HENRY MAIER FESTIVAL PARK
John and I talked about Milwaukee's Summerfest on our Minnesota Music Festivals Podcast, but it ended up on the cutting floor because of: (1) It's not Minnesota, and (2) It was confusing with "Somerset, Wisconsin": Soundtown (in Somerset) and Summer Set (again, in Somerset).
Summerfest is certified by the Guinness World Records, the festival is "The World's Largest Music Festival" (based on its 75-acre coverage). Yes, bigger than Glasto.
Lineup for their last day:
No Quarter - Led Zeppelin Trib.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Jacob Martin Band
The Fatty Acids
7TH STREET ENTRY
Pledge Empire Records
Still recovering from the July 4th holiday?
The party is just getting started with Pledge Empire Records' homecoming The Greater Good Tour show at 7th Street Entry*.
Based in the Twin Cities, Pledge Empire Records describes themselves as "The People's Label" as 'The Best Independent Label in the World'!
Trinh And Amos
Even though I could never spell Sarah McLachlan's name, she is one of my favorite musician.
McLachlan is currently in the USA on her tour in support of her latest album Shine On, out now on Verve Records.
Jul. 5, 2014 Chicago, IL Ravinia
Jul. 6, 2014 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Jul. 8, 2014 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
Jul. 9, 2014 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
Jul. 11, 2014 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
Jul. 12, 2014 Detroit, MI Meadowbrook Music
Jul. 13, 2014 Toledo, OH Zoo Amphitheatre
Jul. 14, 2014 Lewiston, NY Artpark
Jul. 16, 2014 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga PAC
Jul. 18, 2014 Bangor, ME Waterfront Pavilion
Jul. 19, 2014 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul. 20, 2014 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 22, 2014 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Jul. 23, 2014 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Jul. 24, 2014 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center
Jul. 26, 2014 Vienna, VA Filene Center
Jul. 27, 2014 Charlottesville, VA nTelos Wireless
Jul. 29, 2014 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Jul. 30, 2014 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amph
Aug. 1, 2014 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
Aug. 2, 2014 Austin, TX ACL Live
Aug. 3, 2014 Dallas, TX AT&T Performing Arts
THE VARSITY THEATER
Veruca Salt w/ Battleme
Possibly one of my favorite moment this year was when I was told that Veruca Salt reformed! Yes, that's right, the original team (Nina, Louise, Steve, and Jim) are back together, recording new music and will be heading out on tour!
It has been a long, long time, but I absolutely cannot wait to hear their classic songs "Seether", "Get Back", "All Hail Me", "Spiderman '79" -- heck, play the whole American Thighs album live, I'm on board all the way!
Opening up for VS is Battleme, which Emily described as looking like "the lovechild of Joseph Arthur and Frank Zappa."
07/10/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
07/11/14 Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
07/12/14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/13/14 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/14/14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/21/14 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
07/22/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
07/24/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
07/25/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/26/14 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall