What was your favorite moment of the Alpine Valley 2013 concert season? What’s in store for music fans that can’t wait for next year? With a venue like Alpine, you never know what the summer line up will look like. With that, we reflect on this past summer.
Since early February of 2013, Dave Matthews fans were excited to know that the band was coming to Alpine. On top of that, they were scheduled to play two shows, July 5 and 6. Even though the band had not put out a new disk in nearly three years, the fan base paid no mind to the fact that the band would be playing older songs. In fact, they probably liked it.
Announced later in the spring, but performing a month before DMB, was the Zac Brown concert. Zac Brown fans came to Alpine looking to hear any one of the dozen or so hit songs that the band has mustered up. At the time of the concert announcement, the band was up for Band of the Year honors at CMA. The honor went to Little Big Town, but that didn’t deter fans from coming to see Zac Brown in the thousands. Better luck next time guys.
In early May, it was announced that Jimmy Buffett would once again return to East Troy Wisconsin. The date was set for August 29, and the show went off without a hitch. As always, Jimmy Buffett played a very long set, and then a nine song encore set. Fans are already hoping for a return in 2014. In the meantime, the venue has shuttered what it can. We might get lucky with a few concert announcements in early spring of 2014. In the meantime, we’ll just have to reflect upon the good times of this past summer.