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Day 20- Improve the Concert Series Lineup

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Booking great acts for the park has always been a challenge, but perhaps with their partnership with iHeart Radio they can improve the concert lineup.

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Bruce Springsteen could be awesome too along with AC/DC, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Lady GaGa, and more.

Those acts are NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN, but there are plenty of mid-range acts that could.

 

Great Adventure has always had a problem booking acts because of the proximity to NYC and Philly. Most venues have exclusive contracts that won't allow the act to be booked within so many miles of a venue they are playing. That's why I said their partnership with iHeart Radio and their network of thousands of stations could help. Maybe a Z100 Concert Series or something like that.

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Alice Cooper? Justin Bieber? I know they've preformed at GA in the past.

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Many times it's groups on their way up (The Jonas Brothers) and groups on their way down (Smashmouth). It's always been rare to get a group in their prime, and the only ones that come to mind for me were New Kids on the Block (while they were still a HUGE deal) and The Monkees (when they made their comeback in the 80's on MTV).

 

The biggest concerts GA usually gets are the country artists who don't get booked in the NYC and Philly venues but have huge followings.

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When was that?

Thats what the Wikipedia and a few sources said. I probably should have checked here!

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When was that?

Probably 2009 or 2010. I am not sure though.

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This year I only went to one concert at the park. In the past they used to have so many good shows, it was hard to decide which ones to see. With the concerts that they had the past couple years, it seems they are trying to attract a different crowd than they used to.

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I was ready to buy my ticket for the 98 Degrees/OTown/Dream concert for this past summer.. but they cancelled completely. I was bummed out because i was really looking forward to it.. Now all we get are Disney people. :sleep1:

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The park had some great concerts between 2010-2012,but ever since then every year there is never anything good

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This year I only went to one concert at the park. In the past they used to have so many good shows, it was hard to decide which ones to see. With the concerts that they had the past couple years, it seems they are trying to attract a different crowd than they used to.

I feel the same. It seems that recently they've been bringing in acts that attract families/young kids and to be honest, it does seem to bring in more people so i guess its working to an extent.

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I know Pat Beneter played a few times, I love her. What about something like a EDM./ Rave? I remember few seasons back they used to do the starburst concert series with their line-ups.

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I know Pat Beneter played a few times, I love her. What about something like a EDM./ Rave? I remember few seasons back they used to do the starburst concert series with their line-ups.

 

EDM concerts attract a LOT of drugs, and I think that's something SF wanted to stay away from. Electric Adventure started at Great Adventure (hence the name), before moving to other locations after 2 or 3 years at the park.

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I don't blame them. One thing that was awesome about the 70's and 80's and even 90's was that there was much more live music and performers who loved to just rock the stage compared to todays pop artists that want a lot of money.

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