Chevrolet Signs On As Presenting Sponsor Debuting The All-New 2019 Silverado

Tailgate Fest is excited to announce its debut on September 1, 2018.  This one-of-a-kind event will take place outside of The Forum boasting an impressive first-year line up including Toby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Jana Kramer, Eric Paslay, Parmalee and David Nail.  The festival is the first of its kind and marks LA’s first country music festival.

Chevrolet has signed on as the presenting sponsor and the event will feature the all-new 2019 Silverado.  With more towing technology, advanced safety and customer choices than ever before, it is the most advanced Silverado to date. Attendees can stop by the main Chevrolet display, complete a short survey for a gift and check out the ultimate tailgating line-up including the Silverado, Colorado, Traverse and Equinox.  The first 25 Chevrolet owners to arrive at Tailgate Fest will park in their own “Chevrolet Country” parking spot and receive Chevrolet swag.   

Known for creating themed and immersive events such as LA’s Haunted Hayride, festival co-founder Melissa Carbone is pulling out all the stops turning the tailgate party into the main event.
Tailgate Fest will be an all day extravaganza where fans can listen to the music from the comfort of their vehicle, or kick back in the stage adjacent pool with the pit and pool pass.  They can splash down in a dunk tank,  participate in The Tailgate Cornhole World Championships or the Two Step Honky Tonk.Tickets are on sale now at  For full ticket descriptions and a detailed festival map, visit  For more on the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado visit Tailgate Fest, LLC Team 
Tailgate Fest creator/founder, Melissa Carbone was the founder and CEO of Ten Thirty One Productions, creator of the iconic Los Angeles Haunted Hayride and immersive entertainment attractions throughout the country with a cumulative attendance of over 600,000 tickets sold to her events. She has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Today Show, and Bloomberg, to name a few. Carbone was awarded the Entertainment Visionary Award by CSQ Magazine, was a Keynote Speaker at Music Matters Singapore, and also well known for securing the largest investment in the history of NBC’s Shark Tank. She recently launched her first book Ready, Fire, Aim: How I Turned a Hobby into an Empire which became an October 2017 Business Bestseller, among many other awards. Carbone’s business partner and co-founder, Giancarlo Chersich, is the co-founder/CEO of Empowered Media which operates the Jillian Michael’s brand. Chersich is an investor in Lucky Jack Coffee, Krave Jerky, PopChips, Barry’s Bootcamp, FlyWheel, Thrive Market and AQUAHydrate, to name a few. Carbone and Chersich brought in renowned producer Ford Englerth, owner of Red Rock Entertainment, a subsidiary of Live Nation. Ford is the former head of production for Live Nation for over 20 years and has produced every major festival and show in Southern California including Route 91 Harvest, Lollapalooza, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones and even Kenny Chesney.

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