Alpine Valley Music Theatre Will Not Host Concerts in 2017
Alpine Valley Music Theatre will not host concerts in 2017 due to a lack of available artists.
The 37,000-capacity venue which was usually a mainstay for acts like Dave Matthews Band, Zac Brown Band, Phish, Dead & Company and others, will shut down for the summer after not being able to get a deal done with an act (DMB is off the road in 2017 and Phish is only playing 13 shows at Madison Square Garden).
“It’s an unusual year in that a lot of artists we’ve traditionally hosted are playing in other buildings or not playing at all this season,” Jon Reens, Live Nation Midwest Vice President of Marketing told MyWalworthCounty.com. Matthews will hit the road with Tim Reynolds, but they will be playing Northerly Island in nearby Chicago.
This is another unfortunate event for one of the country’s premiere amphitheaters. In 2014, it was rumored that the venue was for sale for $8.44 million and more recently, camping was approved for the venue to help revive its sluggish sales.
It was reported that attendance dropped significantly as did show counts although the venue responded with one of its busiest seasons in years with shows from Zac Brown Band, Dead & Company and Jimmy Buffett last year.