1. Dave Matthews Band at Alpine Valley
Dave Matthews Band will be playing at Alpine the weekend of July 18th and 19th with opening act Umphreys McGee. The show should be a huge event; Saturday night is sold out and Sunday Alpine Valley tickets are getting pretty scarce as well. The band will be promoting their new album, Big Whiskey and the Groo Grux King, a tribute to the late LeRoi Moore. I am looking forward to the parking lot parties that Alpine is famous for and to hear the bands great new album live.
The game on Thursday the 27th of July is a game I am looking forward to because day games are a great time to tailgate and enjoy the summer weather. It will be one of the last chances to see the Brew Crew before school starts again and the season winds down. The game against the Reds should be an exciting one as the teams are national league central rivals. Hopefully the weather is good and the crew plays well!
British-American rock band Foreigner is playing at the Wisconsin State Fair on the 8th of August. This would be a fun show to go to for a few reasons. First I will enjoy some cream puffs, 10 cent milk and possibly some corn on the cob. After stuffing myself beyond all reason, I will head to the show once I buy some Wisconsin State Fair park tickets. Foreigner has been a secret of obsession of mine and I have loved them since childhood. “I Wanna Know What Love Is” has been my ring tone since I’ve had a cell phone. The show will be a great chance to both get out to the fair and see one of my favorite bands.
Another event that is a little different than all the others that I am going to attend this summer is Phantom of the Opera. It is a greatly popular musical and it is making a stop in Milwaukee during its U.S. Tour. It would be a nice opportunity to see a Broadway musical, right in my own backyard! It would also be a nice way to broaden my horizons and attend a more refined and complex performance.
My fellow parrotheads will be following me out to Jimmy Buffet at Alpine Valley again this year. The show has been a staple in my summer concert lineup for years and I cannot wait. Buffet notoriously brings out a very rowdy crowd of fans who all thoroughly enjoy the parking lot parties and do not hesitate to bring it into the venue. He will be playing on the 29th of August which will be an excellent wrap up of a fun summer.