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2014 Summerfest Guide
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sunday, June 29 @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse, 9:30 p.m.

 Say the word “improg”—a mashup of “improvisational” and “progressive” used to describe rock music—and South Bend, Ind., isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But that’s where “improg” band Umphrey’s McGee was born, giving the city its own place in the musical landscape
2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 2 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

 Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, singer-songwriter Dave Matthews lived in New York’s Westchester County, then Cambridge, England, and again in Johannesburg before settling in Charlottesville, Va., the city to which he is most closely linked. It’s fair to say that all that experience has colored
2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Friday, July 4 @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, 10 p.m.

Credit Michael Fitzpatrick for knowing a winning combination when he hears it. In fact, the lead vocalist for Fitz and the Tantrums booked the Los Angeles-based band’s first gig at Hollywood’s Hotel Café in December 2008 one week after the group’s first rehearsal.
2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Friday, July 4 @ BMO Harris Pavilion, 8 p.m.

 Nothing moves a crowd as quickly as a solid funk beat, music that deemphasizes melody and harmony and brings the rhythm groove of bass and drums to the forefront. No practitioner has met with quite as much success as Kool and the Gang, the Jersey City, N.J., ambassadors of classic funk
2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Friday, July 4 @ Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m.

 Self-described as “the world’s most notorious rock band,” Mötley Crüe looms large in its legend, one determined as much by the Los Angeles group’s heavy metal music as by its (formerly) decadent lifestyle. The band’s July 4 Summerfest date is the third stop on their “All Bad Things Must Come to
2014 Summerfest Guide
Monday, June 16, 2014

Wednesday, June 25 @ BMO Harris Pavilion, 8 p.m.

 In 1999, contemporary folk singer Ray LaMontagne was working in a shoe factory in Lewiston, Maine, when he heard Stephen Stills’ 1972 album Manassas. The double-disk solo debut work from the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young members inspired what would become LaMontagne’s Grammy

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