Milwaukee rap fans were in for a treat last night as rapper Future brought some of his friends and collaborators to the Fiserv Forum for his highly anticipated stop on the “One Big Party Tour”. With supporting acts, G Herbo and Don Toliver (as well as others), Future was in great company and fans partied from start to finish, from the moment gates opened until Future’s headlining set which was full of his biggest hits from over the past decade.
Check out our favorite images from last night’s performance below:
Summerfest announced the headliners for its 2023 festival earlier this morning, featuring more than 100 headlining artists. The lineup includes some of the biggest names in the music industry, such as Eric Church, Dave Matthews Band, ODESZA, Zach Bryan, Imagine Dragons, Earth, Wind & Fire, Noah Kahan, Ava Max, The Pretty Reckless, Sean Paul, Coi Leray, Three 6 Mafia, Buddy Guy, Smokey Robinson, Fleet Foxes, and many more.
The President of Milwaukee World Festival, Sarah Pancheri, stated that convincing these renowned artists to come to Milwaukee was not a difficult task, thanks to Summer Fest’s 55-year history and reputation, as well as its impressive 75-acre festival site located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The site’s beauty and range of amenities make it an attractive destination for both the artists and the fans.
Despite already having a star-studded lineup, two headlining acts for July 1 and July 6 have yet to be announced, so fans still have much to look forward to.
Summerfest 2023 is scheduled to take place over three weekends from June 22-24, June 29-July 1, and July 6-8, with music lovers from all over the country flocking to Henry Maier Festival Park in downtown Milwaukee.
The festival, which is known as the “world’s largest music festival,” has been a highlight of Milwaukee’s summer since 1968. Summerfest has established itself as a premier music event, attracting world-renowned artists from various genres, such as rock, pop, hip-hop, and country.
The festival has a rich history of providing a platform for both up-and-coming and established artists, making it a significant contributor to the music industry. The event’s expansive grounds offer festival-goers ample space to enjoy the music, food, and entertainment, making it a popular destination for music lovers of all ages.
Check out the official festival’s lineup poster below!
Lollapalooza has once again outdone themselves with the announcement of their 170-artist lineup for the annual Chicago music festival. As usual, they have curated a diverse lineup that caters to a wide range of music fans.
This year, the top headliners for the Aug. 3-6 event at Grant Park include Kendrick Lamar, Billie Eilish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Odesza, The 1975, Lana Del Rey, Karol G, and Tomorrow X Together.
But that’s not all. The expansive bill also includes other artists such as A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diplo, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Maggie Rogers, Lil Yachty, Lainey Wilson, Noah Kahan, Portugal. The Man and more. There really is something for everyone at Lollapalooza this year.
Check out the official festival’s lineup poster below!
Opening night for Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated “Eras Tour” was one to remember. From the moment that 70,000 of Swift’s most loyal fans filled the sold-out stadium to watch the opening acts take stage to Swift’s headlining set which took fans on a beautiful journey through the last 17 years with a massive career spanning performance that lasted 3 hours and 15 minutes, the evening was years in the making and Swift made it well worth the wait and then some. Fans traveled across the globe to witness pop history, selling out hotels across the greater-Phoenix area and refusing to wait until the iconic singer-songwriter takes her tour to a city near them, and if you were there in person on Friday night, then you could certainly see why. Last evening was nothing short of magical for Swifties and general music fans alike.
The evening got started with a pair of opening acts that call Nashville home, rising star Gayle and pop-punk legends Paramore. Gayle gave an emotional performance of her hit single “abcdefu” and a cover of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know,” which both had the crowd singing along during her 8-track set.
Paramore’s set was high energy and featured a tribute to Taylor Swift, as lead singer Hayley Williams shared a story where she met Swift’s mom early into her career. Williams finished her story by saying, “I’m not sure (people) get how f*cking incredible (Taylor) is.” “We’re here witnessing history. Thank you for letting us celebrate Taylor’s career with you,” Williams continued. Paramore performed nine of their biggest hits with zero misses and was a perfect choice to get the crowd ready for what was to come.
Swift opened The Eras Tour with her Lovers Era, performing six songs from her 2019 LP “Lover,” and album which Swift never got to tour in its entirety due to the pandemic. The opening track of Swift set was a shortened but high energy of version of “Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince,” which was quickly followed by the live debut of “Cruel Summer.” Throghout the first era of the evening, Swift also performed tracks like “The Man,” “You Need To Calm Down,” “Lover,” and “The Archer.”
