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. Beyonc√© 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 Date Event
June 30 Kiss Old School Fiesta
June 30 The Wiz
June 30 Summerfest: Chicago with Earth, Wind & Fire
June 30 Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
June 30 War & Average White Band
July 1 Houston Rockets
July 1 Eric Benet & Boyz II Men
July 1 MGMT
July 1 Disco Biscuits
July 1 DJ Quik
July 1 Summerfest: Bob Dylan & Willie Nelson
July 1 Femi Kuti
July 1 Jamie Cullum
July 1 Bill Callahan
July 1 Reasons To Be Pretty
July 2 Eddie Vedder
July 2 AT&T National
July 2 Rothbury Festival
July 2 Blithe Spirit
July 2 Three Girls and Their Buddy
July 2 Micky & The Motorcars
July 2 Jonathan Richman
July 2 Soul Asylum
July 2 The Judds
July 2 Doobie Brothers & Bad Company
July 2 Bluegrass Nights: Ricky Skaggs
July 2 Summerfest: No Doubt
July 2 Celtic Woman
July 2 Boyz II Men & Eric Benet
July 2 Livingston Taylor
July 2 Duff Mckagan’s Loaded
July 3 Eek A Mouse
July 3 Wayne Shorter
July 3 Martin’s Intl. Cult 3 Day Pass
July 3 Canova Fest: Little Texas
July 3 California Music Fest
July 3 Gold Cup Soccer
July 3 Pocket Change
July 3 Chuck Brown
July 3 Surprise Surprise
July 3 The Joey Arroyo Band
July 3 Combichrist
July 3 Poly-opto
July 3 Omaha Royals
July 3 Chippendales
July 3 Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
July 3 Blood, Sweat & Tears
July 3 Colt Ford
July 3 Buckcherry
July 3 100.3 Kilt Cinco De Country
July 3 Archfront Media Presents Support Local Music
July 3 Hathaway
July 3 American Rockstar
July 3 Crambone
July 3 The Perfect – CD Release Party
July 3 Spark To
July 3 Summerfest: Kenny Chesney
July 3 NASCAR Nationwide Series: Subway Jalapeno 250
July 3 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
July 3 Atlanta Dream
July 3 90’z Throwback Summer Jam
July 3 Don Rickles & Joan Rivers
July 3 Framing Hanley & Red
July 3 Earthquake & Tony Roberts
July 3 Lee Rocker
July 3 Iron Butterfly
July 3 Marah
July 3 Inkarnit, Olympus, Carsinogen and In Ruin
July 3 U-n-i
July 3 Jmb, Stone’s Throw, Jennie Arnau
July 3 Cedric Burnside
July 3 Eliane Elias
July 3 Opening Night at Tanglewood
July 3 Taylor Made
July 3 Bruce Bruce
July 3 Firecracker
July 3 Monsters Of Classic Rock
July 3 Trey Songz
July 3 Yung L.A.
July 3 Elijah Emanuel Reggae Explosion
July 3 Mary Jane Girls
July 3 Liquid Soul
July 3 Homo/sonic Dance Party
July 3 Hemme
July 3 The 5th Dimension
July 3 Conor Oberst
July 3 Slim Of 112
July 3 Twista
July 3 Essence Of Chicago
July 3 Elevation
July 3 Stars And Stripes
July 3 Joe Ely
July 4 Coke Zero 400
July 4 Reverend Horton Heat, Los Lobos & Horrorpops
July 4 IH Valley Blues Fest
July 4 Sylvia
July 4 Rolex Sports Car Series: Brumos Porsche 250
July 4 Bridgeview Musicfest Rock N Roll
July 4 Red White And Cruise
July 4 Red, White & Boom: Hank Williams Jr.
July 4 Downtown Street Festival Sky Garden Experience
July 4 Fourth Of July Blast
July 4 Concacaf Gold Cup: USA
July 4 Americafest
July 4 Percee P
July 4 Jet Car Nationals & Family Festival
July 4 July 4th Fireworks Spectacular & John Fogerty
July 4 Summerfest: The Fray
July 4 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400
July 4 Bad Company
July 4 Stadium Of Fire: Jonas Brothers
July 4 Michael Cavanaugh
July 4 9 To 5
July 4 Greenville Symphony Orchestra
July 4 Wes Hayden from The Bachelorette
July 4 Twelve 21
July 4 Zidane & Friends Canadian Soccer Tour
July 4 Michael Buble
July 4 4th Of July Explosion With Rick Ross And Elephant Man
July 4 Matt & Kim & A-Trak
July 4 Hotter Than July
July 4 The Annual True White Affair
July 4 Red, Wild & Blue
July 4 Dangerman
July 4 Gerry Williams
July 4 Ice Block
July 4 Bounty Killer
July 4 Dj Regal & Fort Knox Five
July 4 Hairbangers Ball
July 5 Freedom Bike Fest
July 5 Justin Roberts
July 5 Going Nowhere
July 5 Summerfest: Kid Rock
July 5 Essence Music Festival
July 5 2nd To None
July 5 Louis C.K.
July 5 6 Jokers And A Queen Of Comedy
July 5 Jay Reatard
July 5 Cage & Yak Ballz
July 5 Tyler Bryant
July 5 Yesterday – A Tribute to The Beatles
July 6 U.S. Women’s Open Golf
July 6 The Gospel Praise Festival
July 6 Benjy Davis Project & Tony Lucca
July 6 Jeff Beck
July 6 Sunset Rubdown
July 6 Don Giovanni
July 6 The Cowsills
July 6 Feufollet
July 6 The Proclaimers
July 6 Bombadil