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Monday, June 10, 2013

Wednesday, June 26 @ Miller Lite Oasis, 10 p.m.

There wasn’t a more arresting, effortless pop song last year than Usher’s “Climax.” Tension bubbles throughout the first couple minutes and once the synthesizer and falsetto voice seem to reach their collective peak, instead of
05.24.2013 | | Posted at 12:40 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Though many people go to the festival seeking out specific headliners, what sometimes gets lost in the conversation about Summerfest is that it can be a great way to discover new music. Each year the festival books hundreds of bands that even the most avid music listener has probably never heard of, but the festival's overwhelming schedule makes it fairly difficult to tell what, exactly, each of t...
05.03.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

Here's the 2013 lineup for the BMO Harris Pavilion

By Evan Rytlewski
If Summerfest's free-with-reserved-tickets seating at the new BMO Harris Pavilion felt a little too good to be true last year, it kind of was. Last summer the stage was besieged by scalpers, who scooped up many of the reserved "blue circle" seats, which could be secured on Ticketmaster for a small convenience fee, and sold them at great markups on sites like Craigslist and StubHub. Some concertgoe...
05.01.2013 | | Posted at 09:00 AM

Diplo, Imagine Dragons and Nelly top the eclectic stage

By Shepherd Express Staff
Summerfest this morning announced the headlining acts for one of its biggest stages, the Miller Lite Oasis.June 26     8:00 pm        Robert Delong                  10:00 pm      DiploJune 27     10:00 pm      Dropkick MurphysJune...
04.26.2013 | | Posted at 06:00 AM

With Guster, Pat Benatar, REO Speedwagon and Silversun Pickups

By Evan Rytlewski
It looks like Summerfest is going to be rolling out its grounds stage headliner lineups at a steady clip over the next week or two, so get used to them. Today the festival revealed the headliners for its Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, which are listed below.June 26    10:00 pm    Kip MooreJune 27     9:30 pm    REO SpeedwagonJun...
04.25.2013 | | Posted at 06:00 AM

With Yeah Yeah yeahs, Atmosphere, MGMT and Yeasayer

By Evan Rytlewski
A couple of weeks after reveal the bulk of its headliners in one big drop, Summerfest has started rolling out stage lineups, so now you can finally find out what night some of these headliners will be playing. This morning the festival revealed its lineup for the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stage, which contrary to its biker connotations actually claims one of the festival's more indie-friendly rost...
04.24.2013 | | Posted at 10:30 AM

Here are the The K-Nation/Cascio Interstate Music Stage headliners

By Evan Rytlewski
Since it premiered in 2007, the small, all-local Summerfest stage originally called the Groove Garage has regularly changed locations, appearances and names, and this year's festival once again finds the stage in transition. It has taken on a new primary sponsor, the Grafton-based artist management company K Nation, who join founding sponsors Cascio Interstate Music and longtime partners WMSE. The...
04.10.2013 | | Posted at 10:20 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest announced the bulk of its grounds-stage headliners last week in one massive six-minute video hosted by Lewis Black, but the festival still has a few late additions to the lineup to announce. Today the event announced that Matt & Kim, ZZ Ward, The Go-Go’s, Cold War Kids, 311, Talib Kweli and Courtyard Hounds will be playing this summer, as well. There's still no word on date, times...

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