All of my OnMilwaukee.com colleagues, who are much more up to date than I am on the world of music, are offering their favorite shows for the upcoming days of Summerfest.
I can't compete with them on knowledge, taste or experience.
So I pick the bands I think are worth seeing by their name. Music has lent itself to unusual and colorful names over the decades. Think of The Duke Ellington Orchestra or The Beatles. So, I've compiled my all-name list for Summerfest.
Wednesday, June 27
Hank Thomas and the Cathouse Drifters, Noon, Potawatomi Stage
4th floor, 1 p.m., Rock Stage
10 Paces, Fire, 1:30 p.m., Cascio Stage
Thursday, June 28
Fatboy Run, noon, Miller Stage
Peter Mac and the Fighting Fish, 6:30 p.m., Rock Stage
Friday, June 29
Your Villain My Hero, 6 p.m., Miller Stage
The United States Army Field Band Volunteers, 2:30 p.m., Harley Stage
Air Dubai, 6:30 p.m., Rock Stage
Saturday, June 30
Left on Sunset, 3 p.m., Miller Stage
Whiskey of the Damned, 5 p.m., Rock Stage
Sunday, July 1
Rooftop Jumpers, Noon, Harley Stage
The Celebrated Workingman, 7:30 p.m., Cascio Stage
Tuesday, July 3
USAF Mid America Starlifter, 2:30 p.m., Briggs & Stratton Stage
The Nearly Deads,, 4:15 p.m., U. S. Cellular Stage
Wednesday, July 4
Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts, 7:30 p.m., Potawatomi Stage
Ben Captain & The Casual Smokers, 5:30 p.m., U. S. Cellular Stage
Animals in Human Attire, 7:30 p.m., Cascio Stage
Thursday, July 5
Naughty Monkey, noon, Miller Stage
Radio Disney Party Patrol, noon, Briggs & Stratton
Full Blown Margaret, 3 p.m., Cascio Stage
Friday, July 6
Boney Fingers, 2 p.m., Harley Stage
The Heroes Lie, 6:30 p.m., Rock Stage
Art of Dying, 8 p.m., Rock Stage
Surgeons in Heat, 3 p.m., Cellular Stage
Saturday, July 7
Ian Olvera & The Sleepwalkers, 1:30 p.m., Cascio Stage
Sunday, July 8
Crazy Man's Basement, noon, Miller Stage
Rabid Aardvarks, 3 p.m., Miller Stage
Favorite Shape Triangle, 4:30 p.m., Cascio Stage
Neil Diamond, 7:30 p.m., Marcus Amphitheater
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