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Live Nation's Superfest Set To Return This Summer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Live Nation is teaming up with Haymon events and Budweiser for the return of the Budweiser Superfest, Grammy Award-winning R&B soul singer Jill Scott.

The touring fest will hit the road at the end of July for an amphitheater tour of North America with support from Grammy nominated R&B singer Anthony Hamilton and groove specialists Mint Condition with music provided by DJ Jazzy Jeff and hosted by Doug E. Fresh.

In addition, Budweiser is staging "Opening Act," a talent contest for local bands to be featured in an opening slots on select tourdates. Powered by MySpace music, competitions will take place in the weeks prior to each concert. Competition winners will have chance at being the opening act for the fest, as well as receiving show tickets and cash. For more information, go to to enter and review the contest rules.

At the conclusion of the Budweiser Superfest tour, music fans may go online to view performances by the local winners to vote for their favorite. The 2011 “Opening Act” grand prize winner will receive $25,000.

The current list of Superfest tourdates

July 26 – Boston – Bank of America Pavilion
July 28 – New York – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
July 30 – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 – Chicago – Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug. 3 – Cleveland – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (formerly Nautica Pavilion)
Aug. 4 – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 6 – Philadelphia – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 7 – Washington DC – Verizon Center
Aug. 10 – Los Angeles – Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
Aug. 14 – Oakland – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Aug. 17 – Memphis – FedExForum
Aug. 19 – Atlanta – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 – Virginia Beach – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Aug. 23 – Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 24 – Charlotte – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Aug. 27 – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Houston – Reliant Arena

Budweiser "Opening Act" competition dates (with headliner listed):

July 23 – Detroit – Jon B.
July 24 – New York – Jon B
July 28 – Chicago – Dwele
July 30 – St. Louis – Dwele
Aug. 1 – Cleveland – Dwele
Aug. 3 – Philadelphia
Aug. 5 – Washington D.C. – Dwele
Aug. 9 – Memphis – Dwele
Aug. 13 – Atlanta – Dwele
Aug. 16 – Charlotte – Anthony David
Aug. 18 – Dallas – Dwele
Aug 19 – Houston – Dwele

-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers