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Summerfest 50: Maier Festival Park grounds have a long history

Published June 15, 2017

For many, "going to the Lakefront" means the same thing as going to Summerfest. But the Henry Maier Festival Park has a lengthy history that precedes the Big Gig ... and looks much different than it did when the festival moved to the lakefront in 1970.

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Summerfest 50: The 1980s

Published June 8, 2017

While Summerfest was in growth mode in the 1970s, the next decade brought the Big Gig to an entirely new level, introducing us to Bo Black and building the Marcus Amphitheater.

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Summerfest 50: The 1970s

Published June 1, 2017

Summerfest followed its big 1968 debut with an even larger - though still diffuse - schedule in '69. But dramatic changes began in 1970 and continued throughout the decade as the Big Gig became bigger and bigger.

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The Final Four: Who will be the final Summerfest headliners?

Published March 28, 2017

Last summer, we here at OnMilwaukee compiled a "wish list" of acts we thought would be perfect for celebrating a half-century of the Big Gig in Milwaukee. So far, we're batting .000. But there's still time for us to bloop one into short center.

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Milwaukee Talks: BMO Harris Bradley Center's Doug Johnson

Published Sept. 29, 2015

With a string of three shows by unrivaled country megastar Garth Brooks on tap at the BMO Harris Bradley Center last week, the postponement of an anticipated 50th anniversary tour concert by The Who at the venue, and the drive to build a replacement for the BC clearing its final hurdle, it seemed like the perfect time to sit down with the Bradley Center's Director of Booking Doug Johnson to talk about the past, present and future.

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