With blockbuster movies hitting the multiplex and the school year winding down that can only mean one thing: summer is here.
To get ready, Live Nation Entertainment recently polled concertgoers about what they most like about the summer concert season. Here were the top five answers:
5. The energy of a crowd of like-minded fans;
4. Watching a show outside, underneath the stars;
3. Hanging out with friends at a show;
2. Enjoying a show in a relaxed atmosphere;
… and the top thing music fans like most about summer concerts:
1. Seeing their favorite/artist band.
There promises to be something for everyone to see under the stars this summer with the following Sleep Train Amphitheatre line-up:
July 19: Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky with special guests B.O.B., Trinidad Jame$ and Joey Bada$$, 6 p.m.
July 20: Slightly Stoopid and Atmosphere with special guests Tribal Seeds and The Grouch & Eligh, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 3: Sublime with Rome and 311, plus Cypress Hill, Pennywise, G. Love & Special Sauce, 5 p.m.
Aug. 4: One Direction, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 11: Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diaries 2013, 7 p.m.
Aug. 27: Lil Wayne with T.I., 2 Chainz and G-Eazy, 7 p.m.
Sept. 6: Dave Matthews Band with special guest Gary Clark Jr., 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 14: Operation Kick Ass Fest 2013 with Avenged Sevenfold, VOLBEAT, HIM, Halestorm, All That Remains, Device, Airbourne, Attika 7, Hell Or Highwater, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 15: Operation Kick Ass Fest 2013 with Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, New Politics and additional artists, 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 20: 91X-Fest featuring Blink-182, 30 Seconds to Mars, Silversun Pickups, The Dirty Heads, Fitz & the Tantrums and additional artists (11 bands total), 3 p.m.
Sept. 22: Depeche Mode with special guest Crystal Castles, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 28: Keith Urban with special guests Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: John Mayer with special guest Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 5: Honda Civic Tour featuring Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane, 7 p.m.
Oct. 27: Zac Brown Band with special guest Dugas, 7 p.m.
Besides these highly anticipated shows, fans can look forward to a host of new concessions and other amenities at Sleep Train Amphitheatre this summer. Among the additions are popular food trucks, craft beers, an upgraded wine selection, value concessions and a new viewing deck.
For cost conscious fans, concertgoers can now bring in their own food (in a one gallon clear sealable baggies) and water (one sealed plastic bottle, 20 oz. or less, per guest).
For more information, visit the website at www.livenation.com.