The Head and the Heart has been a part of every major transition of my life. So being first row at the Miller Lite Oasis for the first stop on their current tour was just about the best first viewing of this band that I could have asked for.
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Despite a day of on and off rainstorms, the clouds held off for the last night of the U.S. leg of The National's "I Am Easy To Find" tour. In fact, the band played a passionate 90-minute set at the Miller Lite Oasis that invoked a gamut of emotions with tracks both new and old.
No matter whether you took a whole pile of cake frosting to the face or you came away unscathed from Aoki's infamous blizzard of baked goods, you still likely had a sweet time on opening night.
A little less than two weeks ago, we found out who was coming to the lakefront for the Big Gig this summer; now it's time to find out where they're all actually going to play - starting today with the Miller Lite Oasis headliners.
Milwaukee has had a more than five-decade love affair with the Big Gig. We asked our friends at Summerfest to dig into their photo archives and select some images that best illustrate this mutual love-fest between Milwaukee and the world's largest music festival.
Headlining the Miller Lite Oasis the day before the Fourth of July, Foster the People delivered the kind of experience that makes me love concerts: a sense of discovery, coming into a show maybe only knowing a few songs and walking out craving to hear more.
For 70 minutes, the funky pop duo Chromeo shot a focused stream of white-hot energy searing through the soggy summer heat Sunday night at Summerfest's Miller Lite Oasis stage.
While the pun-loving part of my brain would love to say the show was bad for the sake of using the phrase "roasting Marshmello," the truth is the DJ threw one hell of a party, delighting the absurdly large crowd that gathered at the Miller Lite Oasis.
The number of college-age kids in the audience grooving to the music to The Crystal Method (TCM) on Thursday proved the band's brand of electronic "club" music is alive and well, despite the fact that much of it was made before they were even born.
While the Miller Lite Oasis is already no longer the newest, flashiest stage on the grounds, there's still some cool new upgrades this year over at the Brew House - including a way to win some free tickets.
Although his set seemed to be cut short - and he disappeared for long periods of time - the audience had a good time at the Miller Lite Oasis stage, jamming out to the rapper and "Fast and Furious" star's tunes.
Bleachers have come a long way since their Summerfest performance three years ago, and judging by their Miller Lite Oasis show Saturday night, Milwaukee should excitedly await yet another grand return in the near future.
I'd compare Australian DJ Flume's rain-soaked Summerfest set to a wild water-chute log ride, but frankly, a water slide would be seem like the Sahara compared to the monsoon that struck the Miller Lite Oasis Stage Wednesday night.
Fans staking out Miller Lite Oasis headliners like Ludacris, Flume, DNCE and more will be able to take in the show from a whole new level this year, as Summerfest announced this morning a new "Level Up" elevated viewing deck overlooking the stage.
Last week, Summerfest announced its grounds stage headliners list. And now you can start plotting out your schedule stage by stage, as the Big Gig announced the lineup for its first grounds stage: the Miller Lite Oasis.