The Summer Concert Series is “Brighter Than the Sun” in 2012

We feel like a kid in a candy shop… and the candy is an eclectic mix of classic rock, folk, reggae, soul, alternative, and jazz music.

Below is our 25 act line-up for our 10th Outdoor Summer Concert Series, the largest to date in the 1,900-seat amphitheater! Listen to our Summer Concert Series Spotify playlist as you’re scrolling through the great acts that will be hitting the stage this summer.

Enjoy:

The B-52s — Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m.
$43 presale | $ 46 member | $48 public
Rooted in New Wave and 1960’s rock in roll, the B-52s have created their own “guy vs. gals” vocal trademark style, highlighted in their hit, “Love Shack.”

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa EtheridgeFriday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
$75 presale | $78 member | $80 public
Her fourth album in 1993, Yes I Am, featured hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a song that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance.

Jimmy Cliff — Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
$40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
Jimmy Cliff is a Jamaican musician, singer and actor and is best known for songs, “I Can See Clearly Now,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” and “Many Rivers to Cross”, which helped popularize reggae across the world.

Foreigner — Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
$62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
Foreigner is hailed as one of the most popular classic rock acts in the past thirty years, racking up smash hits like, “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero,” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Steve Miller Band — Sunday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
$77 presale | $80 member | $82 public
Producing number one hits like “The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Rock’N Me” and “Abracadabra,” the Steve Miller Band is considered a classic rock legend.

Al Green

Al Green — Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
$68 presale | $71 member | $73 public
An American gospel and soul music singer, Al Green is famous for his 1970’s hit singles, “You Oughta Be With Me, “I’m Still In Love With You” and “Let’s Stay Together.”

Gov’t Mule — Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
$32 presale | $35 member | $37 public
Formed in 1994, Gov’t Mule is a Southern rock jam band created as an Allman Brothers Band side project by Warren Haynes and Allen Woody. The band has produced eight critically acclaimed records in almost two decades.

Emmylou Harris — Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
$48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
With a career that’s sold more than 15 million albums and garnered 12 Grammy Awards, Emmylou Harris has been a major figure in several of America’s musical movements of the past 30 years.

Rufus Wainwright — Sunday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
$40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
Known for his cover of “Hallelujah” and song “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk,” Wainwright’s music retains a distinctive narrative sense and wry wit while adding classic pop.

Huey Lewis & The News

Huey Lewis & The News — Monday, July 2 at 7 p.m.
$70 presale | $73 member | $75 public
Huey Lewis & The News’ brand of straight-ahead rock n’ roll has sold over 20 million albums worldwide with Top Ten hits like, “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Hip To Be Square” and “The Power of Love.”

Brandi Carlile — Sunday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
$40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
A songwriter whose music splits the difference between pop/rock and folksy American, Brandi Carlile is known for her 2007 song, “The Story” and her music has been featured on ABC’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple — Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m.
$54 presale | $57 member | $59 public
Fiona Apple met international acclaim for her 1996 debut album, Tidal, and at the age of nineteen, she received a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single “Criminal” from that album in 1998.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited — Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
$46 presale | $49 member | $51 public
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section (bass and drums) from the legendary group Creedence Clearwater Revival launched the project in 1995 and the new band has taken on a life of its own.

American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band/Del McCoury Band — Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m.
$37 presale | $40 member | $42 public
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s first members performed with jazz pioneers and have passed their music to a younger generation. For the past 50 years, bluegrass legend Del McCoury continues to earn recognition for his take on this genre.

Andrew Bird — Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
$35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
Based in Chicago, singer and violinist Andrew Bird has attracted a following to his unique blend of swing, jazz, rock, and blues music. Bird performed on the score and soundtrack from the 1999 Tim Robbins film, The Cradle Will Rock.

O.A.R.

O.A.R. — Sunday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
$40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
Without any formal marketing, news of O.A.R.’s songs, “That Was A Crazy Game of Poker” and “Night Shift,” spread by word of mouth and their third album debuted at #11 on Billboard.

Lyle Lovett — Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m.
$61 presale | $64 member | $66 public
Lyle Lovett’s Grammy award-winning music is beyond country and his diverse collection of songs mixes gospel, blues, confessional rock, swing and Americana to weave stories with a rare literary talent.

The Head and the Heart — Thursday, August 2 at 7 p.m.
$29 presale | $32 member | $34 public
The Head and the Heart sound like folksy Beatles or Crosby Sills Nash & Young, with their catchy piano melodies side by side with a trio of harmonies, and plenty of hand percussion and foot stomps to make the live show inspiring and fun.

Gavin DeGraw

Colbie Caillat

Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Caillat — Friday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m.
$52 presale | $55 member | $57 public
Gavin DeGraw is currently on Dancing With the Stars and is balancing touring with the ABC show. In his music career, DeGraw’s most recent song, “Not Over You,” landed in the #1 Adult Pop Spot. Colbie Caillat’s third album, All Of You, debuted in the Billboard Top 10 with its single “Brighter Than The Sun” currently hitting the airwaves.

k.d. lang & The Siss Boom Bang — Wednesday, August 8 at 7 p.m.
$55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
The Canada native has won Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her hits, “Constant Craving” and “Miss Chatelaine.” Lang has teamed up over the years with musicians like Tony Bennet, Elton John and Roy Orbison.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals — Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
$35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
A rock band with six albums under its belt, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are like a modern-day version of Tina Turner fronting the Rolling Stones, and their latest album, The Lion, The Beast, The Beat was released this spring.

Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples — Friday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.
$71 presale | $74 member | $76 public
The nine-time Grammy winner known for her song, “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” who Rolling Stone named one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” recently released her 19th album, Slipstream.

Darius Rucker — Wednesday, August 22 at 7 p.m.
$60 presale | $63 member | $65 public
Darius Rucker’s career path veered first into pop as the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish. In 2009, Rucker began his career in country music and has successful singles, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” and “Come Back Song.”

Five For Fighting

Five For Fighting with the Twilight Symphony Orchestra — Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m.
$43 presale | $46 member | $48 public
Singer John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing songs that make an emotional connection, as shown in his breakthrough Grammy-nominated song “Superman” and followed by “100 years” shortly thereafter.

Wynton Marsalis — Wednesday, August 29 at 7 p.m.
$48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed jazz musician who he became the first jazz musician ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for music for his oratorio “Blood on the Fields” and has won Grammys over five consecutive years.

Though we’re announcing the line-up today, tickets for Members-only presale starts at 9 a.m. on April 28 through 5 p.m., May 11. Members save $5 per ticket purchased during the presale. The public ticket sales begin at 9 a.m. on May 12.

Stay tuned for another blog post about the various ways you can purchase tickets!

For additional amphitheater, seating and ticket information, please visit our website.

One thought on “The Summer Concert Series is “Brighter Than the Sun” in 2012

  1. too expensive for any that I want to see. 😦

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