Red Sky Music Festival 2012: Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Poison

The Red Sky Music Festival returns July 18-21, 2012 at Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebreska. The Midwest mega-fest debuted last year with six days of national and local acts like Journey, 311, and Kid Rock while boasting an attendance of 80,000, This year it’s been dialed back to four days.

The 2012 lineup so far is heavily focused on country acts. July 18th will feature Rascal Flatts, Eli Young Band, Little Big Town, and Edens Edge. July 19th is Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, and The Lost Trailers. Saturday is home to eighties hair bands Def Leppard and Poison along with Lita Ford.

So country fans are stoked, but there’s more than a few disappointed Omaha locals:

The Lazy-i.com, a local music blog had this to say:

MECA, the folks behind Red Sky, is like a group of out-of-touch parents planning a senior prom.

Brad Dickson writing a weekly humor column for the Omaha World-Herald:

This just in – NASA announced plans to go to Mars in an attempt to discover the last country music act in the universe to not play the Red Sky Music Festival.

Christopher Mertz on the Red Sky Music Festival Facebook Page:

To me I find it insulting to even call it a music festival. It seems more like a state fair, and what was RATT and Billy Ray Cyrus too busy to make it?

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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