When summertime rolls around, it means one thing here at Wired Production Group:Concerts.
This is one of the busiest times of the year—and also one of the most fun—as our a/v techs sweat through stage setups and work relentlessly to put on some of the area’s biggest shows. We’ve compiled a list of some of the concerts, fairs and festivals that we are most excited to partner with this summer. Check them out below!
June 15-18: Head to Davenport’s Centennial Park for the 2017 Muddy Fest, featuring Robby Krieger of The Doors on Friday night and Sublime with Rome on Saturday night. Join us and the promoters for two days of rock ‘n’ roll and awe-inspiring views along the Mighty Mississippi. Put some miles on your bike and explore the historic towns and natural wonders of the Big Muddy as you make your way to the venue.
June 16-17: The Irish District Music & Arts Festival is an outdoor neighborhood music festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with live music, local food and arts vendors and a Kid Zone. Check out the Honey Island Swamp Band, a group whose sound has been tagged as Bayou Americana, as they headline on Saturday night!
June 29-July 2: Iowa City Jazz Festival, a part of the ongoing Iowa City Summer of Arts cultural entertainment festivals, is a revered collection of prestigious jazz acts. This is a must see for any jazz or bluegrass fan!
July 19-23: The Great Jones County Fair in Anamosa is reknowned for bringing in large scale musical acts! This year will see Daughtry and Nickelback on Thursday night, Big & Rich opening for Thomas Rhett on Friday night, and Frankie Ballard and Keith Urban headlining on Saturday night. This is one of our favorite events every summer!
July 27-30: Chris Young,singer of popular hits such as “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Gettin’ You Home”, will be headlining Riverside Casino at the end of July. For country fans, this will be a big one in the Eastern Iowa area!
July 28-29: Both country and rock fans, rejoice! The Dubuque County Fair has got both of you covered. On Friday night, A Thousand Horses is joined by Zac Brown Band, and on Saturday night, Pop Evil opens for Hinder.
July 31 – August 6: Head to the quad cities for the Mississippi Valley Fair to see country stars Dustin Lynch and Tyler Farr headline! Be sure to say hi to our crew if you see them on site.
August 2-6: Get your jig on at Irish Fest in Waterloo!Featuring an assortment of highland games, such as the caber toss (basically, throwing a giant log) and plenty of ale, this one is headlined by Irish favorites Scythian and Gaelic Storm!
August 10-12: Check out 90’s alt-rock favorite, The Wallflowers,at Riverside Casino! This band is headed by legend Bob Dylan’s son, Jakob, and their hits include “One Headlight” and “Three Marlenas”. Be sure to check them out!
As always, if you see our crew when you go to these concerts through the summer, don’t be shy! We love when our fans stop and say “hi”.
Additionally, if you’re planning or promoting any summer concerts or festivals and are in need of any staging and audio equipment or live video/LED screen services, feel free to call us and chat about the possibilities that we can provide!