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Once Concerts Are a Thing Again, Who Are You Going to See?

Written by on March 31, 2021

Earlier today, I was talking to Decker from 95.7 The Rock about the lineup of Rock Fest that’s set to happen in July in Cadott (Snoop Dogg is performing, BTW) and it really got me daydreaming as to who I’d really want to see once concerts are a thing again. Our “Live From The Sound Lounge” broadcasts have definitely scratched an itch to experience live music in the meantime. It’s also allowed me to see local acts that I haven’t caught yet. (Can you believe I’ve never seen Tugg before a few weeks ago? I’ve lived here for 7 years)

It’s been especially tough when pictures of shows pop up in my Facebook memories. Seeing photos from a sold out Eric Church show from a few years ago came cycling through and I gotta tell you, that stung a little bit. We got to back to that very soon. I absolutely need it. Anyway, I’ve come up with a list of the top 3 acts that I really want to see once we can safely see concerts again:

3. Halsey

Between seeing footage from her show in Minneapolis from 2 years ago and listening to her live album where she performed “Badlands” in it’s entirety, it’s becoming more and more clear that I must see her. She’s got an incredible stage presence and certainly has a way of holding a large crowd in the palm in her hand. Definitely on the bucket list.

2. Chris Stapleton

Just like a lot of country music fans, I became a Stapleton fan immediately after seeing him perform with Justin Timberlake at the CMA’s. He’s got an incredible catalog and came out with a new album recently with so many bangers that would be awesome to hear live.

1. Alkaline Trio

In my concert-going career, I’ve seen this band so many times (I think 14 times?) in several different states. Now why would I want to see a band I’ve seen that many times? Well, a few weeks before everything was shut down, we had tickets to see them in Milwaukee and I’m still kinda bummed about it. I need a do-over, dang it!


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