Thursday, Aug. 13, Irish Fest @ Summerfest Grounds. One year shy of its 30th anniversary, Milwaukee’s Irish Fest once again transforms the Summerfest grounds into a haven for Celtic culture. This year’s festival features musical performances from artist 3 Pints Gone, Gaelic Storm, The Red...
More or less a Jonas Sister, Demi Lovato co-wrote her album with the The Jonas Brothers, appeared in their movies Camp Rock and Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience and signed a contract on the same Disney letter-head. Then why does she sound so much better? She certainly plays the same family-friendly, bubblegum power pop, targeted to the same tween market. But, perhaps as a result of her slightly punkier packaging...
The Wisconsin State Fair wraps up its annual run today with a special 6 p.m. concert at the fair’s Main Stage uniting past and present members of the popular kids singing troupe Kids From Wisconsin. The kids, young and old, will do a revue of pop music hits from the past 40 years, covering both happy, up . . .
At 71, the singer, guitarist and fiddler Charlie Daniels still has what it takes to get the crowd moving, especially when he plays the well-known crowd pleaser “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” He’s since squandered some of his cache, though, by recording the offensive, post-9/11 Arab-bashing anthem “This . . .
Thanks to a steady succession of powerhouse hits in the ’90s, most memorably “I’ll Make Love to You” and “End of the Road,” Boyz II Men still hold claim to being the most commercially successful R&B act of all time, even if recent albums haven’t sold as well as their Clinton-era blockbusters. Since the 2003 departure . . .
Two mainstays of any state fair’s entertainment line-up are Christian musicians and country musicians, so Josh Turner, who headlines the Wisconsin State Fair tonight at 8 p.m., is the best of both worlds: He’s a Christian country singer. Over the course of three albums in four years, the bassy-voiced Turner has . . .
Meanwhile, over on the Wisconsin State Fair’s Main Stage, Christian rocker Jeremy Camp headlines an 8 p.m. show. Camp’s music trends toward throaty post-grunge rock and soaring buzz ballads—Creed is a fair comparison—but his songs about keeping faith in spite of adversity cut deeper than most because . . .
…And they’re back for some more. Tonight the Gin Blossoms return to Milwaukee for the second time in a month to play the Cousins Subs Amphitheater at the Wisconsin State Fair at 7 p.m. At their July Summerfest performance, the Gin Blossoms announced that they came to “kick ass and chew bubblegum . . .