Summerfest's 2012 Emerging Artists Series lineup announced
Summerfest officials have announced the lineup of bands slated for the 2012 Emerging Artists Series, held on the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage.
The series will host the following up-and-coming bands and artists:
Wednesday, June 27
3 p.m.: Nathaniel Rateliff – Denver
4:15 p.m.: Fruit Bats – Chicago
5:30 p.m.: The Fatty Acids – Milwaukee
6:45 p.m.: ReadyGoes – Minneapolis
Thursday, June 28
3 p.m.: Sandman Viper Command – Toronto
4:15 p.m.: Aly Jados – Chicago
5:30 p.m.: The Balconies – Ottawa
6:45 p.m.: Chappo – Brooklyn
Friday, June 29
3 p.m.: Find Vienna – North Wales, Pa.
4:15 p.m.: My Pet Dragon – Brooklyn
5:30 p.m.: Walk Off The Earth – Burlington, Canada
6:45 p.m.: Vanaprasta – Silver Lake, Calif.
Saturday, June 30
3 p.m.: Erin Barra – Brooklyn, N.Y.
4:15 p.m.: Machines Are People Too – Chattanooga
5:30 p.m.: Garrett Borns – Grand Haven, Mich.
6:45 p.m.: Mars Argo – Chicago
Sunday, July 1
3 p.m.: Canopies – Milwaukee
4:15 p.m.: The Stanleys – Perth, Australia
5:30 p.m.: Gold Motel – Chicago
6:45 p.m.: The Rouge – Nashville
Tuesday, July 3
3 p.m.: Gold Fields – Ballarat, Australia
4:15 p.m.: The Nearly Deads – Nashville
5:30 p.m.: Emily's Army – Oakland, Calif.
6:45 p.m.: Trapper Schoepp & The Shades – Milwaukee
Wednesday, July 4
3 p.m.: Kink Ador – Nashville, Tenn.
4:15 p.m.: Lovebettie – Pittsburgh
5:30 p.m.: Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers – Halifax, Canada
6:45 p.m.: Black Box Revolution – Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, July 5
3 p.m.: Alexa Carter – Nashville, Tenn.
4:15 p.m.: Flagship – Charlotte, N.C.
5:30 p.m.: Beware of Darkness – Los Angeles
6:45 p.m.: Magic Wands – Nashville
Friday, July 6
3 p.m.: Surgeons in Heat – Milwaukee
4:15 p.m.: Jordan Benker – Chicago
5:30 p.m.: Pyro Fighter – Chicago
6:45 p.m.: Hell & Lula – Los Angeles
Saturday, July 7
3 p.m.: Cameron Jayne & Eighty6 – Black Lexington, Ky.
4:15 p.m.: Darling Parade – Nashville
5:30 p.m.: Throwing Gravity – Nashville
6:45 p.m.: Cherri Bomb – Los Angeles
Sunday, July 8
3 p.m.: Vital – San Francisco
4:15 p.m.: Gina Barrington – Milwaukee
5:30 p.m.: Kelly Paige – Nashville
6:45 p.m.: Ducky & The Vintage – Harrisburg, Pa.
Fans will be able to vote via text message for a chance to earn their favorite band an "Emerging Artists Series Care Package." The top vote-getter from each day of Summerfest will leave with the package, which will include over $2,500 in gear and merchandise from leading manufacturers.
All bands are currently in the running for a spot on the 2012 Emerging Artists Series CD. Fans can vote for their favorite band at Summerfest.com through Friday, May 18. The top 11 vote-getters will be featured on the CD, which will be distributed at Summerfest and through various promotions and other events.
Summerfest 2012 will take place June 27-July 1 and July 3-8 from noon to midnight. The festival will be closed Monday, July 2.
For more information, advanced admission tickets and multi-day and Power Pass purchases, visit Summerfest.com.
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