ONE HILL OF A GOOD TIME!
Join us for the 2019 Buck Concert Series! This year we've pulled even more strings to bring your favorite bands to play right on iconic Buck Hill! For three nights we'll be jamming out to some of your favorite hits. Below is our list of opening bands and headliners for the concert series, and more information about tickets, timing and event details! We can't wait to rock with you again! See you there!
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019
Lou Gramm helped “Foreigner” churn out seven multi-platinum albums and 20 Top 40 singles, including “Cold as Ice,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent” and “I Want to Know What Love Is”. He has been Grammy nominated several times and his first solo album “Ready or Not” produced the top played song of the year “Midnight Blue” in 1987. In 1991 he formed Shadow King and released a self-titled album as well as contributing the song “One Dream” to the movie “Highlander ll: The Quickening”. In 2013, Lou was inducted into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City as well as the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. Lou is still Rocking his fans with live performances all over the US and other countries. He is currently working on a CD in hopes to have it out early next year (2017).
Labeled a “supergroup” by critics and the media from the onset, it was a tag they had never asked for. Asia’s music (and rock 'n roll charisma) developed organically and effortlessly. Though all four men had seen chart-topping success in their previous bands, Asia had a special chemistry that fans and music industry insiders were quick to recognize. The heat goes on, indeed!
Opening act: DEF LEGGEND
DEF LEGGEND is the most authentic Def Leppard Tribute in the world. They provide an experience of sight and sound unmatched by any other Def Leppard tribute. DEF LEGGEND is made up of veteran musicians mostly local to Dallas, Texas. Their members have a combined 100 years of playing experience and have previously played in very successful bands traveling extensively and performing at some of the most incredible venues and festivals in the country. Such venues would include House of Blues locations in Dallas, Houston, Cleveland, Myrtle Beach and Orlando, as well as The Jack FM Throwback Music Festival in Dallas in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. DEF LEGGEND has also become a favorite of the Casino circuits in Oklahoma and Louisiana. Being referred to as "The next best thing to Def Leppard" is an honor DEF LEGGEND never takes for granted and is a title they work tirelessly to earn show after show. No one leaves a DEF LEGGEND performance without believing they have just seen the best "Def Leppard Tribute Experience" in the world!
Buy Your Tickets for Thursday, July 11!
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019
Formerly of the Eagles
Don Felder is renowned as a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band’s record-setting compilation Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) sold over 29 million copies in the U.S. alone and was awarded by the RIAA the top-selling album of the 20th Century. A member of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1998, Felder served as a member of The Eagles for 27 years, putting his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. Felder originated the music and co-wrote The Eagles’ biggest hit – the iconic, Grammy-studded smash “Hotel California” – along with fan favorites like “Victim of Love” and “Those Shoes.” He became immediately celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on legendary songs like “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “New Kid In Town,” and numerous more. After leaving the group in 2001, Felder also became a New York Times bestselling author when his riveting confessional memoir Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles proved a major commercial triumph upon publication in 2008. Growing up in the Gainesville, FL local music scene, Don Felder would incongruously encounter a number of the greatest talents that would go on to change rock and roll history.
Countless musicians of far lesser accomplishment have probably made similar statements regarding their own personal creative process, but when the confession comes from John Waite – whose been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable, enduring and appreciated popular music for more than 35 years – one cannot help but both recognize and marvel at the shimmering legacy of this British born rock star.
Opening act: Them Pesky Kids
Them Pesky Kids will rock your socks off with their collection of award-winning music and fun stage presence. A collection of artists that span multiple decades playing with various artists, Them Pesky Kids have found their grove and are now playing nationwide. What's cool is that they all have roots back to Minnesota, so let's welcome them back for a unofficial homecoming!
Buy Your Tickets for Friday, July 12!
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019
The Guess Who
Originally a Canadian rock band formed in Winnipeg in 1965, The Guess Who started gaining international success from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s with many hit singles, including "No Time", "American Woman", "Laughing", "These Eyes", "Undun" and "Share the Land". The band has continued to perform and record to the present day, and at various times have included many well-known musicians, including Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman (of Bachman–Turner Overdrive). Formed as a garage rock band, their musical style encompassed the pop rock and psychedelic rock genres.
Foghat’s live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin’ as long as they want. This band truly is timeless. Constant touring is part of their DNA and the band just loves to play. Their live show is as intense as ever with the incredible energy and musicianship that one would expect and hope for from a seasoned band with such a long musical history and they are bringing their fans along for the ride. Not content to rest on their laurels, the band released a great new studio album in June 2016 titled “Under the Influence”, and another ‘live’ album in June of 2017 called ‘Live at the Belly Up’. Both were given great reviews by press audience alike. To keep the ball rolling, they are planning to release a live DVD in 2018!
Opening act: Heartless
Ann and Nancy Wilson forever changed the rock n’ roll landscape in 1975 with hard-hitting guitars and soaring vocals. That power and passion continues with Heartless, the Premier Tribute to Heart. Heartless gives you the thrill of falling in love with the music of Heart all over again. Experience it! Heartless takes you back to the first time you heard ”Magic Man” on the radio and you needed more! Lots MORE! Every Heartless concert is packed with the songs fans love and delivered as a FANtastic, authentic musical journey from the diamond waves of Dreamboat Annie and the fury of Barracuda in the 70’s, to power ballads like Alone and What About Love in the 80’s. Truly a testament to the six talented and versatile musicians that deliver the sound, spirit, and all live energy of the original band, Heart.
