Home / Music / Summerfest 2017 / Summerfest Preview: June 29, 2017

Summerfest Preview: June 29, 2017

Jun. 27, 2017
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
lukebryan

Check out these acts at Summerfest on June 29, 2017. Scroll down for the full lineup.


Luke Bryan w/ The Brothers Osbourne
American Family Insurance Amphitheater
7:30 p.m.


You’d have to be a cynic not to appreciate the good Luke Bryan has done for his extended family. Taking in his orphaned nieces and nephew a couple years ago to raise along with his and his wife’s own sons, among the other kindnesses he has shown his kin, is a sign of a pretty big heart. Being the currently most successful male soloist on country radio nowadays allows Bryan to raise all those kids in enviable style, but the man himself seems grounded and unaffected.

Though his lifestyle and approach to fatherhood may be rooted in tradition, his approach to country isn’t quite. Not long after his national debut in the mid-’00s, Bryan came to be associated with a movement marrying party-hearty lyrics to the infiltration of pop hip-hop and hard arena elements to the music’s usual Southern pride and twang. Hits exemplifying that rural-centric mash-up such as “All My Friends Say,” “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” and “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” have made him an unlikely sex symbol and role model, and he will doubtless deliver an energetic set as he returns to Summerfest’s Amphitheater for his fourth appearance at the festival since 2013. (Jamie Lee Rake)


Fishbone
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
4 p.m.

Fishbone surfaced with the early ’80s wave of African American artists determined to bust down musical and social barriers. They never became as popular as Living Colour, much less Prince, but they made an indelible impression on the ’80s alternative subculture.

The band was formed by South Central Los Angeles students being bussed to the San Fernando Valley—where they joined with other middle school students. The encounter resulted in a funky collision of R&B and punk that often found expression, early on, in a saxophone-trombone-powered rendition of ska. At the time, “2 Tone” (i.e., integrated) ska bands were the rage in the U.K. as punks explored the fast-tempo predecessor of reggae. Fishbone put a distinctly African American stamp on that music in rollicking stage shows infused with social commentary.

The vibe was aptly summed up in their debut single, “Party at Ground Zero,” which insisted good times and upbeat attitudes might save the day in a world on edge. As the ’80s moved on, their music became harder and more guitar heavy. Their album The Reality of My Surroundings (1991) cracked Billboard’s Top 50, but personnel changes—along with changing times—sapped their career momentum. Through it all, Fishbone (including several original members) continued to tour and record. (David Luhrssen)

 

Soul Asylum
Miller Lite Oasis
5:30 p.m.

Soul Asylum were the right band at the right time for ’90s alternative radio, and they made an absolute mint during the era. One can’t help but wonder, though, whether all that success ultimately cost them some of their stature. After all, in their ’80s early years they were cult heroes in Minneapolis’ edgy rock scene, viewed by many as the true heirs apparent to the beloved Replacements. Now most people just remember them as the “Runaway Train” band.

Like a lot of material on the band’s blockbuster ’90s albums Grave Dancers Union and Let Your Dim Light Shine, that maudlin song has not aged all that well. Yet the meat of those albums holds up: There’s an urgency and a snap and a sense of humor to frontman Dave Priner’s songs that plays just as well today as it did during the flannel era.

The band’s lineup has turned over quite a bit over the last decade. Bassist Karl Mueller died of cancer in 2005 and was replaced for a time by Tommy Stinson of The Replacements. Stinson left the band in 2012, the same year as founding guitarist Dan Murphy did. Prince drummer Michael Bland joined the group in 2005, and he’s left a mark on their sound. With him behind the kit, their 2016 album Change of Fortune is one of the band’s funkiest, most rhythmic records. (Evan Rytlewski)


Stage Date Start Time Performer
American Family Insurance Amphitheater 06/29/2017 07:30 PM Brothers Osborne
American Family Insurance Amphitheater 06/29/2017 07:30 PM Luke Bryan





Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/29/2017 12:00 PM Billy Bon Scott
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/29/2017 02:00 PM FS Camels
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/29/2017 04:00 PM The Suburbs
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/29/2017 05:30 PM Soul Asylum
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/29/2017 07:30 PM Fortune
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/29/2017 08:30 PM Pluto
Miller Lite Oasis Stage 06/29/2017 10:00 PM Steve Aoki





