Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q a curveball for lacking Summerfest

Summerfest’s lack of the hard rock and metal genres is increasingly apparent year after year, but their growing relationship with hip-hop and rap artists has been on the rise for even longer and takes a new turn with Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q.

A strong close for Summerfest’s first week

Week one of Summerfest had its highs and its lows. Struggling for traction with many of its artists and pairing of performances from stage to stage, Summerfest had issues early on with headliners and ground stage acts. The 2015 summer months were not buzzing with as much touring activity as the last few years according […]

Saturday Summerfest Snapshot, Flaming Lips, 3EB, MisterWives

The weekend is upon Summerfest. Marked with a lineup to please nearly everyone, Friday of week one felt like Milwaukee Summerfest should. Warm weather, killer sunset, and a lakefront setting with bands from all walks of the industry.

Eric Church roars back to Country USA

With a grin ear to ear and as enthusiastic as ever, Eric Church made his way back to Wisconsin and Country USA for 2015. Growing in popularity alongside similar artists Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, Eric Church was a suitable headliner for the sprawling country festival.

Public Enemy, Gary Clark Jr & more, Summerfest

Night two of Summerfest 2015 proved to be a bit cooler for fans on the lakefront, swapping their sunglasses for jackets. The annual Milwaukee music festival was far tamer than its opening night, even with Kings of Leon main stage and Billy Currington headlining the second largest stage on the grounds. Country music fares very […]

Atlas Genius leads Summerfest into first weekend

Atlas Genius performed for a gloomy and laid back Summerfest, however their set was far more warming than the chilly lakefront. On the US Cellular stage, Atlas Genius well-known for their hits “Trojans” and “If So” played a fifteen song setlist including their new song “Molecules”.

Florida Georgia Line accompany Big Bang, kick of Summerfest

The unofficial start of The Big Gig kicked off Tuesday the 23rd with a sold-out performance from the Rolling Stones, but Summerfest went full steam on their opening night with the annual Big Bang fireworks display, ground headliners Magic!, The Dirty Heads, Bastille, Sheryl Crow, and festival amphitheater headliner Florida Georgia Line.

Miranda Lambert leads Country USA into a week of sun

Generously spared of rain so far this year, Country USA returned in full swing with ample sun, warm weather, cowboy hats, and Miranda Lambert headlining day one’s entertainment. Fans arriving early to stake out a spot in the general admission areas, filling up on festival foods, alcohol, and dancing around most of the day has […]

A weekend with My Morning Jacket, Milwaukee

With fresh new May 2015 release The Waterfall and a two day weekend planned for Milwaukee, My Morning Jacket rode a dashing return to a city that never tires of the psychedelic alt-rock outfit lead by Jim James.

Imagine Dragons anything but ‘Smoke + Mirrors’

Imagine Dragons’ “Smoke + Mirrors” tour featuring Metric and Halsey pushed a wave of pop-rock through Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center for Imagine Dragons’ largest show yet in the Brew City.

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