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Long Play Music Fest

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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco playing his guitar
Photograph: Joshua MellinWilco kicked off its six-night stand at the Riv, Friday Dec 5, 2014.

Time Out says

Looking for fireworks and rockin' tunes on the Fourth of July? If you're willing to make the trip to Rockford, IL, you can attend the inaugural Long Play Music Festival at Rivets Stadium, which will host four days of music, carnival rides and fireworks. The fest begins with a baseball game on July 1, as the Rockford Rivets face off against the Battle Creek Bombers. The rest of the weekend features headlining sets from alt-rockers the Gin Blossoms (July 2), Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy (July 3) and power pop legends Cheap Trick (July 4)—all followed by fireworks displays. Arrive early to hear sets from regional cover bands, bring the kids to enjoy an array of carnival rides and fill up with food from local vendors.


$20–$30, three-day pass $40, VIP $60–$100
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