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Bob's Blog - Grammy's Edition
Posted on January 26, 2018
Bob gives his thoughts on this year's Grammy nominations
Have Yourself an Unconventional Holiday Playlist
Posted on December 7, 2017
Every year around this time, when the nights get long and cold, we still get excited when we hear that first Christmas song played. They're classics...
What Are You Thankful For?
Posted on November 16, 2017
November is a time of thanksgiving
Camp One Step
Posted on November 9, 2017
Summerfest’s CEO Don Smiley shares his experience visiting Camp One Step in Lake Geneva
A Summerfest Halloween
Posted on October 13, 2017
Get in the Halloween spirit with this spooky playlist.
EAS: Alvarez Kings
Posted on September 12, 2017
We’ve invited several Emerging Artist Series winners to talk about their experience this year. This week we hear from the Alvarez Kings all the way from Sheffield, Yorkshire U.K.
EAS: Queen Hilma
Posted on September 6, 2017
We’ve invited several Emerging Artist Series winners to talk about their experience this year. This week we hear from Andi and Alex of Queen Hilma.
EAS: Vincent VanGREAT
Posted on August 29, 2017
We’ve invited several Emerging Artist Series winners to talk about their experience this year. This week we hear from Vincent VanGREAT
Thank you for a great Summerfest 2017
Posted on July 26, 2017
We put together a playlist of songs from performers on the grounds from all 11 days during the 50th edition of the festival for you to relive and enjoy.
Emerging Artists Series Playlist
Posted on June 9, 2017
Over the years, this popular series has highlighted up-and-coming local and national talent showcasing great live music.
Deftones : 2000
Posted on May 30, 2017
In honor of Summerfest's 50th, we've asked local music experts to help us celebrate music history by sharing their favorite Summerfest experience.
Friends of The Chainsmokers
Posted on May 22, 2017
This year for our 50th, we're amping up EDM at Summerfest! Tuesday, July 4th, we’ve booked the hottest EDM artists, some handpicked by The Chainsmokers