Ticketmaster websites.