The first 50 years of Summerfest

Published June 24, 2020

From a de-comissioned missile site to the worlds largest music festival, Milwaukee made Summerfest, and Summerfest has helped shape Milwaukee.


100 things we miss about Summerfest

Published June 24, 2020

There's a massive Big Gig-shaped hole in our hearts today, so let's try to fill it by reminiscing about 100 things that we miss about the world's largest music festival. Yes, we even miss getting beer spilled on us.


Summerfest offers free koozies and a chance to win 2021 Big Gig tickets

Published June 18, 2020

With less than a week until the day Summerfest 2020 was going to open, with the Beebs on the expanded Amp stage, it's understandable you might be a little down. To try and brighten your mood, the folks over at the Big Gig are hoping you'll make your own summer fun at home and are offering a small token to help you do it in Summerfest style.


Chris Stapleton moves Summerfest headliner gig to next year

Published May 18, 2020

Another week, another Summerfest headliner eschewing this current unknown year for the hopefully sunnier days of 2021 - this time, it's country music star Chris Stapleton, who today announced his Big Gig show will fall on July 8, 2021.


Halsey moves her Summerfest headliner show to 2021

Published May 7, 2020

The Big lost another 2020 headliner - but gained another 2021 headliner - as pop star Halsey announced today that she has postponed her North American summer tour to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Dave Matthews Band postpones Summerfest gig until 2021

Published May 4, 2020

Dave Matthews Band today announced that, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all of its summer dates for 2020 have been postponed until 2021 - including its Big Gig show, now scheduled for July 1 next year.


Country star Sam Hunt will return for rescheduled Summerfest

Published April 14, 2020

Country star Sam Hunt today announced his rescheduled summer tour on social media, complete with a new headliner date at Summerfest - Friday, Sept. 4 - making him the first performer to confirm his return to the September-set Big Gig.


When life gives you lemons:

Published April 8, 2020

"You know that saying, `When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?' That's exactly what we're sharing," said Anne Zizzo, founder and chief executive officer of Zizzo Group, which has launched the Share Lemonade campaign with Fox6.