Plenty of venues are known for the kind of music that plays there. Many of them start out trying to be all things to all people but often end up gravitating to one sound. Eagle River Pavilion, the new kid on the outdoor music venue block, paints a few broad strokes, but is sure to have a fair share of happy middle-aged butts planted in the grassy field this summer.
Michael Franti and Spearhead will stand tall as they kick off the Eagle River Pavilion season on Friday, July 15; Steve Martin will prove he's no jerk by bringing the Steep Canyon Rangers on Saturday, July 23; owners of lonely hearts will be saying "domo arigato" on Thursday, July 28, when Yes and Styx perform; we'll all be wondering if this is love that we're feeling on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with Whitesnake; the lovely Amos Lee will ring his Mission Bell on Wednesday, Aug. 10; dancing queens will rule when the Music of ABBA featuring Swedish group Arrival performs on Saturday, Aug. 13; iCarly goes from the web to the stage when Miranda Cosgrove performs on Tuesday, Aug. 16; Trey McIntyre Project mixes it all up with a performance on Saturday, Aug. 20; Garrison Keillor brings his favorite companion on Friday, Aug. 26; and on Sunday, Sept. 18, Michael McDonald yah mo be here with Boz Scaggs.
If you think a Whitesnake is an albino reptile, don't fret: some cool shows are coming to town for you, too.
According to Knitting Factory operations manager David Smith, the club is working to change its image from a rock and metal-only venue to one that offers a melange of music--including electronic. The Knitting Factory will still host rock and metal, of course, but will start adding some cutting-edge electronic acts to its lineup.
On Tuesday, June 28, demon of dubstep Skrillex will take the stage. The Los Angeles-based electro creator released Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites last year on Mau5trap, electronic wizard Deadmau5's label, to critical acclaim and has become a hot commodity on the electronic scene.
Tickets are $25-$45 and are on sale now at bo.knittingfactory.com.