Summerfest may be canceled this year, but the Big Gig is still hard at work as the world's largest music festival provided an update today on some of its former 2020 headliners - good news for some, bad news for Sam Hunt fans.
You knew a country headliner had to be on the way to Summerfest soon - and indeed, this afternoon, the Big Gig announced that "Crash My Party" singer Luke Bryan will crash the world's largest music festival on June 25.
Luke Bryan loves Wisconsin and Wisconsin loves him - and the opening night of his Farm Tour proved that cheeseheads will come in the thousands to see him live no matter what venue is hosting the show.
I'm not gonna lie: day four of Country Thunder is always a blast, but it's one of those blasts where you feel like you've been through the wringer. That said, day four left the other three in the dust.
Country Thunder rolls into Twin Lakes on Thursday afternoon and runs through Sunday night, packing a whopping 36 different acts between the Main Stage and the Boathouse Cabana. Here's everything you need to know before they play the first note.
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.
Four songs into his hip-shaking, beer-drinking, high-energy set at the Amp on Thursday night, a sweaty, smiling Luke Bryan took off his hat and said, "Summerfest, Milwaukee! What is this, my fourth year in a row? I need a damn street named after me!"
The energy, the buzz, the excitement, the music! Here are OnMilwaukee co-founder and president Jeff Sherman's daily picks for Summerfest 50.
Summerfest announced this morning that, hot off his performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, Luke Bryan will headline Summerfest, hitting the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Thursday, June 29.
Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., officials announced Thursday that the 49th annual edition of Summerfest brought a total of 804,116 people through the Henry Maier Festival Park gates. That number was a 4.1 percent increase over the 2015 attendance.
Summerfest 2016 is over. While the folks behind the festival are already looking ahead to next year's big half-century celebration, we wanted to take one final glance back at the Big Gig that was: the good, the bad and the Johnny Depp.
With an ever-present grin and superstar-showman stage moves, Luke Bryan pounded through his 90-minute set at the Amp like he pounds cases of beer during a highly charged, power-packed, fun-filled and playfully exuberant performance Thursday night.
Milwaukee, this is our time to shine. These 11 days are not only a local party, but a civic showcase of our proud town. Leave the jean shorts at home, throw back a few High Lifes, groove to some tunes and #festharder. Here are Jimmy's Summerfest 2016 picks.
For the third time in four years, Luke Bryan will hit Summerfest as a Marcus Amphitheater headliner. This morning, the Big Gig announced that the country star, alongside opening act Frankie Ballard, will return to the music festival on Thursday, July 7.
I know. I like country music. I am a fan of country music. Heck, I'm a huge fan of Luke Bryan's. So it might not seem to carry a lot of weight when I say Luke Bryan killed it. But man, he just totally did.