MUSIC

Friday

A Flock of Seagulls 8:45 pm

The seminal new wave band from Birmingham, A Flock of Seagulls made their indelible mark on the world with the iconic video for "I Ran", an early MTV staple. The band went on to record 5 LPs and win a grammy in 1983 for best rock instrumental performance.

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Devil in a Woodpile 8 pm

 

BEER TENT STAGE
American roots, jazz and blues.

VIDEO

The Alarm 6:45 pm

MAIN STAGE
Formed in Wales in the early 80s, The Alarm became a staple on UK radio with singles like "The Stand" and "68 Guns". They earned an audience in the U.S. touring with acts like U2 and The Pretenders. Their anthemic rock numbers will kick off the Backlot Bash early. Don't miss this set.

VIDEO: 68 Guns

VIDEO: The Stand

Saturday

Soul Asylum 8:30 pm

Soul Asylum emerged from the same Minniappolis scene that spawned The Replacements and Hüsker Dü before them. Relentless touring, five LPs and college radio airplay made them midwestern club mainstays until they broke through with their platinum selling LP Grave Dancers Union containing the crossover hit single “Runaway Train”. Soul Asylum is touring in support of their new album, Change of Fortune.

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VIDEO

Frisbie 7 pm

MAIN STAGE
Frisbie, named after singer songwriter Steve Frisbie, has released 3 albums of power pop brilliance. Thier songwriting and performing chops have earned them supporting spots on tours with Cheap Trick, Wilco and Matthew Sweet and headline status on stages in Chicago and beyond. Backlot veterans may recognize Steve Frisbie from some of his guest performances with Tribitosaurus.

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Sunday

Tributosaurus
becomes The R.E.M. 6:30 pm

Crowd favorite, Tributosaurus, returns to the Backlot Bash stage to recreate the sounds of R.E.M.

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Louis Zagoras & Rollover 5 pm

MAIN STAGE
Louis and his band play electric blues and rock in the classic style.

VIDEO