Mason, Ohio- Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, Kings Island has announced the return of live music to the Timberwolf Amphitheater this season with a lineup of concert series including The Avett Brothers, Berlin & A Flock of Seagulls, 3 Doors Down and Five for Fighting with special guest The Verve Pipe.
The 2022 Kings Island concert series at the Timberwolf Amphitheater presented by Platform Beer Company marks the most summer concerts at Timberwolf since 1995. For the first time, Kings Island will not require concertgoers to also purchase admission at the amusement park. Concert tickets will be available to the general public and will include free parking after 5 p.m. and exclusive admission to Timberwolf before the start of each show.
“Since Timberwolf opened in 1982, some of the most popular artists of our time have taken to the stage,” said Mike Koontz, Vice President and General Manager of Kings Island. “We are thrilled to bring this tradition back to Kings Island this summer.”
2022 Concert Series Lineup Information
The Avett Brothers Tuesday, June 28 – Gates 7 p.m. | Music 8 p.m. American folk rock band The Avett Brothers made waves with their 2009 major label debut, I and Love and You, landing at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 to critical acclaim. True Sadness (2016) achieved the Avett Brothers’ highest career start to date reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums chart, No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart, No. 1 on the digital albums, No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 and scoring two GRAMMY® Nominations.
Berlin + A Flock Of Seagulls Saturday, July 9 – Gates 6 p.m. | Music 7 p.m. This Los Angeles-based Berlin synth pop band, founded by bassist John Crawford, vocalist Terri Nunn and keyboardist David Diamond, topped the charts in 1986 with the love-themed single “Take My Breath Away.” from the movie Tom Cruise Top Gun. A Flock Of Seagulls might just be known for their weirdly teased haircuts as much as their single “I Ran.” A Flock of Seagulls was among the main movers of the 80s new wave era.
3 Doors Down with special guest Candlebox Friday, July 22 – Gates 6 p.m. | Music 7 p.m. Multi-platinum, Grammy®-nominated Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down first found their own voice in 1995. It’s only gotten stronger over the past two decades. It all started with their 2000 debut album, The Better Life. The album went six times platinum and introduced the world to their now classic “Kryptonite”. Their fan base continued to grow with 2002’s triple platinum Away from the Sun, which produced the hits “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You”.
Throw away any preconceptions you might have about who Candlebox is. Wolves, the band’s seventh album which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard chart this year, is packed with brutal lyrical honesty and songs that run the gamut from dirty rock stompers to timeless, rock-ready pop-rock tunes. the radio. This multi-platinum selling band is best known for singles like “Far Behind”, “You” and “Cover Me”.
Skillet with special guest Jordan St. Cyr Saturday, July 23 – Gates 6 p.m. | Music 7 p.m. Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. The band currently consists of husband John Cooper and wife Korey Cooper as well as Jen Ledger and Seth Morrison. The group has released eleven albums, two of which, Collide and Comatose, received Grammy nominations.
It was when Jordan St. Cyr served with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) as a teenager that he found inspiration to pursue a career in music. Now in 2022, having released more music along the way, Jordan St. Cyr has released his first full album with BEC Recordings. The self-titled ten-song project was released on March 4.
Five for Fighting with special guest The Verve Pipe Saturday August 20 – Doors 6 p.m. | Music 7 p.m. Proceeds from this concert will be donated to A Kid Again.
John Ondrasik, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and performer known as Five For Fighting, wrote major hits including “Superman (It’s Not Easy)”, “100 Years”, “The Riddle”, “Chances”, “World” and “Easy Tonight”, which earned him tens of millions of streams and placed him in the top 10 Hot Adult Contemporary artists of the 2000s. Five For Fighting’s music has also been featured in over 350 movies, TV shows and commercials, including The Blind Side, Hawaii Five-O, The Sopranos and CBS drama Code Black.
Renowned for their spectacular live performances, multi-platinum alternative rock band The Verve Pipe are recognized worldwide for their radio hits “Photograph”, “Hero”, “Happiness Is”, “Never Let You Down” and the hit #1. single “Freshmen”.
Concert Ticket Information and Exclusive Presale for Kings Island Season Pass Holders Kings Island Gold and Platinum Passholders will have access to an exclusive pre-sale for all shows from Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 28 at 10 p.m. Season passes can be purchased on the Kings Island website. Concert tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. Free parking after 5 p.m. is included with the purchase of a concert ticket. VIP tickets are also available, which includes a VIP lounge. Ultimate VIP also includes a side view of the stage and more exclusive benefits.
Platform Beer creates a Golden Lager “Happy Place” for Kings Island’s 50and Anniversary Platform Beer Company, located in Cleveland, Ohio and widely known for its creative seasonal offerings and limited edition releases, has collaborated with Kings Island to create a beer worth celebrating all summer long in support of the new series concerts for the 50th anniversary of Kings Island. Fans can enjoy Happy Place, a session Golden Lager. Happy Place pays homage to a collision between old and new world hops. This infusion is an easy-drinking lager with subtle notes of cereals, flowers and sweet spices.
“We are proud to support the 2022 Kings Island Concert Series at the Timberwolf Amphitheater. It was important to us to create a beer that pays homage to the nostalgic experience that Kings Island offers. The return of live music to the Timberwolf Amphitheater continues that tradition of memorable moments – now enjoyed with a delicious Golden Lager,” said Brittany Foster, Marketing Director of Platform Beer Co.
Happy Place can be enjoyed at the park and at local community grocery and convenience stores near Kings Island.
About Kings Island and Timberwolf
The Timberwolf Amphitheater is a 10,000 seat performance venue located in Kings Island Amusement Park. Originally inaugurated in 1982, the 2022 concert series marks the highest number of summer concerts at the site since 1995. Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family-friendly attractions. In 2022, the park celebrates its 50th anniversary. Guests can experience 15 roller coasters, including Orion, voted “Best New Amusement Park Attraction” of 2020 in USA Today’s 10Best Readers Poll; an award-winning children’s area and a 33-acre water park. Admission to Kings Island is not included with concert tickets.
About the Cedar Fair
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the world’s largest regional entertainment center operators, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Focused on its mission to make people happy by providing fun, immersive and memorable experiences, the company owns and operates 13 properties, including 11 amusement parks, four separately enclosed outdoor water parks and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and over 600 luxury RV sites. Cedar Fair parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Texas and Toronto, Ontario.
About Platform Beer Company
Founded in 2014, the Cleveland-based Platform Beer Co. focuses on innovation and charitable community initiatives. Widely known in its home market for their creative seasonal offerings and limited edition releases, Platform beers can be found in OH, PA, IN, KY (in all major markets), as well as NJ and with select availability at NY.
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