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Summerfest Preview: June 30, 2017

Jun. 27, 2017
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Here's a rundown of what's happening on June 30, 2017, at Summerfest. Scroll down for the full lineup.

 

Paul Simon w/ Brandi Carlile
American Family Insurance Amphitheater
7:30 p.m.


What a joy it is that Paul Simon never retired. The legendary folk singer helped soundtrack a generation with Simon & Garfunkel hits like “The Sound of Silence” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” before launching a long and often surprising solo career that included gambits like 1986’s Graceland, a blockbuster pop album widely credited with sparking American’s interest in world music, and its Latin-influenced 1990 sequel, The Rhythm of the Saints.

Although the singer has slowed in his golden years, touring less and recording more sporadically, he’s fallen into a comfortable groove of releasing a new album every half decade or so, including 2006’s Surprise, an electronic-minded collaboration with Brian Eno. Fans looking for something a little more conventional welcomed 2011’s So Beautiful or So What, which Simon composed entirely on an acoustic guitar. It’s his latest record, Stranger to Stranger, however, that feels like a true culmination of his career. It tempers Simon’s electronic leanings with the folk and world music that he’s better known for. Last year Simon also composed some fetching original music for Louis C.K.’s web series, “Horace and Pete,” and guest starred on the show as a bar patron. (Evan Rytlewski)


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Uline Warehouse
10 p.m.


It’s the rare blues-rocker who chooses the trombone as his ax, but Trombone Shorty, the stage name for New Orleans musician Troy Andrews, has coaxed some soulful sounds out of the long, slender brass instrument

Shorty, 31, has been playing his unique blend of jazz, funk and rap since he was 4 years old. A member of the Stooges Brass Band in his teens, he has been spreading New Orleans’ musical gospel while experimenting with a variety of approaches to brass performance. The musician mixes horn solos and vocal prowess easily on stage, creating a powerful blues sound with a Crescent City inflection. He also plays trumpet, organ, drums and, when pressed, the tuba.

Shorty was part of Lenny Kravitz’s horn section and performed with U2 and Green Day during the reopening of the New Orleans Superdome for the NFL’s “Monday Night Football” pre-game show after the city’s devastation by Hurricane Katrina. His most discerning audience, however, may have been former President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama when he performed with B.B. King, Keb’ Mo’ and other artists at the White House in February 2012 as part of Black History Month. (Michael Muckian)


House of Pain
BMO Harris Pavilion
9:45 p.m.


With its distinctive thump and sampled saxophone squalls, House of Pain’s addictive hit “Jump Around” was an instant smash when it was released in the early ’90s, but it’s since taken on a second life for sports fans—especially here in the Dairyland, where the song is as cherished in some corners of Badgers fandom as “On Wisconsin.” For nearly two decades, the song has blared through the speakers of Camp Randall Stadium while thousands of jumping students literally shake the rafters. In recent years, the Milwaukee Brewers have started playing the track at their games, too.

After House of Pain broke up in 1996, a day before their third and final album, the members headed in some odd directions. Everlast reinvented himself as a rapping bluesman, scoring a very-’90s hit with the self-serious 1997 single “What It’s Like,” while DJ Lethal became the turntablist for Limp Bizkit. Ten years after their split, all three members of the group reunited as part of a supergroup called La Coka Nostra, but it was only in 2010 that they officially formed House of Pain. For this tour, the group will be commemorating its 25th anniversary. (Evan Rytlewski)

 

Stage Date Start Time Performer
American Family Insurance Amphitheater 06/30/2017 07:30 PM Brandi Carlile
American Family Insurance Amphitheater 06/30/2017 07:30 PM Paul Simon




Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/30/2017 12:00 PM The Playlist
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/30/2017 02:30 PM Apollo's Beacon
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/30/2017 05:00 PM Fast Romantics
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/30/2017 06:30 PM Parade of Lights
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/30/2017 08:00 PM Barns Courtney
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/30/2017 10:15 PM Jon Bellion




