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03-24-2009, 10:32 AM
what's everyones opinion on Summerfest here? (takes place in Milwaukee, 2 weeks long, and is the world's biggest music festival)
there's 8 stages. tons of people every year and also the marcus amp
tickets are cheap for the festival ($15 a day, not including the marcus amp shows) which are different than the actual festival.
i went in 2006 and saw Tom Petty with Pearl Jam-best concert I ever saw, but in the music world, is it known as a redneck type festival or what?
Latest Updates: 3/24 - Also confirmed: The Offspring, Dropkick Murphys, 38 Special, The Veronicas

Initial Lineup:

Anthony Hamilton, Barenaked Ladies, Bedouin Soundclash, Blake Shelton, Bon Jovi, Chicago, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Counting Crows, Earth, Wind & Fire, Flogging Molly, Frankie Beverly & Maze, The Fray, George Strait, Heart, Jack’s Mannequin, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Lupe Fiasco, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miranda Lambert, No Doubt, Paramore, Rancid, Rise Against, The Roots, Sara Evans


* 38 Special —
* Backdoor Slam —
* Billy Squier —
* Blake Shelton —
* Buckwheat Zydeco —
* Buddy Guy —
* Cowboy Mouth —
* Dropkick Murphys —
* Femi Kuti —
* Foghat —
* Gavin DeGraw —
* Huey Lewis and the News —
* Jason Aldean —
* Joan Jett and the Blackhearts —
* Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan —
* John Frederick Band —
* Judas Priest —
* Julianne Hough —
* Lita Ford —
* Needtobreathe —
* The Offspring —
* Outlaws —
* Phil Vassar —
* Riverboat Gamblers —
* Robin Trower —
* Saliva —
* Sister Hazel —
* Skillet —
* Talib Kweli —
* The Veronicas —

03-24-2009, 10:33 AM
It's hard to call this a true fest when you have to pay a seperate regular concert ticket price to see healiners. I do like the fest. I went back in 98 I think.

03-24-2009, 10:40 AM
* The Veronicas —


03-24-2009, 10:46 AM
I have been a lot since I lived in milwaukee for 20 years. Its a lot of fun but it doesnt cater to the music fan like me but to the general public. Its a great place to take kids and spend the day.

My fav shows there were
Tom Petty with Pearl Jam
Violent Femmes with Citizen King (a few times since they are from Milwaukee)
Steve Miller Band
Felix the Housecat