Longtime Steel Bridge Songfest devotee and Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jackson Browne has confirmed his return appearance at SBSF 2013 on Sunday, June 16.
Having performed at the very first Steel Bridge Songfest in 2005, Jackson Browne returned every year through 2008. Since then however, Browne has kept up a rigorous worldwide touring schedule, but still managed to return to Sturgeon Bay in 2010 and 2011 for two intimate house concerts at the Holiday Music Motel.
Browne’s 2013 performance on June 16 will take place outdoors at the Holiday Music Motel as part of the Steel Bridge lineup from 1 pm – 7 pm, which will also include a host of other performing artists primarily involved in the Construction Zone – the week long songwriting and recording marathon that precedes the weekend concert performances. Construction Zone 2013 will be the biggest yet, with over seventy songwriters participating.
General admission passes will be required for Sunday’s outdoor performances at The Holiday. Passes are not required for Saturday’s performances which are free and open to the public. In case of rain, the Sunday concert will be moved to the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Due to limited seating at TAP, a special “Rain Insurance Pass” will guarantee admission to the theater for only 250 attendees. If you have already purchased a general admission weekend pass and wish to upgrade to the “Rain Insurance Pass,” you may do so by visiting The Holiday Music Motel in person or by calling TicketStar at 920.494.3401. Your general admission weekend pass must be returned in order to issue a new Rain Insurance Pass.
“Weather permitting, Jackson Browne and his band will perform in the Holiday Motel parking lot on Sunday, June 16. In case of rain – and ONLY if it rains – all performances, including Jackson’s, will be moved to the Third Avenue Playhouse,” says pat mAcdonald, co-founder, Creative Director and event organizer. “While this theater is our largest indoor venue, it only seats 250 people, so entrance will obviously be limited. That’s why we’re offering a special ‘Rain Pass’ to go with your general weekend pass that guarantees inside seating. These will go to the first 250 who sign up. If you’re as optimistic as we are about the weather, then please, don’t buy this pass! Save the extra $25! But if you need absolute assurance, rain or shine, that you won’t miss anything, then pay the extra $25 and rest easy.”
General Admission Weekend Passes will not be required for the outdoor daytime performances on Saturday, June 15 at The Holiday Music Motel, but in the event of rain, Saturday’s festivities will also move to TAP where General Weekend Passes will be required. Rain Insurance Passes are only required to gain entry to TAP on Sunday, June 16 in case of rain.
“Jackson has always been a huge help, but are thrilled to find that ticket sales are not solely driven by any one artist.” says melaniejane, Steel Bridge organizer and Artist Liaison. “Most of the people buying tickets are long-time devoted fans of the entire festival. Of course they want to see Jackson too, and many have bought the rain insurance passes for that reason, but the fact that they are coming with the same spirit as in years past is a wonderful sign that the festival’s on the right track. It’s always been about discovering new, original music.”
The rain insurance pass was added after the general admission weekend passes had already been available, after Steel Bridge organizers realized that the rain venue’s limited capacity could create major issues.
“Of course, we wish we’d had this in place when the general admission passes were launched. As we’ve always had great weather in the past, it was more an afterthought. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused,” says Eric Leyendecker, SBSF organizer and Event Director, “but if it rains on Sunday, at least we know we’ll have 250 very happy people.”
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