Tim McGraw to Play Hall of Fame Stadium


The 2016 Concert for Legends will feature music superstar Tim McGraw. He will play at the newly renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Friday, August 5 at 8:00 pm to kick off an exciting weekend in Canton that celebrates the Enshrinement of the Class of 2016. The new all-female trio, Runaway June will open the show.

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame is honored to have Tim McGraw perform at the Concert for Legends. In addition to being a legendary music icon, Tim is also a huge football fan,” Hall of Fame President David Baker stated. Baker was the Commissioner of the Arena Football League when McGraw owned the league’s Nashville Kats.

“It will be a special night with Tim’s music and honoring all the great heroes of the game and our Hall of Fame Class of 2016.”

McGraw, who was named the BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres, also is a noted actor who has had roles in many films including the football themed “Friday Night Lights” and “Blind Side.”

“I love football. It teaches us so much about life, commitment, courage and integrity,” McGraw shared. “I’ll be joining my buddy Brett Favre along with more than one hundred Hall of Fame Gold Jackets and thousands of fans for a celebration of this great game. I can’t wait for it and I’ll see you in Canton.”

McGraw recently co-produced and narrated a documentary, “Favre Returns,” about Class of 2016 finalist Brett Favre. The production was part of the new NFL Network documentary series The Timeline.

The Concert for Legends was added last year to bring added excitement to the spectacular Enshrinement Weekend in Canton that bookends the NFL regular season with the Super Bowl. Aerosmith played to a sold-out crowd in the inaugural Concert for Legends last August.

The Class of 2016 will receive their coveted Gold Jacket at the nationally televised Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner on Thursday night in front an audience of 4,500 fans. Then, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will serve as the venue for three major events on successive nights.

McGraw will be the first event inside the renovated stadium that is part of the $500 million Hall of Fame Village project underway on the Hall’s campus. The night following Concert for Legends, the Class of 2016 will be formally enshrined into the Hall. The NFL will kick off its 97th season in the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, August 7.

Concert for Legends tickets are on sale and may purchased online here or by calling 844-4HOFTIX (844-446-3849). Tickets prices: $40, $60, $80, $130, $180 and $230.OF

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