On Saturday, Potter’s set included “Ah Mary,” new single “Stars,” “Paris” and “Medicine” along with covers of Heart’s “Crazy on You” and the Joan Jett & The Blackhearts hit “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The show fell on both Nocturnals guitarist Scott Tournet’s birthday and drummer Matt Burr’s parents’ 50th anniversary. In celebration, the group brought the Burrs onstage at the end of their set. Nodding to their New England roots, Tournet wore a Patriots jersey throughout his set and Potter wore a Patriots jersey for one song before throwing it into the crowd.
Later in the night, McGraw took the stage wearing a Grace Potter & the Nocturnals shirt—the first time he has done so all tour—and Chesney invited Potter our to sing on their hit duet, “You and Tequila.” Potter also remained onstage for the debut of “El Cerrito Place,” a song from Chesney’s new album. Then, Potter handed Chesney one of her Signature Gibson Flying V guitar that she has painted for him herself.
At the end of the Chesney’s show-closing set, Potter, McGraw and the Nocturnals returned for a sing-along version of “Running on Empty.” All the bands and their crew members then took one final bow.
More than 500 fans were arrested or detained during a popular country music festival at Gillette Stadium, including some who were so drunk they were taken to hospitals, authorities said Monday.
“From the holding pens we sent them to the hospital because they started to present medical conditions,” Foxborough Police Chief Edward T. O’Leary said.
Police said they made 102 criminal arrests and put 467 people in protective custody during the two-day Countryfest, which drew approximately 103,000 people. Country stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw headlined the festival.
O’Leary said that the number of arrests easily fits in the “top five” of the most people arrested during an event in the town, but said that comparison would include single-day events.