Brad Paisley launches country weekend at Summerfest

As the weekend rolled in, so did the fans. Attendance was up at Summerfest for the marginally warmer Friday night, kicking off a weekend of country music. While the fog was letting up The annual Big Bang fireworks show wasn’t going to take a chance, rescheduling for July 1 in an attempt to attract more fans to the Tuesday of the second week – one of the fest’s lower attended days.

Helping spark a highly successful weekend, Darius Rucker and Brad Paisley headlined the Marcus amphitheater breaking the run of pop openers Summerfest scheduled for the first two days. Paisley’s top notch performance brought fans in close with his warm summertime country vibe. Early in the show he got personal with few fans in the crowd, jumping down and taking selfies while jamming on his Fender Tele.

The Pretty Reckless, having cancelled their previous show in Milwaukee, followed through on their promise to return for a highly anticipated show. Attendance was promising, especially for the 3pm set, but front-woman Taylor Momsen was feeling a but under the weather. She pushed though though, giving fans her best.

Following The Pretty Reckless, Crobot brought a major change of pace to the stage. High energy packed with fast paced rock didn’t do the trick with some fans. Many sat, but the bands true professionalism shined when they continued to perform 100%.

Furthering the stacked Harley Davidson Roadhouse, hard rock powerhouse Five Finger Death Punch closed the night with a 10pm set attracting much of the Summerfest population. The expansive crowd made themselves well heard – the performance being one of the capstone sets of the week. Word for word Summerfest fans kept up with intense frontman Ivan Moody feeding him to push fans harder and harder.

Be sure to check out photos from day 1 and day 2 and come back for more from next week!

Brad Paisley

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The Pretty Reckless

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