Stir Cove’s 2012 Summer Lineup | Concert Series

photo by Chip Duden

Stir Cove is brewing up another sunny season of shows on the banks of the Missouri, outside Harrah's Casino. The concert series announced the majority of its summer 2012 lineup this evening, and plans to unveil about 10 more bookings soon.

Along with The Shins, that "life-changing" band, who had already been scheduled for May 31, a few highlights include Buddy Guy's double billing with Jonny Lang, The Avett Brothers' second Nebraska show of the year — following the April 12 concert at Lincoln's Pershing Center — and Omaha's own 311, who had been previously announced and will remind concertgoers that amber is most definitely the color of their energy.

Here's the full list. Except for The Shins' tickets, which have been on sale, tickets for shows will be sold on Stir Cove's website starting April 6 unless otherwise noted:

May 31 — The Shins
June 2 — Michael Bolton
June 24 — Buddy Guy/Jonny Lang
June 29 — Chicago
July 3 — The Avett Brothers
July 6 — 311
July 7 — Heart
July 13 — Jamey Johnson
July 21 — Gladys Knight
July 22 — Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
July 26 — Cake
July 29 — Weezer
Aug. 5 — Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat
Aug. 9 — Barenaked Ladies with Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Aug. 14 — George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Aug. 17 — Creed
Sept. 6 — Matisyahu
Sept. 7 — Hall and Oates
Sept. 28 — Dwight Yoakam

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