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Zach Bryan and Turnpike Troubadours Kick Off Windy City Smokeout 2022


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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:

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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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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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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.

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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.

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


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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

Summer Smash Shares 2022 Festival Lineup: Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti & More


Post Malone performs at Lollapalooza 2021.
Post Malone performs at Lollapalooza 2021.

Last year’s Summer Smash was easily one of the best festivals of the year. With performances from A$AP Rocky, Lil Baby, Chance The Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk and many more, the Chicago festival, curated by Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett, was a can’t miss.

Building off their momentum from last year’s epic festival, this summer’s fest is just as impressive and organizers have just shared the official daily lineup with some brand new additions. Kicking things off on Friday, June 17th will be Wiz Khalifa, Trippie Redd, Lil Skies, Rico Nasty and headliner Lil Uzi Vert who will look to top his 2021 performance.

Saturday’s lineup is just as great, as Post Malone will deliver his first performance following the June 3rd release of his latest LP, “Twelve Carat Toothache”.  Hitting the stage before Posty will be Polo G, Ski Mask The Slump God, Bia and G Herbo to name a few.

Last but not least, on Sunday, Playboi Carti will headline alongside the festivals undercard like Oliver Tree, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz and more.

Tickets are on sale now at the festival’s official website, with single day passes starting at under $100.

Limp Bizkit Brings Their “Still Sucks” Tour to Green Bay’s Resch Center

The iconic rap rock band delivered a career spanning set for their Wisconsin fans on Sunday night.


Limp Bizkit performs at the Resch Center in Green Bay, WI on May 22, 2022 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

It seems like just yesterday when Limp Bizkit was one of the biggest names in music, circa the days that MTV and VH1 had a pulse on what was popular and Fred Durst provided the industry with a heavy counter to the NSYNC, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys of the world. Fast forward a couple decades and a few hiatuses later and the same group that brought you “Nookie” and “Break Stuff” is now giving us dad vibes but while still selling out huge venues across the country thanks to their unmatched energy and catalogue of hits.

That brings us to the bands latest tour, the ironically dubbed, “Still Sucks” tour. And while the band is of course joking around and poking fun at themselves with the tour’s title, little to nothing sucked about last night’s performance at Green Bay’s Resch Center. Now in the back 9 of their U.S. tour, which has made stops at arenas in a number of secondary markets as well as a few primary markets, the band is as good live as they’ve ever been, which is why they can still dominate massive crowds, as they did a few hours south at Lollapalooza this past summer.

But you can’t just go years without seeing Limp Bizkit live and jump right into it, which is why Fred Durst recruited Yung Gravy to “lube the crowd” before Limp Bizkit hits the stage each night. Minnesota’s Yung Gravy, a 26-year-old rapper and University of Wisconsin-Madison alum, wouldn’t necessarily be your first guest for support of a Limp Bizkit tour, but his sound and sense of humor is perfect for a Limp Bizkit concert, even though the two acts are separated by decades and genres.

The former UW badger got the night started with tracks like the Mr. Sandman sampled, “Mr. Clean”, and of course his 2020 single, “Oops!”, which is his biggest hit today.

Moments after Yung Gravy said his farewells to the packed crowd of Green Bay Packers fans, just a couple blocks from the historic Lambeau Field, it was time for the Fred Durst led Limp Bizkit to greet their loyal fans. Rather than spoil fans with a classic right off the bat, the band stayed true to the tour and kicked things off with “Dad Vibes”, the lead single from their newest LP, “Still Sucks”, which they are touring in support of.

Durst, with his new dad get up, instead of his signature t-shirt and backwards fitted cap, started the show on his version of an Archie Bunker-like recliner, where we was later joined by the rest of his band. From guitarist Wes Borland to John Otto on the drums and more, the 2022 version of Limp Bizkit is as true to the OG version of the band as a Day 1 fan could ever hope for.

The band then continued with a couple of their classics, including “Rollin'” and “My Way”. One definite highlight from the performance included the band’s performance of “Nookie” where they invited a young fan on stage who Durst stressed “did not do it for the nookie”, just one of many moments where Limp Bizkit showed off their sense and humor and crowd work throughout the night.

And as the crowd matched the bands energy with each song, the anticipation of the evening built until the night’s final moments, with a live performance of Limp’s 2000 hit “Break Stuff”, which put a rageful exclamation on a night full of moshing for the hundreds of fans in the GA pit. The Resch Center will certainly not experience a night like last night for quite some time.

Check out our favorite photos from Limp Bizkit’s headlining “Still Sucks” tour below and grab your tickets for the tour’s remaining dates here.

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