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04.17.2014 | 6 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Norman Ware
Milwaukee is known throughout the country for its many summer festivals celebrating people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. The operative word there, however, is "people." Until now the city's festivals have been decidedly homo sapiens-centric gatherings, but that will change this fall when Henry Maier Park hosts the inaugural Fromm Petfest. The free festival on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. ...
04.16.2014 | 7 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM

Including Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram, Ingrid Michaelson and Brother Ali

By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest is still a few weeks away from announcing its side-stage schedules, but in the meantime the festival is continuing to reveal more headliners. In addition to the more than 70 acts the festival revealed last month, today the festival announced more than a dozen more, including alternative rockers Arctic Monkeys and Phantogram, rockers Rick Springfield and John Hiatt and a pack of Rhymesay...
03.26.2014 | 28 days ago | Posted at 08:15 AM

The Big Gig announces a mix of usual suspects and first-time performers

By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest revealed more than 75 of its 2014 grounds stage headliners this morning, and even casual festival goers will recognize quite a few familiar names among the bunch. Keeping the lineup of an 11-day, 11-stage festival fresh is always going to be a challenge, so a bit of overlap between years is inevitable, but some of these acts are nonetheless reaching Pat McCurdy levels of over saturation...
02.26.2014 | 56 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Cue the Drudge siren, because Summerfest's latest Marcus Amphitheater announcement is a show that seemed all but impossible just months ago: The legendary Southern rap duo Outkast will headline the stage on Sunday, June 29. After resisting a reunion for years, André 3000 finally consented this year, revealing that him and Big Boi would headline Coachella and as many as 40 other festivals this sum...
02.24.2014 | 58 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest's latest Marcus Amphitheater announcement is a two-fer: Fall Out Boy and Paramore will co-headline the stage on Saturday, July 5 as part of their "Monumentour," the festival announced today. Both emo acts are coming off of 2013 albums that dabbled with Top 40 sounds: Fall Out Boy's snarky comeback record Save Rock and Roll, and Paramore's peppy, packed self-titled album, quite possibly ...
02.12.2014 | 70 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Contemporary country is woefully short on proud progressives. Though Brad Paisley doesn’t try to fill the void, he happily spoke for the more open-minded contingent of country audiences on his bright-eyed 2009 album American Saturday Night, which looked beyond pickup trucks and small-town values to celebrate American marvels that his country peers sometimes ignore, including multiculturalism, ma...
01.28.2014 | 85 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Hair metal may not die, but it does consider retiring. After more than 30 tumultuous, off-and-on years together, Mötley Crüe are calling it quits following a final just-announced tour, which includes a performance at Summerfest’s Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, July 4 with opener Alice Cooper.And how do fans know this is really a final tour, and not one of those fake farewell tours? According t...
01.15.2014 | 98 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater schedule is filling in quickly. After the recent Zac Brown Band and Dave Matthews Band announcements, today the festival revealed its opening-night headliner: pop singer and fedora icon Bruno Mars, who will be coming off of the biggest performance of his career at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Mars will headline the stage on Wednesday, June 25 with opener A...
01.14.2014 | 99 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Good news for Dave Matthews fans who don't like the drive to Alpine Valley: The Dave Matthews Band will headline Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater, the venue announced this morning. The group will play Wednesday, July 2 as part of its "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band" tour, which will feature two nightly sets that will feature the band winding "through numerous configurations—from ...
01.10.2014 | 103 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Last month Summerfest broke from its unofficial tradition of announcing country acts as the festival's first Marcus Amphitheater headliner each year when it announced Lady Gage will  headline the stage, but fear not, country fans: There's certain to be plenty of the stuff at Summerfest this year. And now the festival has revealed its first major country headliner: the Zac Brown Band, who will...

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