The Summer of 2017 was the first time in 40 years that no shows were played, or tailgating parties were had, at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Ready for the good news? That will not be the same story for the Summer of 2018. YAY!

According to the Journal Sentinel, Alpine Valley will reopen for 2018:


Jon Reens, vice president of marketing for Midwest music for Live Nation, the concert promotion company that manages the 27,100-capacity East Troy amphitheater, confirmed the reopening Friday.

Reens said Live Nation was not ready to announce any acts for the 2018 season.

The Journal Sentinel also reports that Alpine Valley was forced to shutter it's doors in 2017 due to the decline in ticket sales and the fact that they were unable to lure any acts to the venue because of it. Anyone else fear that the same fate could still happen in 2018?

I'm guessing that Live Nation already has some performers in the works, they just haven't signed on the dotted line yet? (Fingers crossed!)

Here's one more for the rumor mill, frequent Alpine Valley performers Jimmy Buffet, Zac Brown Band and Dave Matthews Band, have not announced their summer tour schedules....hmmmm. Perhaps they still need to sign on Alpine Valley's dotted line before making the big announcements? (fingers crossed again!)


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