Festival Noize: Shadow Of The City, Summerfest, Hop Jam Beer, Taste Of Country, Windy City LakeShake

Jack Antonoff’s Shadow Of The City taps Carly Rae Jepsen and The 1975 for headlining duties … Milwaukee’s Summerfest announces seventh major headliner … Hanson’s Hop Jam Beer and Music Fest readies for year No. 3 … Taste Of Country reveals daily lineups … Brooks & Dunn to play two nights at Chicago’s LakeShake.

Photo: Scott Legato / RockStarProPhotography.com
The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.

Bleachers/Steel Train/fun. member Jack Antonoff and his Shadow Of The City Festival received a great shot of promotion this week when the musician and his event was highlighted by Entertainment Weekly.  Featuring a lineup that includes a Steel Train reunion, the June 18 extravaganza on the festival’s grounds in Seaside Heights N.J., will host headliners The 1975 and Carly Rae Jepsen along with Børns, Frnkiero And The Cellabration, Bishop, Shamir, and Hana.

The summer blowout will be Antonoff’s second Shadow Of the City.

“I always wanted to have a festival in New Jersey, so last year was amazing,” Antonoff told Entertainment Weekly.  “The whole thing is exactly what I hoped it would be, which is just like, if I was 15 and could throw a party and invite 10,000 people, that’s what it would look like.”

Tickets are available now with prices ranging from $55 to $150.  And, yes, VIP options are available.  Check’ em out via this link.

Tim McGraw is the latest top-tier talent to be announced as playing Milwaukee’s Summerfest, joining other headliners such as Selena Gomez, Blake Shelton, Def Leppard, and Sting & Peter Gabriel.

Photo: Patrick Tewey for Taste Of Country Music Festival
Taste Of Country Music Festival, Hunter Mountain, Hunter, N.Y.

McGraw’s July 3 show at the Marcus Amphitheatre also includes special guest Kacey Musgraves and Ryan Kinder.  Summerfest takes place June 29-July 3 & July 5-10 at Henry Maier Festival Grounds.

Here’s the Marcus Summerfest schedule as it stands today:

Selena Gomez – June 29
Blake Shelton – July 1
Tim McGraw – July 3
Def Leppard  – July 6
Luke Bryan – July 7
Weezer / Panic! At The Disco – July 9
Sting / Peter Gabriel – July 10

Festival tickets, including general admission, weekly admission and the 11-day power pass, are available now.  Tickets for Marcus Amphitheater shows are sold separately.  Your Wisconsin getaway begins at Summerfest.com.

Photo: Nathan Harmon
BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.

Suds and music are what’s on tap for the Hanson Brothers’ third annual Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival.  Planned for May 22 and set in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District, the event’s lineup includes Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Albert Hammond Jr., X Ambassadors, John Moreland, and Chase Kerby + the Villains.

Oh, and beer.  Lots and lots of beer.  The fest boasts more than 60 breweries representing 20 states and more than 10 countries.

 “We’re really proud of the awesome lineup of artists and brewers joining the festival, all of whom will help to make it the best Hop Jam yet,” co-founder Taylor Hanson said.  “Headlining the first two years was exhilarating, but playing a different role this year is equally exciting for us.”

Tickets are on sale now.  The new premium “Hop Head VIP” ticket gives you “even earlier access” along with special Hop Talks featuring a panel of craft brewers.  The primo pass also includes access to a special indoor space featuring all-day food and beverages plus reserved seating in the festival’s main stage area.  Click here for the skinny.

Kenny Chesney Kid Rock and Jake Owens top the daily lineups for the fourth annual at Hunter Mountain in Hunter, N.Y., June 10-12.  The event is produced by Townsquare Media and Chet-5 Festivals.

Friday, June 10: Kid Rock, Big & Rich, The Cadillac Three, Jana Kramer, Annie Bosko

Saturday, June 11: Kenny Chesney, Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, The Swon Brothers, Old Dominion, William Michael Morgan

Sunday, June 12: Jake Owen, Gary Allan, Chris Janson,Neal McCoy, Outhsyne

Meanwhile, the Bud Light Stage will feature the likes of Logan Brill, Amanda Watkins, Dylan Jakobsen, Adley Stump,Keith Walker, Elizabeth Lyons, Jake Worthington, and McKenna Faith.

Tickets, including single-day passes, are available now.  For more information, including details about camping, VIP “Outlaw” passes, and hotel accommodations, visit TasteOfCountry.com.

And be sure to revisit Pollstar’s 2015 interview with Dhruv Prasad, Townsquare Media’s executive VP of Live Events for more information about Taste Of Country.

Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves and Thomas Rhett are among the talent heading to Chicago for the second annual Windy City LakeShake, happening June 17-19 at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island.  What’s more, Brooks & Dunn will perform two nights in what will be the duo’s only U.S. shows outside of their upcoming las Vegas residency.

Here’s the plan:

Friday, June 17: Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Kacey Musgraves, Jana Kramer, Granger Smith Feat. Earl Dibbles Jr., Dee Jay Silver, Mo Pitney, Aaron Lewis, Lanco, Aubrie Sellers, Royal Bliss, Jameson Rodgers

Saturday, June 18: Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Jon Pardi, Charlie Worsham, Clare Dunn, Dee Jay Silver, Ryan Hurd, Kelleigh Bannen, Brett Young, Jon Langston

Sunday, June 19: Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Thomas Rhett, Travis Tritt, A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Dee Jay Silver, Tara Thompson, William Michael Morgan, Haley Georgia, Brooke Eden

Three-day general admission, grandstand reserve and VIP lounge reserve passes are available now. A limited number of single day tickets go on sale March 25 at 10 a.m. CDT.  Go to LakeShakeFestival.com for details.