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Published July 3, 2019
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.
Published May 14, 2018
This week on Brew City Conversations, host John Hand talks with Summerfest bookers Bob Babisch, Vic Thomas and Scott Ziel. They discuss this year's event, the process of putting each show together and the stress that comes with booking the world's largest music festival.
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.
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.
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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