By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 14, 2019 at 8:29 AM

With temps reaching into the 40s today, you could be excused for thinking summer is on the way. While the big warmup is still a ways off, the Big Gig has a deal this Valentine’s Day to warm your heart.

Starting at 10 a.m. and running today only, you can buy Summerfest 2019 tickets on the Summerfest website and get a second ticket free.

The buy-one-get-one-free Summerfest ticket deal runs $23 a ticket (well, for two, that is) at

The tickets are valid for any time and day that Summerfest takes place this year, from June 26 to 30 and July 2 to 7.

Only ONE BOGO ticket package per transaction, taxes and fees apply. Of course, general admission Summerfest tickets are not valid for American Family Insurance Amphitheater shows.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

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 episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," 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 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.