2022 ACM award winner HARDY. (Provided photo)
HARDY and Bailey Zimmerman will open Birds Nest
The lineup for the 2024 Coors Light Birds Nest is starting to take shape as officials confirmed country music star and 2022 ACM award winner HARDY, and country music’s latest sensation Bailey Zimmerman have committed to perform at the popular four-night concert series, which will take place Feb. 7-10 during WM Phoenix Open week. HARDY and Zimmerman will hit the stage on Wednesday, Feb. 7, with hip-hop recording artist mike. opening the show.
Tickets for this opening night show will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and can be purchased online at CoorsLightBirdsNest.com. The remaining Coors Light Birds Nest lineup will be announced as more artists are confirmed.
“The 2024 Coors Light Birds Nest is coming in hot right out of the gate with two extremely talented, high-energy artists,” said WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman George Thimsen. “This might be the most excited we’ve ever been for an opening night, we can’t wait to watch them kick things off Wednesday under the lights.”
Coors Light Birds Nest general admission tickets will start at $90. VIP tickets and elevated experiences are available starting at $290 each and provide exclusive access to an enhanced VIP area where guests are treated to complimentary food and drinks and access to a premium viewing area for the shows. Organizers encourage fans to buy their tickets early as ticket prices will increase as the event draws closer.
The Coors Light Birds Nest doors will open at 3:30 p.m. each day with its expanded outdoor patio area which will feature more live music, outdoor games, entertainment, and various food and beverage offerings. The special guest opening act will take the main stage inside the 48,000 square foot tent at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night, with the headliners going on stage at approximately 8:30 p.m.
HARDY is a prolific country music artist known for his songwriting and lyrics touching country music fans from all walks of life. He has written songs for Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, and Morgan Wallen. The Big Loud Records' heavy hitter has uncaged a new chapter and soared to new heights with the release of the mockingbird & THE CROW, his critically acclaimed half-country, half-rock sophomore album, adding to over 2 billion career streams. The 17-track effort debuted in the top five all genre on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and kinged seven additional Billboard charts in its first week, including Top Country Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Album Sales. A three-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, HARDY is the reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year, the 2022 BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and a two-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has written 12 #1 singles since 2018, including his own double platinum #1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, and chart-topping, platinum Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me.” He's previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more.
HARDY is a prolific country artist and songwriter known for his award-winning lyricism that touches country music fans from all walks of life. He has written songs for Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, and many more, with 13 chart-topping singles and counting as a songwriter. The Big Loud Records heavy hitter has uncaged a new chapter and soared to new heights with the release of the mockingbird & THE CROW, his critically acclaimed half-country, half-rock sophomore album, adding to over 3 billion career streams. The 17-track effort debuted in the top five all genre on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and kinged seven additional Billboard charts in its first week, including Top Country Albums, Top Rock Albums, and Top Album Sales.
A three-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, HARDY is a 5X ACM Award winner, including the 2023 inaugural ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Year award, is the reigning BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and a three-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. HARDY has three No. 1s as an artist-and counting: double platinum #1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, game-changing platinum Lainey Wilson duet “wait in the truck,” and platinum Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me.” HARDY has previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and is touring now on the arena leg of his sold-out headline the mockingbird & THE CROW Fall Tour.
Bailey Zimmerman has surged to the forefront of 21st century country music with the release of Religiously. The Album., which arrived as not only the biggest all-genre streaming debut since 2021 but also the biggest streaming country debut of all time. Deriving its name from his rapidly rising current country radio single, “Religiously,” the LP entered at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 7 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. Zimmerman’s back-to-back 2x Platinum singles "Fall in Love" and "Rock and A Hard Place” both hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and have now tallied more than 1.5 billion global streams between them. Religiously. The Album. and Zimmerman’s record-shattering debut EP, Leave The Light On, propelled the breakout superstar to close out 2022 as the year’s only country artist to receive two Platinum Certifications from the RIAA and prompted Billboard to name him as their No.2 Top New Country Artist and No. 4 Top New Artist overall. The 2023 ACM Awards New Male Artist of the Year nominee and CMT Music Awards multi-nominee has ignited television audiences across the country with show-stopping performances on Good Morning America, TODAY, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, and incited critical applause from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and many more.
Opening the Wednesday night show is hip-hop artist mike. (Born Michael Francis Seander), whose musical journey started in 2012 while recovering from surgery at Duke university, where he was an All-American pitcher. He went from making songs in his dorm room to building a loyal fan base independently & playing nearly 500 shows as Mike Stud over the past eight years, and in the last two years has been building a new sound as mike. His first rise to fame came with the release of his viral single "College Humor", which he recorded on GarageBand ironically while he was a relief pitcher at Duke University. Wanting to make something completely unique to him, mike. combined his love for catchy melodies & feel-good song writing with modern bounces to make something that feels nostalgic & new at the same time. The sound is hard to categorize or fit into a genre, but easy on the ears & good for the vibe.
The Coors Light Birds Nest is located directly across from the main WM Phoenix Open tournament entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road. The entertainment venue opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Headline acts will take the main stage each evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. The Coors Light Birds Nest is a 21-and-over venue. For more information about the Coors Light Birds Nest visit www.coorslightbirdsnest.com.