The big American Idol home town visit is the reward for contestants who make it to the top 3. All Idols who return home are given a hero’s welcome as they go around showing the TV crew what their hometown is like. At this time, the top 3 American Idol contestants – Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, and Danny Gokey – have reached their hometowns of San Diego, Conway Arkansas, and Milwaukee. Some of the festivities awaiting the idols are parades, interviews, and free concerts. All festivities will be aired on next week’s results show.
Check out the jump for the top 3′s incredibly packed schedule!
Adam Lambert – San Diego, CA
Friday, May 8th
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – FOX News, San Diego
8:00 – 8:20 AM: In Studio interview 94.1 FM, “The Jeff and Jar Show”
8:45 AM: In Studio interview “AJ’S Playhouse” 93.3 FM streams LIVE online
9:30 AM: Adam Lambert appearance at AT&T store 8225 Mira Mesa Blvd.
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Police escorted parade to his alma malter Mount Carmel High School. Where he will perform (possibly with a guest appearance by Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 or Hank Easton of The Heroes)
PARADE: Begins at Carmel Mountain Road & Sun Devil Lane and Ends at High School Parking Lot. Scheduled to last 20 minutes. 9550 Carmel Mountain Road.
3:00 PM – San Diego Sea World
5:00 PM ? US Military, Marine Corps (Military families only)
Another potential event for later in the afternoon
Kris Allen – Conway, AK
Friday May 8
7:00am – Interview with Jeff and Lisa on B 98.5
7:20am – Interview with Heather & DC on 107.7 LIVE STREAM HERE
9:45am – Appearance at ATT Store on Shackleford
11:00am – Shoot on board the Arkansas Queen
11:30am – Performance at the Riverfest Amphitheater
3:00pm – 3:00pm – Live performance at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA (You must pick up tickets at noon for this performance. One ticket per person, first come first serve. Doors open at 2:15.)
5:00pm – Parade in downtown Conway
5:30pm – Live performance at Simon Park in Conway
Danny Gokey – Milwaukee, WI
Friday May 8
7am – Danny Gokey arrives at the FOX6 Studios (9001 N. Green Bay Rd., Brown Deer) for interviews on FOX6 WakeUp News. – Live Streaming – Twitter
8am – Danny leaves FOX6 to visit a couple of Milwaukee radio stations. (Probably this one and maybe here and here.
11:15am – Danny makes a short visit to an AT&T store (9078 N. Green Bay Rd., Brown Deer).
3-4:30pm – Danny visits downtown Milwaukee landmarks.
4:15pm – Main gates at Summerfest open for the Danny Gokey mini-concert at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse.
4:30pm – Danny takes part in a short car parade to Summerfest mini-concert. Parade route: Michigan & Jackson down to Chicago. East on Chicago entering the main gate at Summerfest. The parade and mini-concert will also feature four Green Bay Packers (Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Nick Barnett, Ruvell Martin).
5:15 – 6pm – Mini-concert with Danny Gokey at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse. Concert will include special guests including FOX6’s Nicole Koglin. IMPORTANT: Everyone who attends Danny’s mini-concert at Summerfest will receive a FREE Summerfest weekday admission ticket AFTER THE CONCERT.
6 pm – Danny ’s motorcade leaves Summerfest for Miller Park. The public is invited to line Wisconsin Ave. as the motorcade heads to the Brewers-Cubs ballgame.
6:30 pm – Danny throws out the first pitch and sings the National Anthem before the Brewers-Cubs game.