Pat Green joins 2017 Women's Final Four concert lineup

DALLAS - Hours before the national championship game of the 2017 Women's Final Four in Dallas, Grammy-nominated Texas country artist Pat Green will perform a concert on stage at Tourney Town presented by Capital One outside the American Airlines Center. The opening act will take the stage at 2:30 p.m. Central time Sunday, April 2, followed by Green at 3:15 p.m.

The free concert will feature Green, the poster child of Texas music whose hits include "Wave on Wave" and "Let Me." His list of career achievements includes over 2 million albums sold, three Grammy nominations and a sold-out concert at the NRG Astrodome in Houston.

His latest independent album, "Home," features his first set of original songs in several years and directly speaks to the hardcore fans who have been with him since the beginning. "Home" includes ringing acoustic guitars, slippery steel and Dobro, wailing fiddles and heartfelt, personal lyrics.

Opening for Green will be DJ Shawna. Shawna Nicols, a former Wisconsin women's basketball student-athlete, will start things at 2:30 p.m.

Green's show will be the second of two free concerts in Dallas during the upcoming Women's Final Four. Grammy-winning country artist Jennifer Nettles of the duo Sugarland will headline a concert Saturday, April 1, also on the Tourney Town stage. Doors open for the Nettles concert at 7 p.m. Central time.

A free ticket to the Nettles' concert continues to be included for all fans purchasing an all-session ticket to the Women's Final Four. Tickets to all three games start as low as $99 and are available at ncaa.com/wbbtickets. Two national semifinal games will be played at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Central time Friday, March 31. The national championship game will tip off at 5 p.m. Central time April 2. It will be the first time that Dallas has played host to the Women's Final Four. All games will be played in American Airlines Center.

"To be able to bring together the strong one-two punch of Jennifer Nettles and Pat Green for free concerts over a 20-hour period during Women's Final Four weekend is exciting for all involved," said Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president of women's basketball championships. "Both have loyal fan followings that will bring significant added value to tickets for the games and for the overall fan experience." 

For the latest event, volunteer and registration information for the Women's Final Four, visit ncaa.com/womensfinalfour.