Express Milwaukee - Summerfest Guide 2010 http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-288-1-summerfest-guide-2010.html Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Summerfest: Thursday, June 24 - Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow and Passion Pit http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11189-summerfest-thursday-june-24-tim-mcgraw-sheryl-crow-and-passion-pit.html Contemporary country kicks off Summerfest’s 2010 Marcus Amphitheater lineup tonight. With more than 20 years in the music business, opening-night headliner Tim McGraw continues his run as an audience favorite. As half of country’s power couple—his wife is Faith Hill—McGraw has polished his...]]> Summerfest: Friday, June 25 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers w/ ZZ Top, Public Enemy and Dierks Bentley http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11190-summerfest-friday-june-25-tom-petty-and-the-heartbreakers-w_-zz-top-public-enemy-and-dierks-bentley.html For those who like their rock fast and furious and grounded in American roots, this is the show to see. It was 34 years ago that Tom Petty formed his band, the Heartbreakers, and the group continues to wow on the road. The parade of hits is endless, whether it’s the early work like “Breakdown” and...]]> Summerfest: Saturday, June 26 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers w/ ZZ Top, Cage the Elephant and Uriah Heep http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11191-summerfest-saturday-june-26-tom-petty-and-the-heartbreakers-w_-zz-top-cage-the-elephant-and-uriah-heep.html For those who like their rock fast and furious and grounded in American roots, this is the show to see. It was 34 years ago that Tom Petty formed his band, the Heartbreakers, and the group continues to wow on the road. The parade of hits is endless, whether it’s the early work like “Breakdown” and...]]> Summerfest: Sunday, June 27 - Justin Bieber w/ Sean Kingston, B.B. King and Less Than Jake http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11192-summerfest-sunday-june-27-justin-bieber-w_-sean-kingston-bb-king-and-less-than-jake.html The Justin Bieber phenomenon can be explained in three words: YouTube, Usher and Twitter. The pint-sized Canadian singer was discovered through his YouTube channel, where he posted videos of himself covering R&B and pop hits and impressed one of the artists he covered, Usher. With Usher’s...]]> Summerfest: Monday, June 28 - Eric Clapton w/ Roger Daltrey, Blue Öyster Cult and Hawthorne Heights http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11193-summerfest-monday-june-28-eric-clapton-w_-roger-daltrey-blue-%25D6yster-cult-and-hawthorne-heights.html When an admiring fan wrote “Clapton is God” on the wall of the London Underground’s Islington station in 1965, the stage was set for the musical ascension of the then-20-year-old Eric Patrick Clapton. The illegitimate son of an unwed teenage mother and a Canadian soldier stationed in England has since risen...]]> Summerfest: Tuesday, June 29 - Brooks & Dunn, Cypress Hill and “Weird Al” Yankovic http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11195-summerfest-tuesday-june-29-brooks-dunn-cypress-hill-and-ldweird-alrd-yankovic.html Rumors of retirement (and subsequent un-retirement) for recording artists are nothing new, but if their word is to be believed, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are going out on top—fitting, since that’s more or less where they started. This really may be the final tour for Brooks & Dunn, the duo whose stable...]]> Summerfest: Wednesday, June 30 - Usher, The Moody Blues and Dark Star Orchestra http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11197-summerfest-wednesday-june-30-usher-the-moody-blues-and-dark-star-orchestra.html Of all the teenage R&B singers spawned by the ’90s, none proved themselves more enduring than Usher, who would go on to become the best-selling singer of the 2000s. A generation of R&B fans watched Usher grow up, maturing from fresh-faced kid with impeccable dance moves into a conflicted...]]> Summerfest: Thursday, July 1 - Santana w/ Steve Winwood, The Hold Steady and The Offspring http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11198-summerfest-thursday-july-1-santana-w_-steve-winwood-the-hold-steady-and-the-offspring.html At the height of San Francisco’s musical and cultural revolutions of the late 1960s, young guitarist Carlos Santana surfaced with a new sound, one that blended traditional blues with his own Mexican-American roots, all awash in the era’s “psychedelic” and socially conscious overtones. With a hit single, “Jingo...]]> Summerfest: Friday, July 2 - American Idols LIVE!, N.E.R.D. and O.A.R. http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11199-summerfest-friday-july-2-american-idols-live_-nerd-and-oar.html American Idols LIVE! Marcus Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m. “American Idol” owes its long run as America’s top-rated television show in part to its willingness to embrace change... ]]> Summerfest: Saturday, July 3 - Rush, Modest Mouse and John Hiatt http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11200-summerfest-saturday-july-3-rush-modest-mouse-and-john-hiatt.html When you’re the three guys in Rush—the same three guys who have been in Rush since 1974—you can call your current North American trek the “Time Machine Tour.” This “evening with Rush” will feature the band’s most popular album, 1981’s Moving Pictures—“Tom Sawyer,” anyone?—performed in its...]]> Summerfest: Sunday, July 4 - Carrie Underwood, Devo and Silversun Pickups http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-11201-summerfest-sunday-july-4-carrie-underwood-devo-and-silversun-pickups.html As a pretty blonde with a tonally pure, lung-buster of a voice and built-in following as a winner of “American Idol,” it was almost a foregone conclusion that Carrie Underwood would succeed in any style of music. She chose commercial-radio country and, as expected, an Underwood single that doesn’t reach No. 1 in airplay is rare indeed. Perhaps only Taylor Swift rivals her as country royalty...]]>