Janelle Monae at Summerfest 7/6/18

One of the main reasons we wanted to go to Summerfest this year was to see Janelle Monae perform on her Dirty Computer tour. I went to see the show the night before in Chicago, so while I was at another stage shooting the Hurray For The Riff Raff set, Kari was weaving her way through the crowd at BMO Harris Pavilion to get some … Continue reading Janelle Monae at Summerfest 7/6/18

Gin Blossoms at Summerfest 7/7/18

I’m a Gin Blossoms fan. Unapologetically. Some people might write them off as a successful 90’s band that had a couple hits and nothing more. I would argue that they were a GREAT 90’s band and continue to kick out the jams as well as they did 20 years ago. I’m not alone in that thinking, as I was shocked to find an audience at … Continue reading Gin Blossoms at Summerfest 7/7/18

Summerfest 7/7/18

We had a great time in Milwaukee for a couple of days covering Summerfest. I don’t know why we don’t make our way up every year, but going forward it is likely you’ll see more Summerfest coverage. The drive up from Chicago is pretty quick, Milwaukee is an easy city to get around, and the festival itself always has something to offer. This year we … Continue reading Summerfest 7/7/18

Hurray For The Riff Raff at Summerfest 7/6/18

This was my fourth time seeing Hurray For The Riff Raff in the third different city. If it were up to me I would see them in every city, but logistically I don’t think that’s possible. I was happy to make the drive up from Chicago to Milwaukee to catch their headlining set at Summerfest because I hadn’t seen them yet this year and I … Continue reading Hurray For The Riff Raff at Summerfest 7/6/18

The 37th Annual American Music Fest at Fitzgerald’s

When the American Music Fest started in Berwyn, Ronald Regan had just become president and the trickle-down economy was headed for the toilet. But the owners of Fitzgerald’s found cause for celebration in music and threw a party that I’m sure they never thought would become what it is today. Bringing in the best and brightest in folk/Americana music, the festival has grown from a … Continue reading The 37th Annual American Music Fest at Fitzgerald’s