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Check Out Our Favorite Photos from the Second Half of the Windy City Smokeout

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Sam Hunt performs at the Windy City Smokeout (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Windy City Smokeout came to a close last night after a memorable performance from country music’s Miranda Lambert, so to look back on the epic weekend we are sharing moments from a couple of our favorite sets, Kip Moore’s supporting performance on Sunday night and Sam Hunt’s headlining set on Saturday.

The Smokeout will return in 2023, and fans don’t even have to wait for a full year as the festival will take place on July 13-16, 2023. Stay tuned for the full lineup and more details.

Check out our favorite photos Sam Hunt and Kip Moore’s performances at the Windy City Smokeout:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Photos: Tim McGraw and Russell Dickerson Shine on Night 2 of Windy City Smokeout

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Tim McGraw headlines the Windy City Smokeout on August 5, 2022 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

When it comes to the Windy City Smokeout, “we like it, we love it, we want some more of it!” And luckily after the half-way point, there are still two days left of the premiere country music festival in Chicago.

Following Willie Nelson’s headlining set on opening night, Friday night picked up where Thursday left off with amazing sets from Russell Dickerson and Tim McGraw.

Check out our favorite photos from night two of Windy City Smokeout 2022:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Zach Bryan and Turnpike Troubadours Kick Off Windy City Smokeout 2022

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Windy City Smokeout returned to the United Center for another extended weekend of live country music performances from some of the biggest names in the genre. Boasting sets from Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and many more; 2022’s lineup is perhaps the festival’s best year.

Night one of the Chicago music and food festival was a great way to kick off the weekend. Fans made sure to get to the festival early to enjoy sets from Zach Bryan and Turnpike Troubadours, getting the stage set for the evening’s headliner, the legend himself, Willie Nelson.

Check out our favorite photos from opening night of Windy City Smokeout 2022:

Photos by Dan Garcia

Photos: Thomas Rhett Headlines the Final Night of Summerfest 2022

Country superstar Thomas Rhett performed for a packed crowd on Saturday night to bring Milwaukee’s Summerfest to a close.

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Summerfest 2022 is officially over and while fans are already counting down the days until next year’s festivities, we can definitely reminisce with some great photos. So what better performance to look back on than Thomas Rhett’s headlining performance on the closing night of the lakefront festival?

Check out our best photos from Thomas Rhett’s Summerfest performance below.

Photos: The Village People Bring Their Disco Hits to Milwaukee

The “YMCA” and “Macho Man” disco stars brought their entertaining performance to Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday night.

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Photo by Dan Garcia

With mega hits from the ’70s and ’80s, like “Macho Man”, “In The Navy” and “YMCA”, it’s no surprise that fans came out to enjoy The Village People’s Summerfest performance this past weekend.

Led by founding member and lead singer, Victor Willis, the Village People got off to a late start but partied all night long with their Wisconsin fans at the BMO Harris Pavilion. If you weren’t in attendance, than you definitely missed out!

Check out our best photos from the Village People’s Milwaukee performance below.

Machine Gun Kelly Brings His Mainstream Sellout Tour to Milwaukee

With support from Avril Lavigne and Iann Dior, MGK brought his huge headlining tour to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.

Photo by Dan Garcia

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Machine Gun Kelly is on an entirely different level since his last performance at Summerfest. Going from a crowd of 4,000 to 20,000 in just a couple years, fans came out in huge numbers to catch the “Mainstreet Sellout Tour” at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater.

MGK was joined by opening act Iann Dior and the pop punk icon, Avril Lavigne, for his huge Milwaukee performance, which was also the largest selling show of Summerfest. If you weren’t in attendance last night, you definitely missed out!

Check out our favorite photos from last night’s performance below.

Machine Gun Kelly

Avril Lavigne

Iann Dior

5 Can’t Miss Chicago Concerts in July: 5 Seconds of Summer, Little Big Town & More

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5 Seconds of Summer performing in Milwaukee
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Nothing beats live music in the Windy City in the summer months, so it’s no surprise that a number of big concerts are coming to your favorite Chicago venues. From 5 Seconds of Summer’s lakeside performance in the middle of the month, to Little Big Town’s Ravinia Festival Performance in Highland Park, we have five big shows that you need to catch this month.

Check out our list of the 5 can’t miss concerts in Chicago in July!

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Summerfest Photo Series: Disturbed & Lamb of God

Rockers Disturbed and Lamb of God brought a dose of metal to Summerfest for their headlining sets at Summerfest on June 30th.

Photo by Dan Garcia

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Things got hot at Summerfest last night as a number of the biggest names in metal, Disturbed and Lamb of God, performed at the lakefront festival’s American Family Insurance Amphitheater. We were in the pit to capture the best moments from the whole night.

Check out our favorite photos from Disturbed and Lamb of God’s Summerfest performances below.

Lamb of God

Disturbed

Photos: Lil Wayne Returns to Milwaukee’s Summerfest

Rap superstar and Green Bay Packers superfan, Lil Wayne, made a stop in Wisconsin for another Summerfest performance.

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Lil Wayne has always found a second home in Wisconsin, so it was no surprised that he was embraced by his fellow Packer fans at Summerfest on Saturday night.

Before making his Super Bowl prediction and closing the night with his Wiz Khalifa-remake “Green and Yellow”, Weezy performed a catalog of his biggest hits and features for the packed crowd and we were there to capture it all.

Check out our best photos from Lil Wayne’s headlining set at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater below.

Summerfest Photo Series: Wu Tang Clan

The legendary Wu Tang Clan performed at Summerfest on Saturday night.

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Warming things up for Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa, the legendary Wu Tang Clan kicked things off on Saturday night for Summerfest’s rap triple header at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. So it was only right that we were there to capture some great moments from the performance.

Check out our favorite photos from the Wu Tang Clan’s Saturday night performance below.