After an impressively quick costume change, Swift performed a short-but-sweet 3-song set dedicated to her album “Fearless”. Starting with the album’s title track, Taylor also performed “You Belong with Me” and “Love Story”, the two biggest singles from the early album which have both withstood the tests of time. The next era was Swift’s “evermore” Era, during which she performed five songs from her second LP recorded during the pandemic. She finished the set with “tolerate it”, but not before giving fans some context over the album while also getting some laughs from the crowd. “We are currently in the middle of the evermore album, which is an album I absolutely love, despite what some of you say on Tiktok,” she joked. “And ever since this particular song was born I wondered what it might be like to scream sing it with you”, as she began to perform the “evermore” B-side “champagne problems” on piano for the crowd.
Following the beautiful mellow standouts from “evermore” things really turned up as snake imagery was played on the video screens for the 70,000 in attendance, foreshadowing that it was time for the Reputation Era. Swift came out with “Ready For It?”, which opened her Reputation Tour 5 years ago, and is as good of an opening track now as it was then. Swift continued with “Delicate,” “Don’t Blame Me,” and “Look What You Made Me Do” to finish the era.
Next up was the Speak Now Era, during which she performed “Enchanted.” The track was the only song performed from the album and just one of two eras that only had one song make the setlist. While many would have loved to hear more from the album, it was likely a necessary choice to make room from some of the new projects that have had less of a life on stage.
Next up it was time for the Red Era, which was perhaps the highlight of the massive 3+ hour performance. Swift performed songs like “22,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and “I Knew You Were Trouble,” all of which were big singles upon their release, but the true standout moment was when she performed the full 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” the special extended version from her Taylor’s version re-release of “Red”.
Swift spoke to the crowd before “All Too Well” to introduce the song, explaining how special and precious the Red album is to her. She was grateful for the way fans embraced the album when it came out in 2012 and never could have imagined what would happen a decade later, speaking on the success of “All Too Well”. “You don’t know how much that means to me,” Swift explained to the crowd. “So I wanted to perform one more song from that album if you have an extra 10 minutes to spare,” Taylor continued as the crowd went wild, preparing to hear All Too Well live in its entirety for the first time.
Swift followed 10 minutes of “All Too Well” with a 7-song set dedicated to her folklore Era. Complimented on the main stage with a cozy cabin with a eye-catching moss roof, Taylor performed some of the album’s best songs including “invisible string”, “betty”, “the last great american dynasty”, “august”, “illicit affairs”, “my tears ricochet” and finally “cardigan”, the lead single from the project.
And just as Swift complemented “evermore” with a change in tempo with “Reputation”, she did the same following “folklore” with her classic album, “1989”. The LP delivered some of her biggest and most successful Top 40 pop hits to date, and to celebrate the era, Swift opened the performance with “Style”, and then kept the momentum going with “Blank Space”, “Shake It Off”, “Wildest Dreams” and “Bad Blood” a timeless LP that had an endless amount of commercial singles.
Next Taylor performed a special acoustic version of “mirrorball”, circling back to the “folklore” Era and making Friday evening’s show a 1-of-1 performance for the crowd in attendance. After the acoustic track, Taylor continued the theme with the song that started it all, her debut single “Tim McGraw”, a timeless country record that in 2023 is older than many of those in attendance at the sold-out stadium.
Last but night least it was time for the “Midnights” Era, which was fitting because midnight was just less than an hour away by the time Swift finished the era with 7-tracks from her latest album. Swift performed tracks like “Lavender Haze”, “Anti-Hero”, “Midnight Rain” and finished with her track “Karma” which was the last song of the night, #44 of 44 for the epic performance.
Taylor Swift continues to amaze fans with her live performances, and the lengths that she goes to make her loyal fans happy is unprecedented. Her tour sold out in seconds, with hundreds of thousands (if not millions) on the outside looking in, wishing they got tickets to the tour. With ticket sales in the rearview, it’s easy to wonder what driving force is left over to make a show great. Maybe it’s the sincere mutual love she has back for her fans, maybe it’s her pursuit of excellence or perhaps it’s something else we can’t wrap our heads around, either way, Taylor Swift made sure that everyone left Friday night’s performance with their expectations exceeded. Whether fans traveled from Phoenix, Philadelphia or Portugal, Swift validated the lengths that fans go to see her perform in every room, big or small, that she’s performed in for the last two decades. The Eras Tour is the toughest ticket in live music this year, and it’s not even close, but if you love anything about her, you need to have a Taylor Swift show on your live music bucket list.
