Anybody out there happen to notice that the doormat formerly known as Sandstone has booked its best summer in eons since the big boys more-or-less dropped it in favor of Starlight, leaving fabled concert-meister Chris Fritz to fend for himself?
It’s been mostly slow going at Sandstone since sponsor Verizon bailed, was followed by Cap Fed and currently Cricket. And frankly, the drop from being sponsored by the No. 1 wireless company in the country with more than 115 million customers, to No. 7 with 7 million customers, has been mirrored by the drop in both the number and quality of concerts that have appeared at Sandstone these past several years.
Because this year’s fare at Sandstone includes a prestigious lineup of acts that range from Buzz Under the Stars with The Lumineers to Mumford & Sons to John Mayer and to Rob Zombie. Toss in a Pitch Picnic with Everclear, the Vans Warped Tour and – what else? – another Chris Fritz Rock N Roll Dream Concert with Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Lynyrd Skynyrd “tribute bands,” and what more could you ask for?
Actually, I’m about to tell you what more.
Would you believe, Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Richard Thompson? On the same bill.
That’s the rumor and it’s not just another Chris Fritz wet dream.
The above mentioned tour is hits the road in June and will be doing mostly outdoor venues like – you guessed it – Sandstone.
Will the 71 year-old Dylan – who former “Married with Children” star Katy Sagal just called out here in KC for having a micro dick and being a sexist jerk stop using a photo of himself at like age 18 to promote the tour?
Guess we’ll find out pretty soon.
Uh, stay tuned.
However, if I had to make a wild guess – you know, if it happens – July 3rd or 4th look like the most likely dates to route here among the shows announced thus far.
The tour is eight driving hours away in Memphis on July 2nd and another 7 hours away in Noblesville, Indiana on July 5th.
The $64 million question being, will this Chris Fritz dream come true?