Only a couple hours after the President of the Minnesota Twins, David St. Peter agreed to the personal lunch and stadium tour for our last trade, my good friend Tony Winkler and I were having lunch and talking about The Last Ride Band. Their band is quickly gaining a following and without knowing about the new item up for trade, Tony started telling me about a new “Twins” song he had just finished writing with well-known singer/songwriter Reynold Philipsek. Tony has generously supported Mind The Future since 2004 and had already been interested in making a trade at some point so when I told him about the David St. Peter lunch, we were both surprised by the perfect opportunity for him to pitch the song. Knowing Tony, I knew this was going to be a big trade…
So Trade #15 is a big leap for the Big Trade Up. Tony agreed to trade a 4-night round-trip package to the CMA Country Music Festival (June 10-13th, 2010) in Nashville, TN. This $2,000+ package includes an airfare allowance for two, four nights lodging at the famous Opryland Hotel and two “floor seat” tickets to see Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts and many more artists over the four big nights at LP Field. This “BIG TICKET” package is a country music fan’s dream as it also includes VIP access to daily concerts at Riverfront Park, a ticket to the Grand Ole Opry matinee, a ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame, a tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium, a flatboat ride inside the Delta Atrium at the hotel, autograph opportunities, block parties, the list goes on and on… This four-day festival is possibly Nashville’s biggest event with over 400 country artists and celebrities attending.
In addition to this trade, Tony Winkler and The Last Ride Band put on a great show to a packed bar of Big Trade Up supporters at Dixie’s on Grand over the weekend. Thank you to everyone for coming out and thanks again to Tony Winkler for this exciting CMA Country Music Festival trade. Like all of our trades, we have absolutely no idea who will step up next. If you are interested in this amazing trip, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.