Taylor Swift is set to kick off her highly anticipated tour, “The Eras Tour,” this Friday, March 17th at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona for a highly anticipated 2-night sold-out residency at the Arizona Cardinal’s stadium which seats around 60,000 fans for concerts. Swifties from all over the country are flocking to the greater Phoenix area for the opening night of the tour. In celebration of Swift’s arrival, the city of Glendale has even temporarily changed its name to “Swift City” for the weekend.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will perform back-to-back shows in Glendale over the weekend and fans can expect an incredible show as Swift will deliver her chart-topping hits from various eras of her career, including her latest albums, “Midnights”, “folklore”, “evermore” and “Lover”, all which Swift has yet to tour.
The opening acts for the concert provide a couple huge reasons to get to the stadium early, as “abcdefu” singer Gayle and pop-punk legendarys Paramore are set to take stage. From one of the most exciting emerging acts in pop to a band that has cemented themselves in the hall of fame of their genre, the diverse list of openers for Friday night’s show is show stopping. The concert is set to begin at 6:30 pm, and fans are encouraged to arrive early to catch all the action.
Swift’s concerts are known for their impressive production value, stunning visuals, and dynamic performances. This tour promises to be no different, with Swift promising a unique and memorable experience for her fans. Selling out 2-3 nights at some of the largest stadiums throughout the entire country in an unprecedented fashion, and doing so in record time following an extended hiatus due to the pandemic, The Eras Tour will likely go down as one of the biggest (if not the biggest) tours of a generation.
As the first concert of “The Eras Tour,” Swift’s Glendale performance is sure to set the bar high for the rest of the tour, and for one night only fans going into Friday night’s performance have no idea what to expect, besides an unmatched and memorable night. Fans will be treated to an evening filled with unforgettable moments, chart-topping hits, and plenty of surprises.
If you were lucky enough to score tickets to opening weekend’s performance, be sure to check out the State Farm Stadium’s official website for more information.
Lana Del Rey has been teasing fans with her upcoming album, “Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd,” and so far, she’s been delivering on her promises. She has already released two tracks, the title track, and “A&W,” which has been receiving critical acclaim, topping many best songs of the week lists. And now, she’s back with another single, “The Grants,” the opening track of her upcoming album, which pays tribute to her family name.
Co-written with Mike Hermosa, “The Grants” features backing vocals from Melodye Perry, Pattie Howard, and Shikena Jones. Fans have been eagerly anticipating this release, and it does not disappoint. The song is an ode to her family and their legacy, and Lana’s gorgeous vocals perfectly capture the emotion behind the lyrics.
Lana Del Rey has always been known for her moody, introspective music, and “The Grants” is no exception. The song is a beautiful tribute to her family, and fans are sure to be moved. With just a few more days until the album’s release (March 24th), fans are eagerly anticipating what other gems Lana has in store for them.
Listen to “The Grants” below and prepare to be transported into Lana Del Rey’s world of introspection and emotion.
Music lovers everywhere are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Lollapalooza’s 2023 lineup, which is set to be released on Tuesday March 21st at 10am. This iconic festival has been bringing together music fans from all over the world since its inception in 1991, and the anticipation for this year’s lineup is no exception.
With a reputation for showcasing some of the biggest names in the music industry, Lollapalooza’s 2023 lineup is sure to rival all major music festivals in the upcoming summer. Fans are hoping for a diverse range of artists and genres, ranging from indie rock to hip hop and beyond. The festival has always had a reputation for showcasing emerging artists, as well as established acts, so we can expect to see a mix of both come Tuesday morning.
Of course, no discussion of Lollapalooza would be complete without mentioning the unforgettable performances that take place on its stages. From headlining acts to breakout stars, the festival always delivers an incredible lineup of performers. Fans are already speculating about who might grace the stages at this year’s festival, with rumors circulating about potential headliners like Billie Eilish, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, Kanye West and more.
With just a few days left until the lineup is announced, anticipation is at an all-time high. Fans around the world will be eagerly tuning in to see who will be taking the stage at Lollapalooza 2023. Whether you’re a diehard fan or a casual music lover, this festival is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to rock out at Lollapalooza 2023!