Buy Your Tickets for Saturday, July 13!
CONCERT AREA GATE HOURS
Early Entry: Gates open at 3PM, pre-purchased tickets only
General Admission: Gates open at 4pm
VIP: Gates open at 3PM
Will Call – Guest list at main gate.
Tickets can be pre-purchased online or on site.
All Ages Show – Under 16 /without ID must be accompanied by an adult.
Rain or Shine Event
We do not issue refunds for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets are sold on a “rain or shine” basis, and no refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to bad weather. In the event of inclement weather, the show may be interrupted, and resume again as weather permits.
PARKING & SHUTTLE BUSES
On-site parking available on site – CASH ONLY the day the event. Buck Hill will have a drop off area for shuttles, limos, buses, and taxis. Special needs accessible parking will be available. Tailgating is NOT allowed in any parking lot, no drinking allowed on shuttle buses.
Shuttle Buses Schedule and Location will be posted online. Please check back on July 1st for the locations and times.
CONCERT AREA, GATES, LAWN CHAIR SEATING
Your online or paper ticket is exchanged for a wristband when you arrive, which allows you General Admission Area or VIP area access and validates you are over 21. Please have an I.D. ready when entering. No bottles, cans, coolers, video cameras, beverages of any kind, or
umbrellas may be brought into the concert area. You will be asked to open bags for inspection.
The Buck Concert Series has open festival seating, General Admission ticket holders can roam the entire concert area up to the front of the stage. There will be an air conditioned room to cool off in the Event Center, Food Trucks, Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
open to everyone. General Admission ticket holders may not enter the VIP area or the VIP Bar Area during the show. VIP AREA and Black Diamond Bar & Restaurant will be open to the general public immediately after the show.
LAWN CHAIR AND BLANKET SEATING
You may bring lawn chairs and lawn chairs are recommended over blankets. Seating is daily first-come-first-served basis (get into the concert area early to pick your favorite spot and purchase an Early Bird ticket for early access). All general admission fans can stroll through the lawn chair seating area even if they do not have a chair and are able to sit on the hillside where there are no chairs.
The Buck Concert Series has a VIP area that will be accessed by entering through the main gate and receiving a VIP wrist band. The VIP area is in the Black Diamond Restaurant, part of the Black Diamond deck and a private patio area adjacent to the stage. VIP ticket holders can roam the entire concert area up to the front of the stage. There will be Food Trucks, Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages open to everyone. General Admission ticket
holders may not enter the VIP area or the VIP Bar Area.
Benefits of VIP
- The VIP Patio
- VIP access to the Black Diamond and part of the Black Diamond deck (air conditioning)
- Piped in Music from Main Stage
- Indoor restrooms
- Chances for people who would like Meet & Greets with the bands when available
- Full Bar w/ outside service in VIP Area
- Black Diamond Full Menu access
- Admittance into the general admission concert area
- Early entrance to Event
- Limited number of tickets available (250/night)
SPECIAL NEEDS ACCESSIBILITY
Support is available at ticket redemption area. Please ask for assistance.
Parking is available, Cash only day of show will be required to park in the main Buck Hill lot. Handicap accessible shuttle buses will be available from out lots.
GOING THROUGH THE GATES AND SEATING
If you or an escort need assistance, security persons and gate personnel are on-hand to help you. A seating area will be available.
1. Pets are not allowed.
2. Outside Food, beverages, and coolers are not allowed. There will be a bag check upon
entrance, and an identification verification process via wristband to purchase alcohol. FOOD, NON-ALCOHOLIC and ALCOHOL BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
AT THE SHOW!
3. Umbrellas are not allowed.
4. Professional photography, video and/or audio equipment is not allowed in the concert area without written approval and the appropriate credentials. This includes any video cameras, DSLR cameras and/or cameras with a large lens.
5. Tailgating is not allowed in any parking lots.
6. No alcohol on any shuttles.
7. No one under the age of 16 allowed in without adult supervision. All attendees will need to show photo identification to receive a wristband upon entry.
8. Buck Hill is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets, personal injury, theft, loss or damage to personal property.
9. Persons engaging in violent, obscene or unruly behavior will be immediately removed, as well as wristband from the concert and parking lot sites and may be subject to arrest.
10. No seat markers like flags, balloons or similar that may obstruct the view of the guests.
11. No guns allowed on property with or without a permit.
12. Buck Concert Series is not designed for young children to attend. Parents are discouraged from bringing your children to this event.
13. No refunds, rain or shine event. Tickets are sold on a “rain or shine” basis, and no refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to bad weather. In the event of inclement weather, the show may be interrupted, and resume again as weather permits. Show will not be rescheduled.
14. Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased day of the concert at the gate.
15. There will be no re-admittance after entry.
16. Nonsmoking event, including e-cigarettes.
17. No security “like” shirts.
MAY I HAVE A PRIVATE PARTY OR MY BUSINESS DISPLAY AREA AT THE BUCK CONCERT SERIES?
Yes. Buck Hill will have space available for tents and for vendors to use to sell or display products under the sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsorships are available. Please contact us at 952.435.7174 for more information.
PRESS AND MEDIA
All regional and national media requests need to be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best Western Premiere in Burnsville will be providing shuttle service and hosting a pre party!