Given the leather jacket and sneer Tom Petty wore on the cover of his 1976 debut, many people assumed he was one of those cheeky punks bent on tearing down the walls of rock 'n' roll.
The fourth annual Sonic Boom rock 'n' roll show at the airport in Janesville was a time for fun and celebration--and pushing some boundaries.
Night Music is a listing of local night spots featuring live entertainment from Thursday, Sept. 28, through Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Other touring acts in the area include Arlo Guthrie, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary, and comedian Greg Proops.
The Janesville Performing Arts Center has canceled a planned performance by Wisconsin native and former "Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat as the actor faces charges he groped a woman and indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl.
Night Music is a listing of local night spots featuring live entertainment from Thursday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Featuring 29 of the top names in the active rock genre, the yearly shindig at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport is expected to draw upwards of 30,000 fans.
Other touring acts in the area include The Floozies, Ryan Adams and Straight No Chaser.
Find out where they're from, when they formed, where to find them online and why you might have heard of them in the first place.
Need tickets? Curious about food? Not sure what you can bring along? Know everything about the show ahead of time with this handy information list.