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Jack Johnson and Dispatch Join Forest Hills Summer Concert Lineup

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | February 10, 2017 2:20pm | Updated on February 13, 2017 8:04am
 Jack Johnson will perform at the Forest Hills Stadium on June 14.
Jack Johnson will perform at the Forest Hills Stadium on June 14.
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The Forest Hills Stadium summer lineup is filling out as organizers keep adding new acts.

The recently renovated venue, where The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones performed decades ago, will host signer/songwriter Jack Johnson and indie band Dispatch this summer, the organizers said.

The artists will join several previously announced acts, including Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, My Morning Jacket, The Chainsmokers, The xx and Sigur Ros, all scheduled to perform at the stadium this year.

Jack Johnson, an environmentalist and former pro surfer, is scheduled to play in Forest Hills on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. with special guest, Canadian musician Bahamas, as part of his North American tour, which kicks off in Chicago on June 2.

The artist, who has not toured since 2014, has just released his new song “Fragments” which appears in “The Smog Of the Sea,” a new documentary about plastic pollution in the oceans, the organizers said.

Boston-based Dispatch, founded by college friends Chad Urmston, Pete Heimbold, and Brad Corrigan in 1996, will perform in Forest Hills on Thursday, July 6, as part of their America, Location 12 Tour, organizers said.

Dispatch (Credit: Allen Ralph)

The roots-rock band also just released “Only The Wild Ones," the first new song from their upcoming studio album.

Alternative rock band Guster will open for Dispatch.

Tickets for Jack Johnson’s concert will cost $75 and will go on sale Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets for Dispatch will be available to the public on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. They will range from $46 to $66. For more information and to purchase tickets go here