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Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy Print E-mail
Written by JON SINGER   
Tuesday, 03 May 2005
The Alpine Valley Music Theatre claims to be one of the largest outdoor concert venues in the United States. At 35,000 seats (lawn included), that assertion has merit.

The theater hosts some of the biggest touring acts each year. At about 40 miles from Brew town and 90 miles from the Windy City, it's considered both a Milwaukee and Chicago stop for acts. Sometimes a Chicago venue will also have a show, but not always.

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

2699 Highway D
East Troy, WI 53120
(262) 642-4400
www.alpinevalleymusic.com

TICKETS:

In person:
Tickets are available at the Riverside Theatre box office, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Weekend hours vary. No phone orders are accepted. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster locations and at the theatre box office on the day of the show.

Online:
Tickets are available at www.cc.com or www.ticketmaster.com

By phone:
Call Ticketmaster the following numbers:
• Chicago: (312) 559-1212
• Milwaukee: (414 ) 276-4545
• Madison: (608) 255-4646
• Northern Wisconsin: (920) 494-1414

ATMOSPHERE

Alpine Valley is the usual outdoor pavilion/lawn concert venue. But its grounds are beautiful, and the venue resides in the middle of nowhere. Alpine Valley also has a nearby golf course and ski resort.

CROWD

Of course, the attending crowd will vary with the artist performing. You've got your ex-hippies seeing Jimmy Buffett or Crosby, Stills and Nash, your forever-college kids at Dave Matthews or your metalheads at Ozzfest.

ENTERTAINMENT / EVENTS

The venue is pretty skimpy on events. The rest of the summer features only six more concerts, all but one on weekends. But Alpine has had busier summers in the past. Dwindling concert ticket sales have slowed bookings down in more recent years.

SPIRITS

Alpine Valley sells beer in its beer garden, but the drinks can be taken back to your seat. This was not the case in prior years.

GRUB

The venue sells the usual outdoor concert food: pizza, nachos, etc.

PRICES

As with any major acts, tickets at Alpine Valley will be pricey. At least you can rest assured that parking is included in the price.

WHY IT'S UNIQUE

The sheer size of the Alpine Valley Music Theatre is intriguing. Its hilly terrain is also a change of pace. And the combination of outdoor air and big-name acts inspire you to save your ticket stub to help preserve the night's memory. Photos couresy of Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Comments
vince from illinois
Written by Guest on 2007-08-12 10:04:53
best place eve!! i go every year!! :grin
Where are you?
Written by Guest on 2008-05-20 22:01:57
It would be nice if you put a map on your website 8)

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