Slipknot crush sixth Rock USA

Rock USA roared into its sixth year, Slipknot headlining the mid-July Friday night show. Ditching classic rock for this 3-day run, Rock USA recruited Slipknot, Disturbed, Alice in Chains, Five Finger Death Punch, and Shinedown for this go round.

Rock USA breaks from classic rock with Avenged Sevenfold

Trading rain for 90 degree temperatures, Rock USA not only took a stern new direction with the weather, but also with their lineup for Friday night. Swapping the classics for a newer generation’s take on rock music, Avenged Sevenfold changed the pace, headlining with support from Breaking Benjamin and Papa Roach.

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.

‘World’s Loudest Month’ Expands into Wisconsin, ‘Northern Invasion’

The ‘World’s Loudest Month’ festival series is making another addition to their lineup, already spanning much of the eastern half of the United States. Expanding to Somerset, Wisconsin near the Minnesota boarder, ‘Northern Invasion’ heeds high demand in the upper midwest – a market that’s gone untapped by this growing festival series until now. Slipknot, […]

Summer’s last hurrah for Milwaukee students, Juicy J

Summer has taken a turn to fall, but before the real first week of school colleges around the nation are sneaking in some fall semester welcome festivities. UW-Milwaukee celebrates the first weekend back in style with top national acts for their annual Pantherfest, this year featuring Juicy J and Timeflies.

Big & Rich spice up Wisconsin’s fair season

It’s fair season in Wisconsin. That’s something special, something you’ll only experience in Wisconsin and other like-minded Midwestern states. Outside of the big cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, and Twin Cities, late July and August are filled with weekends of carnivals, fairs, and live music.

Summerfest continues with a ‘Big Bang’

Continuing into its second week, Summerfest kicked off the first of July with its annual Big Bang fireworks display. Originally scheduled for opening day and being postponed for another two, Summerfest decided to start the second week with the legendary show.

Summerfest ends first week strong

It was a killer week for music in Wisconsin. From Country USA to CountryFest to Summerfest, the state has become overrun with wild festival goers looking for a release. It’s the busiest time of the year here – after the long winters we just want to get out and have a good time, even if […]

Carrie Underwood wraps a resilient Country USA

Weeks of torrential rains in the Midwest have left ground conditions questionable, especially in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. The annual Country USA music festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin had questionable handling of the weather situation as the festival kicked off earlier this Tuesday (read here), but as the week progressed conditions of the festival grounds improved. Known […]

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 […]

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