Two weeks ago, the music community was hit with the worst news: Beloved '80s music icon Huey Lewis was cancelling all of his 2018 tour dates – including a stop at the Wisconsin State Fair Main Stage – due to losing most of his hearing.
It's a terrible situation, with all of us wishing the singer a speedy recovery. The world is a better place when you can hear "The Power of Love" live on a sunny summer day.
But as the famous slogan says, the show must go on – and State Fair has made the best of a bad situation today by announcing Huey Lewis's Main Stage replacement: the BoDeans, who will serve as headliners on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Born in Waukesha, the BoDeans broke out in the '80s with its debut album, "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams." Over the years, the band delivered hits like "Fadeaway," "Only Love," "Dreams," "Good Things" and "All the World." Most recently, the BoDeans released its thirteenth studio album – appropriately titled "Thirteen" – alongside a new music video for the song "My Hometown" featuring clips from the Milwaukee and Waukesha area.
The BoDeans will be joined Aug. 4 by the Grammy-nominated band The Wailers, who will open the show at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the BoDeans concert will go on sale beginning Friday, May 11, at 9 a.m. at State Fair's website, the State Fair ticket office and over the phone at (800) 514-3849. All seating for the concert will be reserved, with tickets costing $25 and $35.
Stay tuned to OnMilwaukee for more summer festival announcements and updates.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.