BMO Harris Pavilion 06/30/2017 02:00 PM Wisconsin Badger Pep Rally with the Big 920 and 95.7 BIG FM
BMO Harris Pavilion 06/30/2017 04:00 PM Ask Your Mother
BMO Harris Pavilion 06/30/2017 06:00 PM 4 on the Floor
BMO Harris Pavilion 06/30/2017 08:00 PM TBA
BMO Harris Pavilion 06/30/2017 09:45 PM House of Pain




Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/30/2017 12:00 PM Rebel Reign
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/30/2017 02:00 PM Hell on Heels
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/30/2017 04:00 PM Altered Five Blues Band
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/30/2017 06:00 PM De La Buena
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/30/2017 08:00 PM Johnnyswim
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/30/2017 10:00 PM Dispatch




Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/30/2017 12:00 PM Cajun Strangers
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/30/2017 02:00 PM Breakout Trio
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/30/2017 04:00 PM The Jimmys
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/30/2017 06:00 PM Tweed Funk
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/30/2017 08:00 PM Lady Wray
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/30/2017 10:00 PM Joss Stone




U.S. Cellular Connection 06/30/2017 12:00 PM Bound for Branson
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/30/2017 02:00 PM Road Crew
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/30/2017 04:00 PM KC Williams
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/30/2017 06:00 PM Walker Hayes
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/30/2017 08:00 PM Chris Hawkey
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/30/2017 10:00 PM Jerrod Niemann




Uline Warehouse Stage 06/30/2017 01:00 PM The People Brothers Band
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/30/2017 03:00 PM Funky Chemist
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/30/2017 05:00 PM Charles Walker Band
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/30/2017 06:30 PM Sammy Llanas
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/30/2017 08:00 PM Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/30/2017 10:00 PM Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue




Johnson Control's World Stage 06/30/2017 03:00 PM Wheelhouse
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/30/2017 04:15 PM Devil Met Contention
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/30/2017 05:30 PM We are the Willows
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/30/2017 06:45 PM Marah in the Mainsail
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/30/2017 08:00 PM Miles Nielson and The Rusted Hearts
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/30/2017 10:00 PM The Revivalists




JoJo's Martini Bar 06/30/2017 12:00 PM Taped Music
JoJo's Martini Bar 06/30/2017 01:00 PM John Van Thiel, The Voice of Elvis
JoJo's Martini Bar 06/30/2017 04:00 PM RPM
JoJo's Martini Bar 06/30/2017 08:00 PM 76 Juliet




Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/30/2017 01:30 PM Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Clinic
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/30/2017 03:00 PM Zumba Demonstrations
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/30/2017 04:30 PM Milwaukee Admirals Hockey
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/30/2017 06:00 PM Zumba Demonstrations
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/30/2017 07:30 PM Steve Jennings-Frisbee Exhibition
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/30/2017 09:00 PM Division BMX Stunt Team




Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 12:00 PM Wayne & Wingnut - Red Hot Chilli Puppets
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 12:45 PM Matthew Magic Morgan and Liliana
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 01:30 PM In Capable Hands - Comedy Juggling Duo
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 02:15 PM Matthew Magic Morgan and Liliana
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 03:15 PM Elation Dance Center
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 04:00 PM Gypsy Geoff - Fire Circus Show
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 04:45 PM Elation Dance Center
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 05:30 PM In Capable Hands - Comedy Juggling Duo
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 06:30 PM Wayne & Wingnut - Red Hot Chilli Puppets
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/30/2017 07:30 PM David Seebach's Wonders of Magic




Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 12:30 PM Milwaukee Community Circus
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 01:00 PM Kohl's Wild Theater
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 01:45 PM Duke Otherwise
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 02:00 PM Roaming Mad Scientists
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 02:30 PM Kohl's Wild Theater
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 03:15 PM Duke Otherwise
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 04:15 PM Music for Aardvarks
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 05:00 PM Duke Otherwise
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/30/2017 06:00 PM Comedy Sportz
 

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Henry Maier Festival Park

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