A weekend already rife with Rock the Garden and the Luke Bryan/Florida Georgia Line stadium double-header for outdoor music offerings, June 19-21 will also now see a fun co-headlining concert with the Tedeschi-Trucks Band and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wis., on that Friday night, June 19.
Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for $25-$65 via eTix.com or the Electric Fetus (“early bird prices” available only until March 15). Camping packages will be available via the amphitheater’s website.
Renovated and reopened in 2011 on the old Float-Rite Park grounds, Somerset Amphitheater has seen more upgrades since then, including construction of an on-site “saloon.” The amphitheater is also playing host to the Northern Invasion metal fest with Slipknot on June 9, the Sonshine Christian music festival July 16-18 in addition to the annual Summer Set dance/hip-hop/psychedelica marathon Aug. 14-16.
With the dissolution of the Allman Brothers Band – and not to mention the budding family he and wife Susan Tedeschi have to raise together -- Derek Trucks will presumably be dedicating himself more full-time to the ever-growing Tedeschi Trucks Band, up to 11 members now. Jones and the Dap Kings have been standouts at both Rock the Garden and the Basilica Block Party in prior summers but have only played a theater gig since their frontwoman’s bout with cancer in 2013. Texas great Doyle Bramhall II is listed on other dates on their tour but won’t make the Somerset show. However, another act of note will reportedly be announced soon.