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First-Ever Cactus Bowl LIVE!, Presented by Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Pregame Concert to Feature Country Music Duo LOCASH

Dec 01, 2017

Band to headline concert at the Phoenix Convention Center before the Cactus Bowl game at Chase Field

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Country music duo LOCASH will perform a limited-seating concert as part of the first-ever Cactus Bowl LIVE!, presented by Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, pregame event at the Phoenix Convention Center. The show will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, leading into the Oasis Pregame Party and the 29th Annual Cactus Bowl.

The Cactus Bowl college football game features teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences and returns to the prestige of downtown Phoenix at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, where the baseball diamond is transformed into a football field. Tickets for the concert will be sold in conjunction with the bowl game and fans can purchase admittance to both events for as low as $40.

Tickets for Cactus Bowl LIVE! are available at or by calling 480.350.0911. Options for the event include:

  • $40 includesGeneral Admission Concert ticket and Upper Level Cactus Bowl game ticket (exact seat locations subject to availability)
  • $75 includes General Admission Concert ticket and Lower Level Cactus Bowl ticket
  • $150 includesVIP Meet and Greet with LOCASH, Club Level Cactus Bowl ticket, Parking pass (exact seat locations subject to availability)

“We are happy to welcome LOCASH and are looking forward to have them provide our fans with an engaging and entertaining event in downtown Phoenix with the Cactus Bowl LIVE! pregame concert,” said Mike Nealy, Executive Director of the Fiesta Bowl organization. “This new event will be sure to get all the passionate college football fans from across the country ready to go for what is sure to be another great Oasis Pregame Party and Cactus Bowl matchup at Chase Field.”

LOCASH is a country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust. Together, their sound fuses modern country and a classic heartland rock that have earned the band eight charting singles including, GOLD-certified hit, “I Love this Life,” and their No. 1 hit, “I Know Somebody.”

The 2017 CMA nominees for Vocal Duo of the Year have also shared success beyond singing, first breaking into the music scene through songwriting and have written hits for Keith Urban and Tim McGraw.

“We love Phoenix and can’t wait to get the party started at the Cactus Bowl,” said LOCASH. “Country music and college football, it don’t get better than that!”

The VIP Meet and Greet with LOCASH begins at 3:00 p.m. and the show starts at 4:00 p.m. Following the concert, all fans are encouraged to attend the Oasis Pregame Party to enjoy the ultimate tailgating experience, complete with live music, marching bands, interactive games and food right in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Kickoff for the Cactus Bowl is set for 7:00 p.m.

For both the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and the Cactus Bowl, every ticket purchased helps support Fiesta Bowl Charities, which has given $10 million in charitable giving to the Arizona community in the last seven years, including $2.5 million for the 2017-18 season alone.

About the Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl is a world-class community organization that executes innovative experiences, drives economic growth and champions charitable causes, inspiring pride in all Arizonans. As a nonprofit organization, it believes in the importance of community outreach and service. Through charitable giving, the organization strives to enhance Arizona nonprofit organizations that contribute to the success of communities through youth, sports and education. Since 1971, the Fiesta Bowl has worked to increase its footprint across the state and work to benefit Arizonans year round, during and outside of bowl season.

About the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

The award-winning Phoenix Convention Center is one of the largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 900,000 square feet of rentable meeting and exhibition space. Established in 1969 as a department of the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a vital economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre and five parking garages.


LOCASH is a Country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, natives of Baltimore, Maryland, and Indianapolis, Indiana, respectively. With a sound that fuses modern Country and classic heartland Rock with an edgy vocal blend, the independently-minded partners are revered as “one of Nashville’s hardest-working acts” (Rolling Stone) whose live show “has consistently been among the most energetic and entertaining in the country music genre” (Billboard). With two albums and eight charting singles to their credit, LOCASH broke out in 2015 with their gracious GOLD-certified hit, “I Love This Life,” and followed up with the flirtatious GOLD-certified #1 smash, “I Know Somebody” – their first trip to the top of the Country radio airplay charts – and 2017’s fun-loving romantic anthem “Ring On Every Finger.” All three singles were part of their Reviver Records album debut, THE FIGHTERS, which was released in the summer of 2016 to Top 15 success. As songwriters, Lucas and Brust have scored two undeniable hits (Keith Urban’s #1 “You Gonna Fly” in 2011 and Tim McGraw’s PLATINUM-certified “Truck Yeah” in 2012). In 2017, they earned their first round of awards show recognition, nominated at the ACM Awards for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, the CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year (“I Know Somebody”), and the CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year.