Apr 12-14th - Coachella
May 3-5th - Beale St. Music Festival
Jun 13-16th - Bonnaroo
Jul 12-14th - Forecastle Festival
August 2-4th - Lollapalooza
Aug 30 - Sep 1 - North Coast Festival
Sept 4-8th - MusicFestNW
Oct 4-6th - Music In The Middle Festival
Oct 25-27th - Mountain Oasis
Nov 8-10 - FunFunFun Fest
Maybe it does make me a snob but those responses perfectly illustrate why we don't get more good acts through this region. Here's a highlights listing for Lexington's premier local venue: www.bustersbb.com/?cat=29
Also, it's great to have a 24,000 seat arena in town but if it wasn't for basketball I'd never see the inside of the place. Last concert I went to there was a Metallica make up show from a different venue way back in 2000. www.last.fm/venue/8787992+Rupp+Arena/events
Fortunately there's a smaller club that opened a few years ago with marginally better booking (Cosmic Charlie's). I hit up shows there probably 4 or 5 times a year. :S
Excited for Paul McCartney, Bjork, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Soul SuperJam, Animal Collective, Wilco, The National, Wu-Tang Clan, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, The xx, Nas, Japandroids, Solange, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Dirty Projectors & R. Kelly
Kiss opened in the 70's for ZZ Top at Plattsburgh University in upstate NY. It was nickel beer night. They had terrible make up and they didn't get to even try out their pyrotechnics because Gene Simmons walked on stage, sprayed fake blood on the crowd who proceed to pelt the band with empty, half-full and completely full PBR's while they chanted for ZZ Top to come on stage. I know about this because my dad's fraternity was hosting the show/party.
If that band is anyone's "best show ever" they need to be put in a North Korean work camp for a year. that should give them ample time to reevaluate their lives.