By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 18, 2009 at 8:56 AM Photography: Whitney Teska

Summerfest has begun announcing headliners for the 2010 festival, which means it must not be too early to start thinking about the Big Gig.

Thinking about Summerfest, in fact, made me wonder: if people could offer some suggestions for who they'd like to see grace the many stages of the World's Largest Music Festival, maybe they would be less inclined to gripe about the line-up.

So, I want you to tell me who you'd like to see come to Summerfest.

Yes, I'm asking you to post a Talkback below and offer up your realistic suggestions -- a reunited Beatles just ain't possible and it seems unlikely that a band like U2, which plays stadiums, is currently appropriate for the available venues on the Henry Maier Festival Grounds.

I will then take these suggestions to John Boler, Bob Babisch and Scott Ziel -- some of the folks that book Summerfest -- and get their thoughts on them.

Then, in January, I'll run their comments on

Of course, I can't guarantee that any of the suggested bands or artists will play at Summerfest in 2010 or any other year. But it'll be a good way to make your suggestions to Summerfest and to hear what they think of them.

So, click below and tell me what you want, what you really, really want at Summerfest.

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 has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.