Officials announce five acts for the 11th Annual Common Ground Music Festival, presented by Miller Lite, to be held July 12-18, 2010. Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Jimmy Cliff and TESLA have confirmed their appearances at this year's festival in downtown Lansing's Adado Riverfront Park.
Sammy Hagar (July 14): From the Montrose albums, an essential cornerstone of what became heavy metal, through a solo career that produced "I Can't Drive 55," an icon of car culture in American music, Sammy Hagar is a vital force. Undeniably, his Van Halen years are the summit of hard rock's transition into the mainstream. Back by popular demand, let the party begin!
Alice Cooper (July 16): Being described as a legend in one's own time is certainly a blatantly abused cliché, but no one has taken a vivid imagination and unusual persona to the people with as much controversy and success as Alice Cooper. He touched a deep nerve bringing him countless gold and platinum albums creating such anthems as "Billion Dollar Babies," "Welcome To My Nightmare," "Eighteen," "Elected," "School's Out," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Under My Wheels," as well as the classics "Only Women Bleed" and "Poison."
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (July 13): Their multi-platinum selling sixteen-year career has taken them to their eighth studio album, "HOW BIG CAN YOU GET? A Tribute to Cab Calloway". Their originals rocketed the group into stardom, when "You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)" and "Go Daddy-O" were featured in the 1996 film Swingers. Their irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven to be the singular standout.
Jimmy Cliff (July 14): It's one of life's great ironies that for those outside of reggae circles, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff is better known for his film appearances than his music. 1983's "The Power and the Glory" inaugurated his partnership with Kool & the Gang, and the album was nominated for a Grammy. Its follow-up, Cliff Hanger, would win the award in 1985. He returned to the U.S. charts in 1993, when his cover of "I Can See Clearly Now," from the soundtrack for Cool Runnings, glided into the Top 20. More singles and albums have followed and the singer remains a potent musical force and an intergral part of culture and history.
TESLA (July 16): a multi-platinum-selling rock band from Northern California, is known for their melodic songs and down-to-earth appeal. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues touring to sold-out crowds around the world playing favorites like "Little Suzi," "Love Song," "The Way It Was" and the remake of "Signs."
ADMISSION TO THE COMMON GROUND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Seven-day tickets for Common Ground Music Festival are on-sale now. The pass can be purchased for $93 in advance and $99 beginning July 1, while supplies last.
Get the "VIP" treatment for the whole festival with an UnCommon Club seven-day pass for $350.00. Full details are available at CommonGroundFest.com.
Single-day tickets for July 13, 14 and 16 will go on sale Friday, April 23 at 10 a.m. Single-day tickets are $26 per day in advance, increasing to $32 beginning July 1.
Want a great seat and not have to get there early? Check out the details for single-day upgrade seating for only $10. UnCommon Club single-day tickets are also available again this year for $125.00. (Full details are available at CommonGroundFest.com.)
Children age ten and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. All Common Ground Music Festival tickets are limited and available at the following locations:
- Star Tickets outlets
- Common Ground office (NEW Location 901 N. Washington Ave., in Lansing)
- Online at: CommonGroundFest.com