Sunday, May 1, 2011

Summerfest Takes Shape

It's that time of the year, when line-up for Summerfest to fill up. After browsing through their site, I've seen few acts that I might be interested to see.

Wednesday, June 29 2011
Peter Gabriel at the Marcus Amphitheater
Buddy Guy at the Harley Davidson Roadhouse
Meatloaf at the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard

Thursday, June 30 2011
Reo Speedwagon at the M&I Classic Rock Stage

Friday, July 1 2011
Los Lonely Boys at the Harley Davidson Roadhouse
Styx at the M&I Classic Rock Stage
Third Eye Blind at the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard

Saturday, July 2 2011
Maroon 5 at the Miller Lite Oasis

Sunday, July 3 2011
Blue Oyster Cult at the M&I Classic Rock Stage
Jayhawks at the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard
Don Felder at the Potawatomi Bingo Pavilion

Tuesday, July 5 2011
Def Leppard with Heart at the Marcus Amphitheater
Paul Rodgers at the Miller Lite Oasis
Cinderella at the M&I Classic Rock Stage
Indigenous at the Potawatomi Bingo Pavilion

Wednesday, July 6 2011
Black Keys at the Marcus Amphitheater
Peter Frampton at the M&I Classic Rock Stage

Thursday, July 7 2011
Kansas at the M&I Classic Rock Stage

Friday, July 8 2011
Goo Goo Dolls at the Miller Lite Oasis

Saturday, July 9 2011
Meat Puppets at the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

Sunday, July 10 2011
Todd Rundgren at the Potawatomi Bingo Pavilion

Impressive line up! With the exception of Def Leppard, nothing really jumps out on grabs me like Rush and Yes did last year. With the economy the way it is right now, I'm not sure that I want to pay $70 or more for tickets to go see Def Leppard. I've seen Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult and Heart before. My biggest bet is on July 1 to see Los Lonely Boys and Styx since they are playing at different times.


Perplexio said...

There are a few others that jump out at me:

Meat Loaf - That cat can still sing. His voice has held up well.

REO Speedwagon - about 10-20 years ago this would have jumped out at me more. Kevin Cronin's voicehas not held up as well as Meat Loaf's. His voice is shot worse than Roger Daltrey's voice these days.... okay well maybe not quite THAT bad.

Third Eye Blind - I love their debut album but I've heard/read that the studio is Steven Jenkins friend... in other words-- without the neat tricks of the sound engineers his voice doesn't sound near as good.

Blue Oyster Cult - I've heard these guys still put on a solid show. I'd love to hear Don't Fear the Reaper and Burnin' For You live.

July 5th looks like the night to go:
Def Leppard - I have to agree with you on this one.
Paul Rodgers - imho possibly one of the best rock vocalists ever. Free, Bad Company, The Firm, Queen, and his solo stuff. And his voice has also held up quite well (certainly better than Kevin Cronin's has).

Tender Heart Bear said...

I just went and looked at the line up and some that don't look to bad to me are

June 30
REO Speedwagon

July 1
Los Lonely Boys

July 5
Def Leppard
Paul Rodgers

July 7

Some of the other ones are not that bad either but these are the ones that I wouldn't mind going to see.

drewzepmeister said...

If I had it my way, I'd go and see them all! Kinda hard to do when all the headliners are playing at the same time!

I'm going to have to agree about Reo, not because of Kevin Cronin, but the lack of Gary Richrath. To me, his guitar skills were incredible! Besides, I wasn't to keen on their late '80's ballads.

I've seen Blue Oyster Cult back in 2002, when they came to Racine. They DO put out a solid show! I may be persuaded to see them again.

Seeing Paul Rodgers does sound great...

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Peter Frampton!!! I'm there!

Hey, if you're a fan, he's on Facebook and his posts seem heartfelt. Like I think it's really him.

Thirty-fifth anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive. Hard to believe!

Dan said...

Going to the Black Keys and for sure BOC. Maybe see ya there Drew!

drewzepmeister said...

Linda-I do have Peter Frampton on Facebook. He seems to be a cool guy.

Dan-Hope to see you there too!