By Kim Bousquet
Southwest Iowa Newspapers
In July, The Avett Brothers, an alt-country trio, performs on July 3. Omaha natives 311 performs July 6 and the following night is a show by Heart. On July 13, country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson performs. In 2007, the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association awarded Johnson the Song of the Year award for co-writing the George Strait hit “Give It Away.”
July 21 brings the great soul singer Gladys Knight (“Midnight Train to Georgia”) to Council Bluffs, with the following night featuring the indie rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ debut album in 2004 garnered comparisons to Norah Jones and early Bonnie Raitt.
August starts off with a show featuring pop vocalists Gavin Degraw (“I Don’t Want to Be”) and Colbie Caillat (“Bubbly” and “Realize”) on the 5th. On Aug. 9, the triple headliner tour Last Summer on Earth will bring Barenaked Ladies (“One Week,” “Pinch Me,” “It’s All Been Done”), Big Head Todd & the Monsters (“Bittersweet”) and Blues Traveler (Grammy for “Run-Around”) to the Cove.
On Aug. 14, get “Bad to the Bone” with George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Alt-rock band Creed (“Higher,” “My Sacrifice”) follows with a show on Aug. 17.
The final act announced was a Sept. 28 show featuring country legend Dwight Yoakam. He has won two Grammys, one for “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” and one for “Same Old Train.”
Organizers said there are more shows to be announced.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $45. Tickets for The Shins and 311 are available now. Most others’ presale starts Monday, April 2. Tickets are sold through ticketmaster.com.
You must be 21 or older to attend.
Stir Cove seats 3,500 people and was ranked 57th in the Top 100 Amphitheaters in the World by Pollstar magazine.