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Summerfest 2018

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Everything you need to know about what's happening at Summerfest 2018, running June 27-July 1 and July 3-8 at Henry Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront.

We share our thoughts on a pretty impressive Summerfest and take one of those Bird scooters for a spin. more

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766,192 attended this year's Big Gig, a considerable drop from last year's tally of 831,769. more

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

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The Nashville indie-rock outfit shared some all-too-relatable songs Sunday afternoon for a rapt crowd. 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. more

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Summerfest ends its 2018 run with free admission this afternoon and some massive giveaways. more

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The Weeknd gets seedy at the amphitheater, while Gin Blossoms and Candlebox represent the '90s. Here's today's complete lineup. more

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Summerfest brings in two acts known for their wildly creative live shows, while a "Voice" judge headlines the amphitheater. Also: It's Red Lobster Day. more

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

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A country star that even alt-country purists can get behind, a mercurial Milwaukee rapper and Uncle Phil's old foil highlight a fascinating Thursday Summerfest lineup. 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. more

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A resilient pop star, a legendary indie-rock band and an inspired Milwaukee pop duo highlight today's Summerfest picks. more

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Gin Blossom singer Robin Wilson on the band’s jangly new album, his new side gig fronting The Smithereens, and why the Gin Blossoms beat the hell out of Deep Blue Something. more

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Summerfest finishes strong with big shows from The Weeknd, Janelle Monáe, The Flaming Lips, Jason Isbell, Arcade Fire. more

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We're asking the big questions: How many scarves will Steven Tyler wear tonight? Here's everything you need to know about today's Summerfest lineup and fireworks. 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. more

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The ridiculous funk duo Chromeo brought the party to what they called one of "America’s most haunted cities" on a quieter than usual night at Summerfest. more

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Crash... into our daily roundup of Summerfest picks, previews, promotions and opinions. more

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It's Semi-Charmed Saturday at the Big Gig. Here's what's worth checking out on the lineup, and how to get in free. more

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An eager crowd partied along to Nelly's effortless, hit-heavy 90-minute Summerfest set. more

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