By Correne Martin
The inaugural year of Rock on the River promises to bring an eclectic mix of classic rock, alternative, and heavy metal together on one stage in Prairie du Chien this weekend, July 11-13. Fans will have no shortage of a good time rockin’ out to the aggressive tunes of today’s hardest rock bands while also singing along with some old favorites.
The weekend kicks off Thursday evening with Loverboy at 5:30 p.m., followed by Creedence Clearwater Revisited (CCR) at 7:30 p.m., and Joan Jett and Blackhearts at 9:30 p.m. Generations of music lovers will unite in singing the familiar lyrics from the classic Eighties songs by these artists.
On Friday, Wisconsin’s reggae, rock and ska band, TUGG, will start the music at 2:30 p.m. The hard rock bands 10 Years and Flyleaf will take the stage at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30, respectively. At 8:30 p.m., the punk rock band Bad Religion will go on, and at 10:30 p.m., Sublime with Rome will finish off the night.