Event Organizers for Morgan Wallen Concert Friday Outline Measures for Safe And Successful Event
-Concert Attendees Can Enter Venue Six Hours Before Headliner Begins-
MOBILE, AL (November 10, 2021)- Morgan Wallen will headline an impressive concert lineup on November 12 in Mobile at The Grounds. Wallen will be joined by three other of country music’s rising stars, HARDY, ERNEST, and Ashland Craft.
Event organizers for the Morgan Wallen concert this Friday are planning for a safe and successful event, which includes long gate times for concert goers to park and enter the venue.
“Even though our ticket count is 30,000, The Grounds is a massive venue with well over half a million square feet inside the concert site. This is well within the required state fire code of 40,000 for this venue,” said Nathan Baugh, 46 Entertainment. “This cautious amount of attendees for Friday’s concert falls well under the set legal capacity.”
Mobile Police and the Mobile Fire Rescue have worked in tandem with event organizers to ensure that all levels of safety are implemented throughout the evening. The current grandstand at The Grounds will not be used for the concert.
Mobile Police and Mobile Fire Rescue will lead the charge on traffic control and command control of the venue. A large contingent of private security will also be in place.
"As always, from a public safety standpoint, the City of Mobile Police Department will have an operational plan to address any potential criminal behavior or disruption that may occur," said Lawrence Battiste, Executive Director of Public Safety, City of Mobile. "There are no crowd restrictions at this time as it is an outdoor venue. The Mobile Police Department and the Mobile Fire Department are working with the venue organizer to ensure there is an adequate plan to provide for the safety of the citizens of the city."
Parking will begin at noon on Friday, with gates opening at 3 p.m. Ticket holders will be sent a parking map Wednesday that will outline parking options, including 14 acres of space for a $20 charge. Music will begin at 5 p.m. and Morgan Wallen will begin at 9 p.m.
“We have a long door arrival time. This ensures that people can park and move into the venue without feeling rushed,” said Baugh. “We are planning for one of the most successful Mobile concerts in history. We have had detailed safety protocols in place since we announced the Morgan Wallen concert date earlier this fall.”
Premier Productions alongside 46 Entertainment work together across the world as world class event production companies that have planned and managed thousands of events worldwide.
Morgan Wallen staked his claim as Country Music’s next superstar with over 4 BILLION streams, multi-Platinum certifications, and four consecutive chart-toppers. Wallen’s album Dangerous: The Double Album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was the biggest streaming week for a Country album in history. It includes another record-breaking achievement in one of TIME's Top 10 Songs of 2020, “7 Summers” – which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart – as well as 3X PLATINUM Diplo collaboration, “Heartless,” and recent PLATINUM chart-topper “More Than My Hometown.”
“Morgan Wallen is one of the most highly-acclaimed rising stars in country music and we are excited to welcome him to Alabama to be joined with three other talented musicians,” said Shane Quick, Premier Productions. “Mobile is the perfect setting for this amazing fall lineup and concert goers will enjoy a night to remember.”
Also attending is singer and songwriter, HARDY, who was nominated for three 2021 ACM Awards, one of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music, a CMA Triple Play award recipient and a Vevo DSCVR artist. HARDY was named 2020 AIMP Songwriter of the Year has helped write EIGHT #1 singles for artists such as Blake Shelton, Chris Lane, Jameson Rodgers’, Florida Georgia Line, Morgan Wallen and his own first-ever #1, PLATINUM “ONE BEER.”
One of the most sought-after co-writers on Music Row, ERNEST, will also be joining the lineup. He fuses a broad range of influence stretching from Eminem to George Strait, and has scored four #1 smashes with Morgan Wallen’s “More Than My Hometown,” Florida Georgia Line’s “I Love My Country,” Chris Lane’s “Big, Big Plans,” and Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s.”
Accompanying these three male musicians will be Ashland Craft who was named CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021 and Pandora’s Country Artists to Watch 2021.