In what is surely a nostalgic’s winning trifecta, Summerfest’s BMO Harris Pavilion will host a trio of concerts by bands who hit big in the 1980s and ‘90s and have kept going ever since.
Buffalo’s Goo Goo Dolls will perform on opening day, Wednesday, June 24; Canada’s Barenaked Ladies follow on Tuesday, June 30; and Britain’s The Psychedelic Furs close out the Big Gig on Sunday, July 5.
Yesterday, Summerfest announced BMO shows by Steve Miller Band and Styx.
As always, free bleacher seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the show, but you can guarantee a spot by purchasing tickets in sections 1 through 5 in advance. Tickets include admission to Summerfest.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale on Thursday, March 12, with Goo Goo Dolls seats hitting the box office and Ticketmaster.com at 10 a.m., Barenaked Ladies at 11 and The Psy Furs at noon.
For more information visit Summerfest.com.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.