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The Nashville Cartel

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The Nashville Cartel is made up of three veteran performers: Jared Weeks, Bigg Vinny, and Jared Blake.

Jared Weeks is a certified RIAA gold and platinum selling artist with seven Top 10 Billboard hits across multiple charts. He was the founder and front man of the rock band Saving Abel from 2008 to 2013.

Bigg Vinny is a member of the country music duo Trailer Choir, who were signed by Toby Keith. He was also a contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. In addition to his music career, he is a motivational speaker.

Jared Blake was a contestant on the first season of The Voice, reaching the top 4 on Blake Shelton’s team.

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JuJu Rossi

New country artist, JuJu Rossi, is the all-American, hot mess girl next door! Colorful and earthy, confident and authentic, her personality jumps right out of her songs. With a mama from Arkansas and a father from New York, she’s a walking, talking contradiction of t-shirts and high heels, country and pop, grits and glamour.

With roots in the deep south, it was probably always her full circle destiny to wind up in Nashville, TN. Her broad palette of formative influences covers everyone from the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, to Linda Ronstadt and Shania Twain, to Bruce Springsteen and Eric Church. And don’t forget the dancing! Like every other young girl her age, she was completely caught up in the great Britney vs. Christina controversy of 1999, and danced around her bedroom for hours, hairbrush mic in hand. But after attending one year of college in the corn fields of Indiana, she got her parents’ blessing to chase her dream down South to Nashville, where she began writing, performing and recording.

Her new single “Trash Can” is available everywhere now!

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Trailer Choir

Trailer Choir is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Vinny Hickerson and Marc Fortney, known by their respective stage names Big Vinny and Butter. The group signed to Show Dog Nashville, a label owned by Toby Keith, in 2006.

After recording the song "Off the Hillbilly Hook" for the soundtrack to Keith's film Beer for My Horses, Trailer Choir charted the singles "What Would You Say", "Rockin' the Beer Gut" and "Rollin' Through the Sunshine" on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. These singles were followed by an extended play called Off the Hillbilly Hook and an album called Tailgate.

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After acquiring front man Bobby Amaru in 2011, Saliva became infused with new blood, energy, and spirit. The same energy launched Saliva’s career in 2001 with the release, Every Six Seconds – a certified Double Platinum-selling album, containing the hits, “Click Click Boom” and 2002 Grammy nominated, “Your Disease.”

Saliva’s in-your-face, anthemic writing style continued with a certified Gold-selling album Back in to Your System with hits: “Always,” “Raise Up,” and the Nikki Sixx co-written, “Rest In Pieces.”


Tyler Farr

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Authentic and unapologetic, Tyler Farr records songs he would listen to in his truck – windows down, sound up. It just so happens country music fans want to hear the same songs.

Without pandering or compromise, Farr’s powerhouse vocals, real-guy relatability, and willingness to mine emotional themes and personal imperfection resonates with people searching to find themselves in the music that underscores their daily routines and future dreams.

With three No. 1 songs (“Redneck Crazy,” “Whiskey in My Water,” and “A Guy Walks Into a Bar”) and a growing string of hits, they found it in Farr. And like a weathered truck with rusty tail pipes, it can get a little loud and gritty.

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Guest Emcee

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The Tattoos & Tailgates Concert Series is proud to announce Chris Kirkpatrick as our concert emcee and special guest performer of the concerts opening act. Chris was the founding member and countertenor of the 8-time Grammy nominated pop group *NSYNC.

In addition to having 7 TOP 10 hits, he has provided voices for numerous kids shows, including the voice of Chip Skylark on The Fairly OddParents.

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Tickets go on sale May 10th, 2021


VIP Experience

Price does not include taxes or fees

Limited to 100 tickets, from 4 PM to 5:30 PM. It includes:

  • Swag bag with exclusive concert t-shirt, concert poster, and sponsor items
  • Meet and greets with the artists
  • Exclusive acoustic performance

General Admission
$35 presale
$45 at gate

Price does not include taxes or fees

  • General admission allows access to the concert as well as food truck vendors.


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When and where is the Tattoos & Tailgates Concert?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show has been rescheduled for July 22nd, 2021. It will be starting at 5:30 PM at the Oktoberfest Grounds in La Crosse, WI in 2021.

What items are prohibited?

  • Large bags
  • Backpacks
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Coolers
  • Food and drinks
  • Professional recording devices and cameras
  • Glass of any kind
  • Chains
  • Pets
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles
  • Unauthorized, unlicensed, or unapproved vendors

Are there any hotel recommendations?

We recommend the Home2Suites of Downtown La Crosse and the Marriott of Downtown La Crosse.