By now, the Top 3–Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey and Kris Allen have arrived in their respective hometowns–San Diego, Milwaukee and Conway AR–in anticipation of a full day of activities tomorrow.
The big Idol hometown visit is the ego-massaging reward for those contestants who manage to make it to the American Idol Top 3. Returning Idols are treated to a hero’s welcome as they tool around their hometown stomping grounds.
Local FOX affiliate and radio station interviews, parades, and free concerts are some of the activities scheduled for the Top 3 tomorrow.
All the festivities, of course, will be captured by Idol cameras to be aired on next Wednesday’s results show.
After the jump, check out the schedule of events for all three hometown visits:
Adam Lambert – San Diego, CA
Thursday May 7
Arrives at Lindburg Field Airport. Will be greeted by Fox 5 News.
10:00 PM: Arrival will be featured on Fox 5 evening news
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.
- 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.
- 11 am AM – Performance at Sun Devils stadium (possibly with a guest appearance by Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 or Hank Easton of The Heroes).
- 11:30 AM – Adam meets with students from the drama and choir departments.
- 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, AR
Thursday May 7
- 9:00pm – Kris appears live on FOX16 News at Nine
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.
More about Danny’s visit HERE.