Express Milwaukee - 2012 Summerfest Guide Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST en hourly 1 Summerfest Daily Highlights: Wednesday, June 27 - Rascal Flatts w/ Little Big Town, Kool and the Gang and Steve Miller Band It's easy to see why Rascal Flatts has become one of America's favorite country bands. The group, which met up in Nashville by way of Columbus, Ohio, includes lead vocalist Gary...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Thursday, June 28 - Foo Fighters, Ben Folds Five and The Promise Ring Rock isn't dead and it probably never will be, but it's certainly seen better days. In recent years the genre has been stuck in a creative vacuum, resisting innovation even as its sales have...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Friday, June 29 - Train and Kelly Clarkson, Jimmy Cliff and Morris Day and The Time The San Francisco pop-rock trio Train is living out one of modern music's great comeback stories. Though the group found some early success with impassioned...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Saturday, June 30 - Lady Antebellum w/ Darius Rucker, Three Dog Night and ZZ Top It was only a few years back that Lady Antebellum played a side stage at Summerfest. Then the group opened for other country acts at the Marcus Amphitheater. With hits like “Love Don't...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Sunday, July 1 - The Beach Boys, Robyn and Chicago Few bands have created their own musical genre, but if any group can claim that honor, it's The Beach Boys, who captured and turned the “surf sound” into the American pop music voice of a...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Tuesday, July 3 - TiŽsto w/ Steve Aoki, Joe Walsh and Bob Mould This concert is something of a historic one for Summerfest: It marks the first time an electronic-music act has ever headlined the Marcus Amphitheater during the annual festival...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Wednesday, July 4 - Iron Maiden w/ Alice Cooper, Ziggy Marley and The Joy Formidable Iron Maiden simply refuses to die, flying the flag for multiple generations of rabid headbangers who have given the British heavy-metal band something now approaching nine lives. Musical...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Thursday, July 5 - Zac Brown Band, The Avett Brothers and Death Cab for Cutie Zac Brown is easy to spot in his band; he's the guy with the trademark knit cap and bushy black beard who creates a sound that mashes up country, folk, jam, bluegrass, Southern rock...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Friday, July 6 - Big Time Rush w/ Cody Simpson, Atmosphere and Paul Oakenfold A perfect triple bill for tweeny-boppers, this show boasts a headlining boy band inspired by The Monkees, a 15-year-old Australian heartthrob and a 14-year-old whose personality won...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Saturday, July 7 - Aerosmith w/ Cheap Trick, Cake and Anthony Hamilton Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is a judge on “American Idol,” guitarist Joe Perry's instrumental compositions have been featured on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and bassist...]]> Summerfest Daily Highlights: Sunday, July 8 - Neil Diamond, The B-52s and Squeeze Brooklyn-born Neil Diamond may have launched his career some 50 years ago, but he's fully embracing the present moment. He tours, records, tweets and has inspired a handful of pretty...]]>