I Blend of old and new acts will
flow through Deer Creek’s ninth
I Photo / Jeﬂrey Bender '
NO DOUBT: Band members Adrian Young (left to tight). Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont will perform May 20. season, sat in begln May 20-
By Marc D. Allan
he Mothershlp will land at
Deer Creek Music Center
this summer. And if George
Clinton's appearance isn‘t
enough. the Who. Dave
Matthews. the Black
reunion and two nights of
Phish highlight the lirst
wave of concerts announced by Sunshine
Deer Creek's ninth summer begins May 20
with the pop/ska band No Doubt. By the time
the outdoor-concert season ends some time in
September, about 40 shows will have come
through the 20.000-capaeity amphitheater in
southeastern Hamilton County.
The early entries on the summer 1997
schedule contain a mix of special evenings.
perennial tours and acts that only come
around every few years.
On July 26. the Who returns to central
lndiana for the first time since 1982. The
tour. with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey
and John Entwistie back together again, will
feature music from the band's 1972 rock
Rush (June 10) and Queensryche (July
13) perform here for the first time in a few
years. Styx (July 4) and Boston (July 12),
stalwarts from the ‘70s. continue on the
Photo Neil Kat:
SUMMER FUN: Chicago (above)
returns to Deer Creek June 1; and the
Who (right), not in central Indiana since
1982, plays July 26.
Dave Matthews Band brings its
freewheeling jams back to town (June 28).
Vince Gill moves from the state fair to Deer
Creek (July 1 1). as do Hank Williams Jr..
Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels (June 21).
James Taylor will play Fire and Rain and
other low-key favorites (July 15).
And. like the daffodils. the Beach Boys and
Chicago are back (June 1), as is Jimmy
Buﬂ'ett (June 25 and 27).
Oldies. Christian packages
Meanwhile. no fewer than eight
package tours will pull into Deer
Creek this summer. with
everything from an oldies rock
show — Summer Due. featuring
John Kay and Steppenwolf.
Foghnt. Pat Tnvm and Blue
Oyster Cult on June 19 — to
an evening of
contemporary . , ‘ t'. _. ,y
Christian music called ‘ 3 - ,, , ’
the Utmost Festival. ' " ‘ ‘ '
The Utmost lineup ,
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well as Steven " ,. . - 5 . ‘ “
Twyla Paris. Bryan
and Chip Morgan.
The show is July 6.
022 Fest ‘97. the
ﬁrst of the multi-
band shows, comes
to town June 4. The
concert is scheduled to
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