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Use this thread for discussion about BGW's 2010 concerts.

Last year Busch had a great line-up of bands and artists including .38 Special, Foreigner, and Kansas. Plus we had MercyMe, Stellar Kart, and Third Day for the Glory at the Gardens concert series.

Will this year be any better? Here, I will update the concert list once acts are announced. They are:
Action Sports World Tour:
The Influence - May 15 & 16

Glory at the Gardens:
Kirk Frankin, Keirra KiKi Sheard, GRITS - June 6
(?)Francesca Battistelli - June 12
Steven Curtis Chapman, Building 429, Francesca Battistelli - June 13
Bluetree, The Afters, Switchfoot - June 20
Jonny Diaz, Britt Nicole, Third Day - June 27

Summer Concerts:
The B-52s - July 10 & 11
Creedence Clearwater Revisited - July 17 & 18
The Bangles - July 24 & 25
The Fixx - July 31 & August 1
David Cook - August 7 & 8
Grand Funk Railroad - August 14 & 15
Emily Osment - August 21 & 22
Herman's Hermits - September 4 & 5

Something I noticed, compared to last year, September 5th (Compared to August 9th) is a late date for Busch's concert series to end. Possibly more acts?

Also, does anyone else feel that Busch should bring in more modern (non-christian) acts? It would draw a big crowd if they did. (And, this is just me, but I think seeing a punk/hardcore/metal show at Busch would be kinda cool.)
I like seeing some of the older groups we grew up on, but I would like to see something a little bit more modern. Even a local battle of the bands would be neat. My cousin Paul has played in a couple of bands locally and their fun to experience. A lot of people from the area have heard a lot about one of them Download because of the lead singer Keith's death recently. It would be cool to hear a wider range of music from them in their series.
I think it would be pretty cool to see some solo artists there aswell. And I definetly agree on the local Battle Of The Bands idea. Every month where I live, our community center puts on one and it's cool seeing it new bands coming in and playing.
About the Christian music part of it, the line-up used to be a lot better until it began to be sponsored by K-Love. We used to get Thousand Foot Krutch, Skillet, ect. and now we get a bunch of classical music bands. Not cool. Bring back the TFK!

BTW: I'm sticking this thread now.
As you may or may not have noticed, I'm launching and would like to know if anyone would be interested in joining me as staff members of the site. The only thing that would be required of staff is to provide coverage of the shows you go to. I'd like to be able to cover every act that will be performing so I'm hoping to be able to get enough staff members to do that. I'll probably be going to each show, but if I should happen to have to miss a couple, I'd like for there to be someone else there able to cover the show for the site.

My goal for the new site is for it to be much more staff oriented than BGWFans currently is, meaning each staff member will have their own section of the site as well as have their content featured on the main page of the site. I'm also hoping to be able to gain some media access to the shows if/when possible.

Let me know if you'd be interested in being a staff member.
I would LOVE for them to get some old retro 80's bands. There are quite a few out there that have reunited and are doing really well. My choice is a band called the "Hooters". I saw them play at the Birchmire a while back and they were amazing. If you are not familiar with them, look them up (i promise you will recognize their hits when you hear them). Their new CD was great and there music in the 80's was under appreciated. BTW- both of the singers are very talented music writers- notably they wrote both Cyndi Lauper's "Time after Time" and Joan Osborn's "What if God was One of us". They also did an awesome cover of Don Henley's Boys of summer. i wonder if I suggest them to Busch Gardens if they may consider them. I would see them again in a heartbeat.

Duran Duran would never do a concert at BGW - pity.

The B52's and Blondie would probably do it. The Human League, Glass Tiger.. the list is endless. Oh the 80's.. how I loved The.
I'm with you on this one Nora. There was a lot of great music happening when we were growing up. Weird to say how that music is considered "oldies" music now, but that's what you get for being 30yrs old now.

Nora... you're a Duran Duran fan? AHhhhhhhh! I would love to see them at Busch, but alas, they would never come. Too small. Not enough room for a bunch of screaming 40-ish women.

B-52's... yes, they'd do it. Would love to see them. I wish they'd have more good groups.
Me a Duran Duran fan??? Let me just say I had my own electronic drum set hooked up to the actual Rock Band just so I could sort of play (or imagine) I was playing Hungry like the wolf with the band.

I got to see Duran Duran when they came to the Portsmouth theater and I was amazed. They were awesome... I always envy people with that much musical talent.

I would love to see Modest Mouse play - but no one ever wants to go with me... again... I am a sucker for good drum beats.

About the 40's women... I do not think that is the case anymore. The 80's has come back with the current generation. I heard - get this - New Order's "True Faith" as a cover from a band called Anberlin. Granted I appreciate a good rehash of classic tunes... but sorry guys; no one rocks that song like New Order. Nice try.

But yeah - Pet Shop Boys would be sweeeeet too!
FlyerMiles said:
I found out about two more acts for Glory at the Gardens. Jonny Diaz is opening for Third Day on June 27th. And The Afters have been confirmed for June 20th.

Thanks for the update, I've made the changes to both sites.
I think some more widely know bands and singers would be good too, like Jonas Bros. and Lady Gaga, and such. Just because those people would get Busch Gardens even more noticeable from across the world. I think not enough people know about Busch Gardens but I think these singers would be great, like free advertisement.
I'm sorry, but I highly disagree. I think Busch picks acts that will attract a particular group/type of people, if you know what I mean. ;)
Oh Swiftman, I do know exactly what you mean. I am not a fan of the type of music that you imply in your subtle hint either... yuck-o. :dodgy:

But to each his or her own.

Still, who doesn't love the 80's genre? Don Henley concert anyone? har har.. I wish.

~"Don't look back, you can never look back"~

I have to stop thinking about classic music... now I am off to play the drums again.
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