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2012 Hangout Music Festival Revealed

The Hangout Music Festival, often referred to as the nation’s largest beach party, recently announced the lineup for the 3rd annual event in 2012.  This 3 day music festival will take place on May 18th through the 20th at Gulf Shores Beach in Gulf Shores Alabama.and will once again feature some top notch entertainment.  Headliners include the uber popular Dave Matthews Band and Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Other major acts slated to take the stage include Jack White of the White Stripes, The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Skrillex, former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, Dispatch, and The Flaming Lips.  Special performances include The String Cheese Incident performing two sets and the Flaming Lips performing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. hangout festival 2012

2012 Hangout Festival Lineup

Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, The String Cheese Incident, Wilco, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, Chris Cornell, Dispatch, Steve Winwood, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mac Miller, Flogging Molly, Coheed & Cambria, Paul Oakenfold, G. Love and Special Sauce, Randy Newman, Young the Giant, Dr. Dog, Cage the Elephant, Dawes, Alabama Shakes, M. Ward, Yelawolf, Switchfoot, Rebelution, Julian Marley, Zeds Dead, Mavis Staples, Shpongle, Gary Clark Jr., Allen Stone, Big Freedia, The Devil Makes Three, Paper Diamond, Futurebirds, Tribal Seeds, Hey Rosetta!, Sleeper Agent, The Lumineers, Archnemesis, Rich Aucion, Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns.

This relatively new festival has made some major waves (no pun intended) since it’s inception in 2010.  This festival is unique in it’s ability to combine a traditional music festival with a true beach experience.  The Hangout Music Festival is quickly becoming one of the top destination festivals in the country on par with the likes of Bonnaroo and Coachella.  The first batch of tickets to this event recently went on sale and sold out in less than 3 hours.  So if you haven’t already gotten tickets to this event you better do so quick.

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Top Weekend Events August 5 – 7

 Wow, can you believe it’s August already??  What happened to July?

As people soak up the last month of summer, fans are still coming out for all the hot concerts and sporting events.

Phish, once again, holds the top position.  Phish like Dave Matthews Band are pretty much the epitome of summer tour bands.  They are to be expected.

According to Redbook Magazine, Taylor Swift was the top concert people wanted to see this summer.  Her concert sales, even on the secondary ticket marketplace certainly correlate with this.

The Vans Warped Tour is on the list again for their Denver tour dates.  Some of the notable bands playing at Invesco Field include A Day to Remember, Against Me!, Attack Attack!, Gym Class Heros, Less Than Jake, Relient K, The Devil Wears Prada, The Expendables and We Came As Romans.

Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park is another big draw this weekend.  The top headliners for this weekend’s tour include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse.  Other tops acts playing in Perry Farrell’s 20th anniversary vision include My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, OK GO, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Manchester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, City and Colour, Cults, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses and more.  Chicago is the place to be this weekend for music lovers.

The Gipsy Kings music has been described as “Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk.”  The band started in Southern France in the 1970’s and have been rising in popularity ever since.

Once again, the European soccer teams have shown up again on the top weekend list.    Like Manchester United and Real Madrid earlier this summer, expect  FC Barcelona to show the American team who the real soccer champs are.  Fans are still very excited to have these matches on their home turf and are wanting to see them live.

 

Top Weekend Events August 5th -7th

1.)   Phish, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA  –  Saturday, August 6th

2.)   Gipsy Kings, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, Woodinville, WA  – Sunday, August 7th

3.)   Taylor Swift, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, August 6th

4.)   Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

5.)   Katy Perry, LA Nokia Live, Los Angeles, CA – Friday, August 5th

6.)   Vans Warped Tour, Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, CO – Friday, August 5th

7.)   Janet Jackson, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ – Saturday, August 6th

8.)   Sade, United Center, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

9.)   Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL – Friday, August 5th

10.) FC Barcelona vs. Club America Soccer, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX – Saturday, August 6th

 

Lollapalooza 2011 – 20th Anniversary

One of the greatest things about summer in the past decade or so has been the great summer festivals.   Lollapalooza is one in particular always stands out for it’s amazing line-up and fantastic backdrop.  Not many large cities have the capabilities to host large scale musical events.  Thankfully, Chicago can in Grant Park with the skyline at one background and Lake Michigan as the other.  The festival is scheduled to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago until 2010.

Between August 3 – 6, Chicago will once again host some of the biggest acts around, as it has since 1995.  Lollapalooza originally started in 1991, and had changed and morphed into a single city, multi-day, musical extravaganza.  Originally conceived by Jane’s Addictions Perry Farrell, this year is the 20th anniversary of the legendary festival.  Lollapalooza has featured a wide range of popular bands and launched the popularity of many including: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, The Cure, Primus, The Killers, Rage Against the Machine, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, Alice in Chains, Tool, Hole, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Strokes, Lady GaGa and the Starlight Revue, and Green Day.

