More Than 100 People Arrested at Kenny Chesney’s Stadium Concert – Anyone who has had the priveledge to see Kenny out at Verizon knows that it IS a party. It’s all fun until somebody gets arrested.
At least 114 people were arrested Saturday (Aug. 15) at Kenny Chesney’s concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., near Boston. According to the Boston Globe, another 228 were taken into protective custody at the New England Country Music Festival. Most of the offenses involved underage drinking. The police crackdown stemmed from Chesney’s concert there last year when two women were killed in an automobile accident after a day of tailgating on the parking lot. Neither of the victims had tickets to the concert. Chesney’s shows at Gillette Stadium have sold out for five consecutive years. Saturday’s concert also featured Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry and Miranda Lambert. More than 56,000 people attended the event.