Drake is hitting the road again with a North American tour alongside frequent collaborator, 21 Savage. Dubbed the “It’s All a Blur Tour,” the series of concerts will run from June through September 2023, with presale tickets available via Cash App from March 15th at noon local time. The tour marks Drake’s first major road trip since 2019 before the pandemic. While he performed at various one-off events in the past few years, including his critically acclaimed appearances at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, fans have been eagerly anticipating this major tour.
Drake’s 2023 tour includes 30 dates throughout the US and Canada, starting in New Orleans and concluding in Arizona. Along the way, he’ll be stopping in major cities like Nashville, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. The rapper will also be co-headlining the 2023 Dreamville Festival alongside J. Cole in Raleigh, NC.
Fans can look forward to an exciting show with two powerhouse performers sharing the stage. Drake’s latest tour promises to be one of the most exciting events of the year, and fans will be snapping up tickets as soon as they become available. With the tour itinerary announced and the presale just around the corner, excitement is building for the return of live music and the chance to see Drake and 21 Savage in action.
Country music star, Kelsea Ballerini, graced the stage at The Rave in Milwaukee with a dynamic performance that showcased her impressive range and undeniable stage presence. Following a string of high-profile appearances, including a stint on Saturday Night Live and the season premiere of NBC’s “That’s My Jam,” Ballerini arrived in Milwaukee on Saturday to headline her biggest headlining show in Wisconsin to date. Her loyal Milwaukee fans eagerly awaited her arrival, and she certainly did not disappoint.
Ballerini brought her A-game to the stage, exuding confidence and charisma with every step. Her setlist featured a mix of hits and B-sides, as well as cuts from her latest LP, that kept the energy high and the audience engaged. She effortlessly owned the stage, delivering each song with a sense of urgency and authenticity that left the crowd wanting more.
The hour and a half performance was a testament to Ballerini’s growth as a performer and songwriter. The Knoxville native has been a regular visitor to Milwaukee during her career, from her memorable performance at the beautiful Riverside Theater to her most recent visit, warming the stage for the Jonas Brothers at Summerfest.
Ballerini’s Heartfirst Tour promotes last fall’s “Subject To Change” album, which arrived a few weeks before her divorce from fellow country singer Morgan Evans. The “Miss Me More” singer’s setlist included deep emotions and empowering messages that resonated with the audience. Her top performances of the night included “hole in a bottle,” “Peter Pan,” and the title track from latest album, “Subject To Change.”
During “Homecoming Queen?,” Ballerini invited opening act Georgia Webster to join her on stage for an acoustic guitar duet. Webster’s voice, while very different than Ballerini’s, complemented her in a memorable way.
Ballerini’s relationship with her fans was a highlight of the night. She made her way to the edge of the stage’s runway throughout the concert, traveling from stage left to stage right, taking selfies, signing autographs, and overall just connecting with her fans.
The concert was only the fifth stop on the recent North American leg of Ballerini’s tour, and the set has already found it’s rythm. With a performance as great and energetic as the one she delivered in Milwaukee, it’s hard to imagine what she could improve. Ballerini is a gem in country music, and her Heartfirst Tour is a testament to her talent and dedication to her craft.
Country music fans in Milwaukee had a lot to look forward to on Friday, March 10th, as the Milwaukee Admirals presented the second show of their Admirals Concert Series featuring country music star Russell Dickerson. Fans who attended the Milwaukee Admirals game against the Tuscon Roadrunners were treated to a free post-game concert by the popular singer.
The Admirals Concert Series has become a popular tradition for the team, bringing some of the biggest names in music to Milwaukee for unforgettable live performances. The first show of the series this season took place on January 28th, featuring Scotty McCreery. The series has become a must-see event for music fans in the city, and the on-ice passes, giving fans a chance to see the action up close, has only added to the excitement.
Russell Dickerson is a rising star in country music, known for his catchy hooks, smooth vocals, and high-energy performances. He burst onto the scene in 2017 with his hit single “Yours,” which quickly became a fan favorite and has since been certified triple platinum. His music has been praised for its honesty and relatability, and his live shows are known for their party atmosphere and audience interaction.
The concert was a huge success, with fans filling the arena to see Dickerson perform.
The Admirals Concert Series has become a staple of the Milwaukee music scene, and Russell Dickerson’s performance was another great addition to the series. Fans left the arena buzzing with excitement and singing their favorite Russell Dickerson songs all the way home. With more shows in the series still to come, it’s clear that the Admirals Concert Series will continue to be a must-see event for music fans in Milwaukee.
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