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Friday
Jul042014

Fabulous Fourth of July Concerts: Cheap Trick, Kansas, Foreigner, Styx and Many More

iStock/ThinkstockBesides enjoying fireworks, barbecue and a day off of work, classic-rock fans in the U.S. will be able to celebrate the Fourth of July by checking out some cool concerts by a variety of great artists around the country.

Among the veteran stars scheduled to perform today are Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper and his tour mates Motley Crue, Kansas, Eddie Money and George Thorogood and the Destroyers, not to mention America and "American Pie" singer Don McLean.  In addition, the Soundtrack of Summer Tour featuring Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder will be stopping in Scranton, Pennsylvania, while Journey's joint trek with the Steve Miller Band will be entertaining crowds just north of the border in Ottawa, Canada.

Here's an alphabetical rundown of many of the acts that will be playing Independence Day concerts across North America:

America -- Del Mar, CA, Del Mar Fairgrounds Grandstand
Joey Molland's Badfinger, Marshall Tucker Band and Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas -- Waconia, MN, Carver County Fairgrounds
Cheap Trick -- Blue Ash, OH, Blue Ash Summit Park
Alice Cooper and Motley Crue -- Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest Grounds Stage
Creedence Clearwater Revisited -- Elgin, IL, Festival Park
Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder -- Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Lou Gramm -- Ashland, KY, Summer Motion
Jefferson Starship -- Mandeville, LA, Fontainebleau State Park
Journey and Steve Miller Band -- Ottawa, ON, Canada, BBC Royal Bank Bluesfest - Lebreton Flats
Kansas -- Flower Mound, TX, Flower Mound Independence Fest
Michael McDonald -- Washington, DC, A Capitol Fourth Concert (televised on PBS)
Don McLean -- Las Cruces, NM, Las Cruces Public School Sports Stadium
Eddie Money -- Beaumont, CA, Stewart Park
Ted Nugent -- Santa Fe, NM, Camel Rock Casino
REO Speedwagon -- Logan, UT, Cache Valley Fairgrounds
George Thorogood and the Destroyers -- Davenport, IA, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival


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