5th Annual Summerland Begins In July

Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge are onboard for this year’s tour. The outing launches in Louisville just days after the Fourth of July. 

Photo: Andi Kling
Filene Center At Wolf Trap, Vienna, Va.

Founded by Everclear lead guitarist/vocalist Art Alexakis, Summerland has fielded a variety of bands over the year, including Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Space Hog, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground, Live, and Fuel.

Now comes Summerland No. 5, sporting a lineup Alexakis is quite proud of.

“This is the kind of lineup I’ve dreamed of when I started the Summerland Tour,” Alexakis said.  “We kicked it off with Sugar Ray for the first year, so it feels great to have the band join us for the 5th anniversary.  We love Lit and Sponge and cannot wait to share the stage with them.  This lineup is stacked and this summer is going to be an adventure.”

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Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif.

Here’s the plan:

July 8 – Louisville, Ky., 4th Street Live!
July 9 – Choctaw, Miss., Pearl River Resort
July 10 – Baton Rouge, La., Lava Cantina
July 13 – Madeira Beach, Fla., R.O.C. Park
July 14 – Ormond Beach, Fla., Jesters Live
July 15 – Myrtle Beach, S.C., Myrtle Beach Speedway
July 16 – Baltimore, Md., Power Plant Live
July 20 – Bethlehem, Pa., Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
July 21 – Utica, N.Y., Utica Memorial Auditorium
July 22 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
July 23 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony Summer Stage
July 24 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
July 27 – Kalamazoo, Mich., Wings Event Center
July 28 – Peoria, Ill., The Riverfront
July 29 – Royalton, Minn., Halfway Jam Festival Grounds (Halfway Jam)
July 30 – Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads-KC
July 31 – St. Louis, Mo., Ballpark Village
Aug. 2 – Casper, Wy., Casper Events Center
Aug. 3 – Billings, Mont., ZOO Montana
Aug. 5 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Rockwell @ The Complex
Aug. 6 – Eagle, Idaho, Crooked Fence Brewing Co.
Aug. 11 – Beverly Hills, Calif., Saban Theatre
Aug. 12 – Las Vegas, Nev., Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Aug. 13 – Fountain Hills, Ariz., Fort McDowell Casino
Aug. 17 – Laredo, Texas, Laredo Energy Arena
Aug. 18 – Corpus Christi, Texas, Concrete Street Amphitheater
Aug. 19 – Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Bob’s Texas
Aug. 20 – Norman, Okla., Riverwind Casino
Aug. 21 – San Antonio, Texas, Cowboys Dancehall

Presales begin this week.  General onsales launch April 15.  Check out Summerland’s website for more details.

And be sure to revisit Pollstar’s 2014 interview with Art Alexakis via this link.