Articles tagged with 'willie nelson'


Recapping the Biggest Gig: The best of Summerfest 50

Published July 11, 2017

In the name of taking one last look back before moving on with our Big Gig-less lives, here are all of our reviews and recaps from Summerfest 50 on stage - from country to EDM, from old nostalgia to new energy, from the great to the garbage.


83-year-old Willie Nelson breezes through first night of Summerfest

Published June 30, 2016

The moment Willie Nelson walked onto the BMO Harris Pavilion stage on Wednesday evening, he received a standing ovation. And the love continued throughout the evening as he played a collection of mostly hits and fan favorites on Summerfest's opening night.


Another look back at Farm Aid 25

Published Oct. 3, 2010

Farm Aid 25 was a musical marathon, featuring groups for every possible taste and memorable moments that will last a lifetime.


Farm Aid 25 was more than just music

Published Oct. 3, 2010

While Live Aid is becoming a hazy '80s memory, the concert it spawned is chugging into its second quarter-century because the message is as important as the music.


As Farm Aid preps 25th gig, focus remains local

Published Oct. 1, 2010

Even though the Brewers' disappointing season comes to a close this weekend, Miller Park will be rockin' thanks to Farm Aid 25, which you certainly know by now, takes place in the ballyard on Saturday. By 4 o'clock this morning, staffers were already on site working to put the show together.


Farm Aid to mark 25th anniversary at Miller Park

Published July 29, 2010

A formal announcement won't be made until Monday, but Willie Nelson let it slip during a radio interview this week that Farm Aid will hold its annual concert Oct. 2 in Milwaukee and a source told that the show will be held at Miller Park.


Dylan, Nelson give fans classic songs but little else

Published July 2, 2009

Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan kicked off their summer tour at Summerfest's Marcus Amphitheater Wednesday night, and although they performed many fan favorites, the lack of video screens or an encore featuring both performers left some feeling lukewarm about the concert.

Omcrecs090408_storyflow Recommends: Sept. 4, 2008

Published Sept. 4, 2008

We always appreciate a cool, refreshing drink in the editorial office. This week, it's infused with cucumbers. We'll sip it and munch trial mix while discussing a cool movie, a great musical collaboration and a way to prevent colds.


Willie reminds Milwaukee why he's a musical icon

Published June 26, 2008

Over the span of nearly 30 songs Wednesday night Willie Nelson demonstrated why he is an icon. Beneath a massive Lone Star flag the 75-year-old Texas troubadour played his heart out to a capacity crowd at Potawatomi's Northern Lights Theater.