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Avett Fest coming June 29 to Somerset Amphitheater

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Concert news Updated: March 1, 2013 - 10:37 AM

 

Seth Avett, left, and brother Scott made a big impression at the 2010 Basilica Block Party and returned to it last year. / Star Tribune file

Seth Avett, left, and brother Scott made a big impression at the 2010 Basilica Block Party and returned to it last year. / Star Tribune file

 

All of a sudden, June 29 is one of the busiest days in Twin Cities area summer concerts. A day after Target Center confirmed Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers for that date, Somerset Amphitheater has revealed plans for Avett Fest, a four-band lineup built around rootsy North Carolina pickers the Avett Brothers. The top draw at last summer’s Basilica Block Party -- Basilica promoter Sue McLean & Assoc. also booked this  -- the Avetts will be joined by locally adored Seattle area singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile, Pennsylvania’s soulful hippie-pop greats Dr. Dog and Texan comers the Wheeler Brothers.

Tickets go on sale March 8 at 10 a.m. and are priced $47 for general-admission lawn, $57 or $67 for reserved seats and $77 for the stage-front standing area. You can get them via www.ticketfly.com, charge by phone at 877-4-FLY-TIX or buy in person at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis. Located less than an hour from the central Twin Cities and renovated two years ago, Somerset Amphitheater -- formerly Float-Rite -- also will sell camping packages that weekend starting at $20 via www.somersetamphitheater.com. Ticket and camping prices go up after April 30. Gates to the show will open at 3 p.m. on June 29, and the show will start around 4:30.
 

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