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    80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    Per an email I received this morning. It will be on the eastern edge of the park, around 12th and Locust, I think. They say it should have similar capacity. 2 day passes go on sale this weekend for $60, VIP for $100.

    I'm really excited about this. There were some GREAT acts that played last year, and with the festival breaking even (which is unheard of for a first year music festival), hopefully this year is even better. I'm personally hoping for Wilco to be a headliner, I think with their new album coming out, and their midwest roots, its a perfect fit. Should be awesome.


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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    I have heard Ben Harper rumors...



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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    I think the event would do much better overall if they did it on a non-holiday weekend.



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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    When is this? I wish they had this when I was living down in DSM.


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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I have heard Ben Harper rumors...
    That would be cool. Ben puts on a great live show. Ben Harper one night as headliner and Wilco another night would absolutely kick!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I think the event would do much better overall if they did it on a non-holiday weekend.
    Definitely some truth to that, but it sounds like last year was pushing the capacity of the area/infrastructure, etc. They also have to work it around a lot of the other festivals out there.


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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    I actually work in a building on 12th and Locust. So basically I think it's around 13th and locust. Right across the street from Ford and Garland audio.



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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    they said wilco's out on a chat w/organizers yesterday. scheduling conflict.



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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    Pull up tour dates of bands you like, see who is in the area and maybe they are in. At least send suggestions to the music coalition...



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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    I've heard Beck tossed around



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    Quote Originally Posted by cojo View Post
    they said wilco's out on a chat w/organizers yesterday. scheduling conflict.
    Huge bummer on my end.


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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    When are they going to release the schedule?

    I think Miley Cyrus should headline

    But seriously, shouldn't we be finding out who's playing soon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeSchmick View Post
    When are they going to release the schedule?

    I think Miley Cyrus should headline

    But seriously, shouldn't we be finding out who's playing soon?

    Next couple of weeks according to the email. Drive-By Truckers are not scheduled anywhere during that time period . They aren't big enough to headline, but they put on one hell of a set last year...


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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    Umphrey's McGee would be fun!



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    Re: 80/35 to return to Western Gateway Park!!!

    yeah, wilco would've been perfect for the venue and vice versa. i'd like to see the black keys here. they could both bring in people and make converts of those who haven't seen/heard them before.



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