BMO Harris Pavilion 06/29/2017 02:00 PM Black Top Kings
BMO Harris Pavilion 06/29/2017 04:00 PM Foghat
BMO Harris Pavilion 06/29/2017 06:00 PM Franks & Deans
BMO Harris Pavilion 06/29/2017 08:00 PM 5 Card Studs
BMO Harris Pavilion 06/29/2017 09:45 PM Toto





Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/29/2017 12:00 PM Heaven & Hell
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/29/2017 02:00 PM Judas Beast
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/29/2017 04:00 PM Slaughter
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/29/2017 06:00 PM The Incorruptibles
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/29/2017 08:00 PM Pokey LaFarge
Harley-Davidson Roadhouse 06/29/2017 09:30 PM Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!





Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/29/2017 12:00 PM Greatest Hits Band
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/29/2017 02:00 PM One Lane Bridge
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/29/2017 04:00 PM Fishbone
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/29/2017 06:00 PM Larry Pascale
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/29/2017 08:00 PM Terry Hanck Band
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard 06/29/2017 09:30 PM Peter Wolf





U.S. Cellular Connection 06/29/2017 12:00 PM Party Anthem
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/29/2017 02:00 PM Spiders from Milwaukee - Music of David Bowie
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/29/2017 04:00 PM Tommy Tutone
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/29/2017 05:30 PM Berlin Feat. Terri Nunn
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/29/2017 07:00 PM Radio Radio
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/29/2017 08:30 PM Generation Z
U.S. Cellular Connection 06/29/2017 10:00 PM Hanson





Uline Warehouse Stage 06/29/2017 01:00 PM The Belfast Cowboys
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/29/2017 03:00 PM Salford Lads' Club
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/29/2017 05:00 PM The Church
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/29/2017 06:30 PM Willy Porter
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/29/2017 08:00 PM Allen Stone
Uline Warehouse Stage 06/29/2017 10:00 PM Guster





Johnson Control's World Stage 06/29/2017 03:00 PM Naked Walrus
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/29/2017 04:15 PM Rose of the West
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/29/2017 05:30 PM Alvarez Kings
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/29/2017 06:45 PM The Regrettes
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/29/2017 08:00 PM GGOOLLDD
Johnson Control's World Stage 06/29/2017 10:00 PM Hippo Campus





JoJo's Martini Bar 06/29/2017 12:00 PM Taped Music
JoJo's Martini Bar 06/29/2017 01:00 PM Keanen Kopplin
JoJo's Martini Bar 06/29/2017 04:00 PM Crossfire
JoJo's Martini Bar 06/29/2017 08:00 PM Stetsin & Lace





Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/29/2017 01:30 PM Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Clinic
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/29/2017 03:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks Rimrockers
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/29/2017 04:30 PM Milwaukee Admirals Hockey
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/29/2017 06:00 PM YMCA of Greater Waukesha County
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/29/2017 07:30 PM Wheelchair / Adaptive Sports
Gruber Law Offices Sportszone 06/29/2017 09:00 PM Division BMX Stunt Team





Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 12:00 PM Matthew Magic Morgan and Liliana
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 12:45 PM Wayne & Wingnut - Red Hot Chilli Puppets
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 01:30 PM In Capable Hands - Comedy Juggling Duo
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 02:15 PM Matthew Magic Morgan and Liliana
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 03:15 PM Wayne & Wingnut - Red Hot Chilli Puppets
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 04:00 PM Julie Sobanski: Princess Of Magic
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 04:45 PM Gypsy Geoff - Fire Circus Show
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 05:30 PM In Capable Hands - Comedy Juggling Duo
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 06:30 PM Julie Sobanski: Princess Of Magic
Northwestern Mutual Children's Stage 06/29/2017 07:30 PM Wayne & Wingnut - Red Hot Chilli Puppets





Kohl's Captivation Station 06/29/2017 12:30 PM Milwaukee Community Circus
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/29/2017 01:00 PM Kohl's Wild Theater
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/29/2017 01:45 PM Join In and Dance
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/29/2017 02:45 PM Kohl's Wild Theater
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/29/2017 03:45 PM Music for Aardvarks
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/29/2017 04:45 PM Mad Science
Kohl's Captivation Station 06/29/2017 06:00 PM Comedy Sportz





Wednesday, Jun 28
Henry Maier Festival Park

Poll

Now that Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have stalled indefinitely, do you believe the party will be able to pass tax reform?

Getting poll results. Please wait...