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ZZ Top brought Cheap Trick and Marquise Knox for their 50th anniversary concert at BMO Harris Pavilion. Read more

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Although most members are relative newcomers to The Spinners, the R&B artists put on an entertaining run through some of the group’s best songs from the ’70s and early ’80s. Read more

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Three generations of hip-hop acts take the amphitheater stage on Summerfest’s closing night. The festival grounds will be alive to many others sounds, including the progressive salsa of La Sonora Ponceña. Read more

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L.A. teenager Billie Eilish speaks to the anxieties and aspirations of her generation and the response has carried her to the top of the charts and into a Summerfest amphitheater headliner. Read more

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Her band and back-up singers bring passion to Summerfest’s BMO Harris Pavilion. Read more

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The legendary Roots crew delivered a groove that cut through the Lake Michigan fog Wednesday evening at Summerfest’s BMO Harris Pavilion. Read more

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Has the first decade of this century already become a time of nostalgic memories? Check out today’s headliners at the amphitheater, The Killers and Death Cab for Cutie, two of the most popular and hippest bands to emerge in the '00s. Read more

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Dear Ruthie offers advice to a reader and shares events of special importance to the LGBTQ community—in particular, several taking place at Summerfest! Read more

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Chill on the Hill at Humboldt Park and the Friday Nite Music Series at Colectivo at the Lake put the spotlight on emerging artists while Chris Haise and Mary Rodgers celebrate their new albums. Read more

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Summerfest shared it's full slate of headliners for the BMO Harris Pavilion during this year's fest, which runs June 26-30 and July 2-7, 2019. Read more


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Leon Bridges kept the crowd on their feet on a chilly September night. Read more

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At 78, Ringo Starr was as amicable as ever, though it was some of his All Starr bandmates who stole the show. Read more

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Summerfest outdid itself this year. We're impressed—though, as always, we have some quibbles, too. Read more

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Janelle Monáe, a daring performer, delivered a stunning night of music, dance and costume changes, including her iconic vagina pants. Read more

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Fourteen years into their reunion, the reinvigorated indie-rock legends returned to Milwaukee with a renewed sense of purpose. Read more

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The 70-year-old former Aerosmith frontman dug into his band's old hits, and plenty of other bands' old hits, too. Read more

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Backed by surf-rockers Los Straitjackets, the elegant British rock 'n' roller offered a smooth respite from Sunday afternoon's angry downpour. Read more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader wondering if she’s the bitch or all the people around her. Exciting upcoming events include Theater RED’s The Wayward Women at the Alchemist Theatre, Bastille Days in Cathedral Square and a Makers Mar... Read more

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James Mercer embraced his inner rock star during The Shins’ crackling, triumphant performance at Summerfest’s BMO Harris Pavilion. Read more

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