RO News – let the Summer Music Festivals begin!

Though Summer offically begins June 21, for alot of people Memorial Day marks the beginning of the Summer season, which means outdoor concerts and festivals… here are a few to plan for :

Mountain Jam 2012 The eighth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival will take place at Hunter Mountain, in Hunter, NY from Thursday, May 31, to Sunday, June 3, 2012.

Mountain Jam is a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 50 bands on 4 stages in one of the Northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters. Featuring : The Tedeschi – Trucks Band, Steve Winwood and Government Mule’s tribute to Levon Helm of the Band, Ben Folds Five and more …


Arial Shot of Summerfest Grounds

In 2012, The “World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer event will celebrate its 45thAnniversary from June 27 – July 1 and July 3 – 8.  Since 1968, Summerfest has provided unforgettable live music experiences for fans from around the world. Each year for 11 days, Henry Maier Festival Park comes alive with music from today’s hottest stars, regional favorites and emerging talent. The 23,000 capacity Marcus Amphitheater and 10 additional stages host over 700 bands..

Grammy-award winning Foo Fighters will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Thursday, June 28 at 7:30 pm.

The band has won 11 Grammy awards in the band’s 16-year-career, including winning: Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance and Best Long Form Music Video at the 2012 Grammy Awards for their work on the album Wasting Light.

Tickets for Summerfest 2012 go on sale Friday, May 25 at 10 a.m. and include Summerfest admission.

Sept. 1 and 2 > Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Santigold to Headline Jay-Z’s Made in America Fest in Philadelphia

The Made in America Festival will be held at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 1 and 2. Full lineup: Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Odd Future, Maybach Music Group featuring Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Passion Pit, Santigold, D’Angelo, Miike Snow, Dirty Projectors, X, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Rita Ora, the Knocks and a DJ set by Savoy. Pearl Jam headlines in one of the 3 appearances they have scheduled in the US this year. Before they head off to Europe for the Isle of Wight, Werchter and Main Square festivals, Pearls Jam will play at the De Luna Festival in Pensacola, Florida on September 21st and the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta on September 22nd. Official website:



Twitter: #MadeInAmerica

Austin City Limits Music Festival ~ Oct. 12-14, 2012 ~ Zilker Park, Austin, Texas

ACL Music Festival is a three-day, eight stage event happening in Austin, Texas with 100+ bands and much more.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys and Jack White will headline  Austin City Limits Fest 2012

So which Festivals are you going to this year ?


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