Steel Bridge Songfest organizers are announcing that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne will be performing at this year's event in Sturgeon Bay.
Browne's performance will take place in the parking lot of the Holiday Music Motel Sunday, June 16 as part of the Steel Bridge Festivities from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., which will include performances by a host of acts primarily involved in the Construction Zone, the weeklong songwriting/recording marathon preceding the weekend performances.
Browne, known for such songs as Doctor My Eyes, Running on Empty, and The Load-Out/Stay, performed at the first Steel Bridge Songfest in 2005 and returned each year through 2008. This will mark Browne's first appearance at the event since 2008, although he performed at smaller concerts at the Holiday in 2010 and 2011.
General admission passes are required for Sunday's outdoor performances at the Holiday. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Third Avenue Playhouse. Due to the limited seating at TAP, a special "rain insurance pass" is required to guarantee admission to the theater. Those who have already purchased a general admission weekend pass and wish to upgrade to the "rain insurance pass" may do so by stopping by The Holiday Music Motel or by calling TicketStar at (920) 494-3401. The general admission weekend pass will need to be returned in order for the rain insurance pass to be issued. There are only 250 passes available.
The rain insurance pass was added after the general admission weekend passes had already been made available when 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," says Eric Leyendecker, SBSF organizer and event director. "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, but if it rains on Sunday, at least we know we'll have 250 very happy people."
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