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July 2012 Music Festival Guide

Summer is officially here!  The kids are out of school, the temperatures are really heating up, and the music festival season is upon us.    July is typically one of the biggest months for the increasingly popular music festival scene.  In our 2012 July Music Festival Guide we will tell you about some of the biggest festivals taking place this upcoming month and point out some other interesting festivals you might not have heard of.

Talking about music festivals in July would not be complete if we didn’t at least mention what is dubbed as the World’s Largest Music Festival- Milwaukee Summerfest.  This years edition will include headliners Rascal Flatts, Gary Allen with Rodney Atkins, Kelly Clarkson with Train, Lady Antebellum, The Beach Boys, Tiesto, Iron Maiden, Zac Brown Band, Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson, Aerosmith, and Neil Diamond.

Other major music festivals are the All Good Music and High Sierra Music Festivals.  The AGM Fest will take place over 4 days at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.  The 2012 lineup includes the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Flaming Lips, Bob Weir, and Bruce Hornsby. The HSM Festival will take place at the High Sierra Music Festival Grounds in Quincy California and will include Ben Harper, STS9, Railroad Earth, Galactic, Built To Spill, Toots and the Maytals, Ryan Bingham, Soulive, ALO, Lotus, Delta Spirit, Heartless Bastards, Big Gigantic, The Devil Makes Three, Deer Tick and many more!

One of the festivals you may not have heard of before is Camp Bisco.  This electronic music festival is actually in its 11th year but has really grown recently as the popularity of electronic music has skyrocketed.  Camp Bisco 11 will feature hot acts such as the Disco Biscuits, Skrillex, Amon Tobin Isam, Crystal Castles, Bassnectar, Big Boi, Zeds Dead, Portugal the Man, Lotus, and tons more!

Check out our list below of the top music festivals taking place this July!

July 2012 Music Festival Schedule

Sunday

July 01, 2012

TBA

Freihofers Jazz Festival
Saratoga PAC, Saratoga Springs, NY
Sunday

July 01, 2012

7:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat Doug E Fresh K-Ci and JoJo
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
Tuesday

July 03, 2012

9:00PM

Check Yo Ponytail 2
Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday

July 03, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat Doug E Fresh K-Ci and JoJo
Amway Center, Orlando, FL
Wednesday

July 04, 2012

5:00PM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Thursday

July 05, 2012

TBA

High Sierra Music Festival

High Sierria Music Festival Grounds, Quincy, CA

Thursday

July 05, 2012

5:00PM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Thursday

July 05, 2012

4:45PM

Scream It Like You Mean It Festival
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Thursday

July 05, 2012

TBA

T in the Park (3 day camping pass)
Balado Airfield, Balado,
Friday

July 06, 2012

10:00AM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Friday

July 06, 2012

5:15PM

Scream It Like You Mean It Festival
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Friday

July 06, 2012

4:00PM

80/35 Music Festival
Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA
Saturday

July 07, 2012

10:00AM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Saturday

July 07, 2012

11:00AM

80/35 Music Festival
Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA
Sunday

July 08, 2012

10:00AM

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, MB
Sunday

July 08, 2012

6:00PM

Ghetto Rescue Ffoundation
Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Tuesday

July 10, 2012

6:00PM

America Rocks Tour
Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
Wednesday

July 11, 2012

8:00PM

WoodyFest
City Winery, New York, NY
Thursday

July 12, 2012

8:00PM

WoodyFest
City Winery, New York, NY
Thursday

July 12, 2012

3:30AM

Craven Country Jamboree- Weekend Pass
Craven Country Jamboree Festival Site, Craven, SK
Thursday

July 12, 2012

TBA

Camp Bisco 11
Indian Lookout Country Club, Mariaville, NY
Friday

July 13, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat, Doug E Fresh, K-Ci and JoJo
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
Friday

July 13, 2012

7:00PM

Summerland: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms
Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA
Friday

July 13, 2012

8:00PM

WoodyFest
City Winery, New York, NY
Friday

July 13, 2012

4:00PM

Shockwave Fest: Fear Factory
Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagle Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Friday

July 13, 2012

TBA

Forecastle Festival
Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY
Saturday

July 14, 2012

8:30PM

Tanglewood Anniversary Celebration
Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA
Saturday

July 14, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat Doug E Fresh K-Ci and JoJo
Mobile Civic Center Arena, Mobile, AL
Saturday

July 14, 2012

TBA

Forecastle Festival
Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY
Sunday

July 15, 2012

7:00PM

Gigboss Presents
House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
Sunday

July 15, 2012

TBA

Forecastle Festival
Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY
Tuesday

July 17, 2012

8:30PM

Check Yo Ponytail 2
Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday

July 19, 2012

TBA

All Good Music Festival
Legend Valley, Thornville, OH
Thursday

July 19, 2012

12:00PM

Jamboree In The Hills
Jamboree Park, Morristown, OH
Friday

July 20, 2012

12:00PM

Firefly Music Festival
Dover International Speedway, Dover, DE
Friday

July 20, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival
Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
Saturday

July 21, 2012

7:00PM

Summer Hamfest
Jacobs Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
Saturday

July 21, 2012

4:00PM

Shockwave Fest: Fear Factory
Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Saturday

July 21, 2012

8:00PM

XPoNential Music Festival – Wilco
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
Friday

July 27, 2012

TBA

Soundtown Music Festival – Weekend Pass
Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
Friday

July 27, 2012

12:00PM

Soundtown Music Festival
Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
Saturday

July 28, 2012

12:00PM

Soundtown Music Festival
Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
Saturday

July 28, 2012

3:30AM

Catalpa NYC Festival – Weekend Pass
Randalls Island Park, New York, NY
Saturday

July 28, 2012

8:00PM

Fresh Music Festival: Keith Sweat, Doug E Fresh, K-Ci and JoJo
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
Sunday

July 29, 2012

11:00AM

Catalpa NYC Festival: Snoop Dogg, Girl Talk & Matt and Kim
Randalls Island Park, New York, NY
Sunday

July 29, 2012

2:00PM

Countryfest 2012- Darius Rucker
Innsbrook After Hours, Glen Allen, VA

To get tickets to these and other tickets be sure to check out our concert ticket classifieds or search Tickifieds Direct.

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.