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Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials are excited to announced country star Kenny Chesney will perform there and promises fans will be able to hear him.

"We are thrilled to be hosting Kenny Chesney as part of his 2018 stadium tour," says Tim Zulawski, chief commercial officer, AMB Sports and Entertainment, said in a release. "Kenny is an incredible performer and artist, and we will work very closely with his team to ensure we deliver the best possible show for his fans."

Chesney's Trip Around the Sun Tour with Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay starts April 21 in Tampa and gets to Atlanta on May 26. Tickets will be available starting Oct. 27 at kennychesney.com/events.

"There's nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life's about," Chesney said in a statement. "The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who're coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun lives their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they're given, and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can't wait to see this show hit the road."

Stadium officials vow a better audio experience than the ones many fans experienced during Garth Brooks' recent performance.

"Garth Brooks played the first concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and it was a spectacular show that tens of thousands enjoyed. We have heard some fan concerns about sound quality in certain sections of the upper concourse and sound engineers are looking into that now," a statement said at the time. "We do know that a breaker was tripped that powered speakers in the parts of the upper level for a small amount of time and was resolved."

With plenty of time to get ready between now and May 26, the stadium assures Chesney fans won't miss a note.

Jane Fonda invites you to her birthday party

James Taylor and Carole King will perform at Jane Fonda's upcoming 80th birthday extravaganza, which will benefit the organization she founded here in 1995, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. The event, co-chaired by Wendy Conrad and Ashley Preisinger, with Ginny Brewer and Caroline Tucker serving as patron co-chairs, is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at what is currently known as the Ritz-Carl-ton, Buckhead. As previously reported, the hotel at the corner of Lenox and Peachtree roads in the heart of Buckhead will be rebranded on Dec. 1, so by the time of Fonda's party, it'll be The Whitley.

"By empowering our young people to make healthy choices, we ensure their ability to achieve their full potential in life, unencumbered by teenage pregnancy, enjoying strong physical health, and supported by healthy relationships," GCAPP President and CEO Kim Nolte said.

For information about sponsorship opportunities and tickets, contact Karin Douglas at karin@gcapp.org or see visitgcapp.org/celebratingjane.

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