A few major seasonal U.S. festivals, including Rothbury and Summerfest, are wrapping up over the holiday weekend concluding July 6, as compiled by TicketNews....

A few major seasonal U.S. festivals, including Rothbury and Summerfest, are wrapping up over the holiday weekend concluding July 6, as compiled by TicketNews.

This year’s Rothbury Festival will be going down from July 2-5 at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, MI. The four-day jam band extravaganza, now entering its second year, features headline performances from The Dead (making their only summer appearance), Bob Dylan and His Band, and The String Cheese Incident (making their only 2009 appearance), as well as top-billed sets from Willie Nelson, The Black Crowes and more.

The final week of Summerfest is upon us, with the 11-day festival winding down July 5 in Milwaukee, WI. The last six headline acts take the stage through the weekend at the city’s Marcus Amphitheatre, picking up tonight (June 30) with a double-header from classic rock greats Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire. The week’s other top acts are Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson (July 1), No Doubt (July 2), Kenny Chesney (July 3) and The Fray (July 4). Hard rocker-turned-country crossover Kid Rock closes out the annual festivities on July 5.

The summer festival season continues this week as the 15th annual Essence Music Festival hits the Superdome in New Orleans, LA, over the Independence Day weekend. Beyoncé is the weekend’s main headliner, kicking off the three-day event on July 3. Maxwell takes the main stage on July 4, followed by Frankie Beverly & Maze on July 5. Other main acts at the cultural and musical celebration include John Legend, Anita Baker, Lionel Richie, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Al Green and more.

Hot sibling trio Jonas Brothers headline this year’s Stadium of Fire on July 4 at Brigham Young University’s Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT. Meanwhile, rock legends Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood perform their final scheduled concert together for the season this evening (June 30) at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Finally, the summer may just be starting, but the touring season is ending (at least temporarily) for Bad Company, which has just three shows left in July. The band takes the stage with the Doobie Brothers on July 1 at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI, and July 2 at CMAC in Canandaigua, NY, before going solo for the closing show on July 4 at Resorts International in Atlantic City, NJ.

“Last Chance” information is compiled at the beginning of the week, based on touring acts whose current itineraries are closing over the course of that week. The availability of tickets for Last Chance events depends on primary and secondary seller inventory, and may vary as tickets are sold in the days leading up to each event.


Last Event DateEvent
June 30Kiss Old School Fiesta
June 30The Wiz
June 30Summerfest: Chicago with Earth, Wind & Fire
June 30Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
June 30War & Average White Band
July 1Houston Rockets
July 1Eric Benet & Boyz II Men
July 1MGMT
July 1Disco Biscuits
July 1DJ Quik
July 1Summerfest: Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson
July 1Femi Kuti
July 1Jamie Cullum
July 1Bill Callahan
July 1Reasons To Be Pretty
July 2Eddie Vedder
July 2AT&T National
July 2Rothbury Festival
July 2Blithe Spirit
July 2Three Girls and Their Buddy
July 2Micky & The Motorcars
July 2Jonathan Richman
July 2Soul Asylum
July 2The Judds
July 2Doobie Brothers & Bad Company
July 2Bluegrass Nights: Ricky Skaggs
July 2Summerfest: No Doubt
July 2Celtic Woman
July 2Boyz II Men & Eric Benet
July 2Livingston Taylor
July 2Duff Mckagan’s Loaded
July 3Eek A Mouse
July 3Wayne Shorter
July 3Martin’s Intl. Cult 3 Day Pass
July 3Canova Fest: Little Texas
July 3California Music Fest
July 3Gold Cup Soccer
July 3Pocket Change
July 3Chuck Brown
July 3Surprise Surprise
July 3The Joey Arroyo Band
July 3Combichrist
July 3Poly-opto
July 3Omaha Royals
July 3Chippendales
July 3Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
July 3Blood, Sweat & Tears
July 3Colt Ford
July 3Buckcherry
July 3100.3 Kilt Cinco De Country
July 3Archfront Media Presents Support Local Music
July 3Hathaway
July 3American Rockstar
July 3Crambone
July 3The Perfect – CD Release Party
July 3Spark To
July 3Summerfest: Kenny Chesney
July 3NASCAR Nationwide Series: Subway Jalapeno 250
July 3Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
July 3Atlanta Dream
July 390’z Throwback Summer Jam
July 3Don Rickles & Joan Rivers
July 3Framing Hanley & Red
July 3Earthquake & Tony Roberts
July 3Lee Rocker
July 3Iron Butterfly
July 3Marah
July 3Inkarnit, Olympus, Carsinogen and In Ruin
July 3U-n-i
July 3Jmb, Stone’s Throw, Jennie Arnau
July 3Cedric Burnside
July 3Eliane Elias
July 3Opening Night at Tanglewood
July 3Taylor Made
July 3Bruce Bruce
July 3Firecracker
July 3Monsters Of Classic Rock
July 3Trey Songz
July 3Yung L.A.
July 3Elijah Emanuel Reggae Explosion
July 3Mary Jane Girls
July 3Liquid Soul
July 3Homo/sonic Dance Party
July 3Hemme
July 3The 5th Dimension
July 3Conor Oberst
July 3Slim Of 112
July 3Twista
July 3Essence Of Chicago
July 3Elevation
July 3Stars And Stripes
July 3Joe Ely
July 4Coke Zero 400
July 4Reverend Horton Heat, Los Lobos & Horrorpops
July 4IH Valley Blues Fest
July 4Sylvia
July 4Rolex Sports Car Series: Brumos Porsche 250
July 4Bridgeview Musicfest Rock N Roll
July 4Red White And Cruise
July 4Red, White & Boom: Hank Williams Jr.
July 4Downtown Street Festival Sky Garden Experience
July 4Fourth Of July Blast
July 4Concacaf Gold Cup: USA
July 4Americafest
July 4Percee P
July 4Jet Car Nationals & Family Festival
July 4July 4th Fireworks Spectacular & John Fogerty
July 4Summerfest: The Fray
July 4NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400
July 4Bad Company
July 4Stadium Of Fire: Jonas Brothers
July 4Michael Cavanaugh
July 49 To 5
July 4Greenville Symphony Orchestra
July 4Wes Hayden from The Bachelorette
July 4Twelve 21
July 4Zidane & Friends Canadian Soccer Tour
July 4Michael Buble
July 44th Of July Explosion With Rick Ross And Elephant Man
July 4Matt & Kim & A-Trak
July 4Hotter Than July
July 4The Annual True White Affair
July 4Red, Wild & Blue
July 4Dangerman
July 4Gerry Williams
July 4Ice Block
July 4Bounty Killer
July 4Dj Regal & Fort Knox Five
July 4Hairbangers Ball
July 5Freedom Bike Fest
July 5Justin Roberts
July 5Going Nowhere
July 5Summerfest: Kid Rock
July 5Essence Music Festival
July 52nd To None
July 5Louis C.K.
July 56 Jokers And A Queen Of Comedy
July 5Jay Reatard
July 5Cage & Yak Ballz
July 5Tyler Bryant
July 5Yesterday – A Tribute to The Beatles
July 6U.S. Women’s Open Golf
July 6The Gospel Praise Festival
July 6Benjy Davis Project & Tony Lucca
July 6Jeff Beck
July 6Sunset Rubdown
July 6Don Giovanni
July 6The Cowsills
July 6Feufollet
July 6The Proclaimers
July 6Bombadil

Last Updated on June 30, 2009 by By Allison Reitz