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Summerfest – The World’s Largest Music Festival

Summerfest is music festival held annualy in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. It was first held in 1968. Summerfest is located at Henry Maier Festival Park, right next to Lake Michigan and Milwaukee’s central business district. Prepare to experience the great performances from local to nationally known artists. The genres are various and with more than 800 artists performing, there is something for everyone! The festival is active from noon to midnight.

 

SEPTEMBER 18th 

 

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage

 

4pm.....Cam

 

8pm.....Dillon Carmichael

 

10pm......Scotty McCreery

 

 

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3 minutes ago, sinycalone said:

Milwaukee is in Wisconsin....central time.

 

 

Oh good lord..it just dawned on what I wrote...was coming back to change it....fingers and brain are not working well together today ...Have absolutely no idea where that came from.🤔

 

You are correct Carol....my entire day has been like this. I am sorry I got out of bed this morning🤣

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Milwaukee Journal ..write up on Summefest 

Milwaukee's first Summerfest with a three-weekend format (but not the last) called it a wrap Saturday night, but not before some of the music festival's brightest moments. 

 

Scotty McCreery 

Scotty McCreery performs at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard during Summerfest on Sept. 18, 2021.

 

Ten years ago, after auditioning right here in Milwaukee, Scotty McCreery won “American Idol,” with a deep country voice that recalled the tone and style of Randy Travis. It was an exciting moment for fans of that already classic throwback country sound.

But when you win “Idol,” pop sounds call and McCreery did well charting hit singles that largely followed the modern country blueprint. They were successful but never artistically matched McCreery’s promise.

A decade — and a new record label — later, and McCreery has found his way back to a sound and ethos closer to the great "hat" acts of the 1980s and '90s, albeit with a backward-slung baseball hat in place of the cowboy style on his now-goateed babyface.

His headlining set Saturday night at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard proved it is a perfect fit.

On “Same Truck,” the title track of his new album, McCreery strummed an acoustic guitar in front of his talented five-piece band and sang an ode to unity, regardless of our diverse backgrounds.

Tracks from 2018’s “Seasons Change” followed a similar path. On “Wherever You Are,” McCreery longed for a distant love who is never far away over a brightly rumbling melody.

“We’re in Milwaukee tonight, baby!” he yelled. “We’re here together, let’s do it!”

A pedal steel moaned over the balance of “holy water and Jim Beam” on “In Between” as McCreery beamed at the crowd. It was a look of an artist who’s gone full circle and found his way home. 

— Erik Ernst  

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