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A Summerfest 50 wish list Image

A Summerfest 50 wish list

Published Monday, July 18

We may have just now gotten our voices back from Summerfest, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking ahead to how we're going to lose them again at next year's 50th anniversary. Here are our wildest wishes for the impending Biggest Gig's Amp lineup.

Rock The Green returns, announces 2016 lineup Image

Rock The Green returns, announces 2016 lineup

Published Monday, July 18

After taking a three-year break, Rock the Green is back with a killer music line-up - featuring acts both local and national - and great environmental education! Check out the full details of the event here.

I miss you already, Summerfest  Image

I miss you already, Summerfest

Published Tuesday, July 12

There's something missing this week: the energy, buzz and excitement that only Summerfest brings. As the state's economic and entertainment center, Milwaukee gets most of the love, but with healthy arteries and suburbs, everyone wins when Summerfest shines.

MKE Underground: 100 festival pick-up lines Image

MKE Underground: 100 festival pick-up lines

Published Monday, July 11

For generations, outdoor festivals have served as mating grounds for randy and romantic hopefuls. However, if you're not sure how to break the ice with someone who's rocking your festival world, OnMilwaukee offers pick-up lines that might be worth a try.

Recapping Summerfest 2016: The best of the Big Gig Image

Recapping Summerfest 2016: The best of the Big Gig

Published Monday, July 11

Summerfest 2016 is over. While the folks behind the festival are already looking ahead to next year's big half-century celebration, we wanted to take one final glance back at the Big Gig that was: the good, the bad and the Johnny Depp.

VIDEO: Summerfest montage! Image

VIDEO: Summerfest montage!

Published Monday, July 11

Summerfest 2016 may have come and gone, but the memories will live forever - because we at OnMilwaukee took enough photos and video to fill a large hard drive.

Sting and Peter Gabriel delight with synergistic collaboration Image

Sting and Peter Gabriel delight with synergistic collaboration

Published Monday, July 11

The setlist alone was a solid, sophisticated and much beloved collection of tunes that played out to a crowd who knew, and sang, virtually every word. But it was the magic made by the legends themselves that made the evening one to mark down in the record books.

The WhiskeyBelles poured out the joy at Summerfest Image

The WhiskeyBelles poured out the joy at Summerfest

Published Sunday, July 10

The WhiskeyBelles stormed the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage just a minute after 8 p.m. tonight, armored in summer dresses and cowgirl boots and strapped with stringed instruments. They put on a high-energy show that was quite possibly the epitome of good energy.

Barenaked Ladies start slow, pick up steam, end with big bang Image

Barenaked Ladies start slow, pick up steam, end with big bang

Published Sunday, July 10

By the time we were nine songs in, I was ready to give the Barenaked Ladies a solid grade of "Meh," but after that, the band hit their stride. They kept up that enthusiasm, the crowd kept up theirs and the show as a whole became more entertaining.

Howard Jones' short set hits the right synth sound Image

Howard Jones' short set hits the right synth sound

Published Saturday, July 9

Playing before the Barenaked Ladies and OMD, Howard Jones got the 6 p.m. spot at the BMO Harris Pavilion Saturday night, and while that's not exactly top billing for an artist who had 15 top 40 singles during his career, I'll take it.

McCartney marathon raises Summerfest bar Image

McCartney marathon raises Summerfest bar

Published Saturday, July 9

When Summerfest booked the Stones last year, it was hard to imagine how it might top that. But Friday night, the Big Gig began its final weekend with a marathon show by living legend Paul McCartney, with songs from Beatles, Wings and Sir Paul's solo records.

McCartney musings Image

McCartney musings

Published Saturday, July 9

In a word, Paul McCartney was amazing tonight. I feel beyond fortunate that I've now seen him play twice. Now back at the office, at midnight, Bobby is writing the main review, but I have some stuff to say, too. Random stuff, so please indulge me.