The top headliners for 2011 include Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay and Muse.  Also scheduled to perform at Lollapallooza 2011 are My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, Cee Lo Green, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, The Cars, Ween, Bright Eyes, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, Deftones, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Death from Above 1979, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Flogging Molly, Atmosphere, Cold War Kids, Lykke Li, Cage the Elephant, OK GO, Local Natives, The Kills, White Lies, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club, Ellie Goulding, Delta Spirit, Beats Antique, The Mountain Goats, Sleigh Bells, Manchester Orchestra, Smith Westerns, Best Coast, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Drums, Black Lips, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, City and Colour, Cults, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses and more.

Electronic and DJ acts appearing on the Perry’s stage include Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Kid Cudi, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Afrojack, Modselektor, Skrillex, PerryEtty vs Chris Cox, Chuckie, The Glitch Mob, Busy P, Joachim Garraud and more.

So, there is certainly something for everyone!

If you don’t feel like going to a crowded outdoor festival, festival organizers have booked nearly 30 club concerts throughout the Windy City.  Local club owners are very thankful for official performances sanctioned by Lollapalooza as they funnel some vital summer business off-site to local clubs.  Some of the bigger after hours shows include the Cold War Kids at the Metro, Death from Above 1979, Afrojack and the Arctic Monkeys.

The first weekend in August in Chicago should be an excellent and hectic time for those that love music.

Milwaukee Summerfest Heats up June 29th – July9th

Summerfest11 days, 11 stages over 700 bands.  That is just a brief summary of the Milwaukee Summerfest, the “Big Gig”. Every summer, usually around July 4th, droves of fans travel to Henry Maier Festival Park on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take part in the annual “World’s Largest Music Festival” as dubbed by Guinness World Records in 1999.  Summerfest usually has crowds of about 800,000 – 1,000,000 people over the 11 days to see amazing, headlining acts.  This has been an annual tradition since 1968.  The line-up is a who’s who of popular and familiar bands.  The bands range from Pop to Country to Hip Hop to Rap and everything in between.  There is absolutely something at Summerfest for everyone. What’s even better is that shows are “free” with purchase of admission of $8 – 15.  The headlining acts at the Marcus Amphitheatre are an additional cost however. There are also comedy shows and extreme sports exhibitions.  All in all, it’s a pretty outstanding deal.  If you’ve never heard, for been to Summerfest for that matter, you really should.

This year the opening headliner is Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra.

The exceptionally remarkable line-up is as follows, but please keep in mind that this is a very small sampling of the bands performing at the event.  The headlining act of the day is bolded.

Wednesday, June 29th

Matisyahu

Buddy Guy

Jack’s Mannequin

Meat Loaf

Saving Abel

Max Weinberg Experience

The Right Now

David Seebach’s Wonders of Magic

Hot Sauce

Thursday, June 30th

Kanye West with special Guest Kid Cudi

Better than Ezra

Owl City

Panic! At the Disco

Neon Trees

George Clinton

REO Speedwagon

Blackberry Smoke

Wanda Jackson

Jeanna Salzer Band

Friday, July 1st

Toby Keith with special guest Eric Church

Girl Talk

Los Lonely Boys

Los Lobos

Anberlin

Third Eye Blind

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Taj Mahal

I’m Not a Pilot

Friday, July 2nd

Jason Mraz with special guest Guster

Maroon 5

Stephen Marley

The Airborne Toxic Event

Loretta Lynn

Phil Vasser

Hinder

Cowboy Mouth

The Invaders

Saturday July 3rd

Kid Rock with special guests Sheryl Crow, Leroy Powell and the Messengers

Rise Against

Ben Harper

Taking Back Sunday

Blue Oyster Cult

Jayhawks

Fuel

Urge Overkill

Tuesday, July 5th

Def Leppard with special guest Heart

Paul Rodgers

Wiz Khalifa

Young the Giant

Switchfoot

Cinderella

The Wailers

My Darkest Days

Wednesday, July 5th

The Black Keys with special guests Florence + the Machine and Cage the Elephant

O.A.R.

Morris Day and Time

Tonic

Peter Frampton

Danny Gokey (from American Idol Season 9!)

Sick Puppies

Thursday, July 7th

Katy Perry with Marina and the Diamonds

Here Come the Mummies

Michael Franti

G. Love & the Special Sauce

Edwards Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Kansas

Finger Eleven

Yoder Mountain String Band

Friday, July 8th

Jason Aldean with special guests Chris young and Thompson Square

Goo Goo Dolls

Dropkick Murphy’s

Crash Kings

Leon Russell

Parachute

Michelle Branch

Sevendust

Saturday, July 9th

Britney Spears with special guests Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo

Dashboard Confessional

The Flaming Lips

Meat Puppets

Alkaline Trio

America

The BoDeans

Buckcherry

De La Soul

Sunday, July 10th

Sugarland with special guest Sara Bareilles

311

The Bravery

Amos Lee

Hollywood Undead