Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Flip the switch with this GrouponLive deal to Rock’n the Valley at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14. Choose between two options:
- For $45, you get two two-day general-admission passes (a $90 value).
- For $70, you get a concert and camping package (a $135 total value) that includes:
- Two two-day general-admission passes (a $90 value)
- A basic campsite for two nights (a $45 value)
Three campsite locations, six stages, and more than 50 bands descend upon the Winnebago County Fairgrounds for Rock’n the Valley’s two-day, open-air summer festival. While organizers are still fine-tuning the schedule and lineup, fans can expect a main-stage performance by '80s metal juggernauts Skid Row, who hearken back to the golden era of teased hair, slashed jeans, and oversized shoulder pads in suit coats for full-contact business meetings. Lead singer Johnny Solinger, original bassist Rachel Bolan, and guitarists Snake Sabo and Scotti Hill, rattle amplifiers with their anthemic breakthrough track “18 and Life” and ignite lighters with their ballad “I Remember You.”
Meanwhile, co-headliners Warrant join in on the musical flashback as they proclaim every woman in the audience to be their “Cherry Pie” and urge fans to tag along with the “Down Boys.” Rock ‘n’ roll veterans Trixter introduce ears to energetic licks from their new album, New Audio Machine, and dig into a discography that spans 20 years and includes the 1990 hit “Give It to Me Good.”
The music festival also divvies stage space for a diverse lineup of cover bands paying tribute to their respective guitar gods: Dirty Deeds impersonates AC/DC, Kashmir does their best Led Zeppelin, and Blackened imitates Metallica. Food and merchandise vendors set up booths on the fairgrounds, and a portion of the weekend’s proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which has a mission of helping injured members of the military.