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.

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.

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