Daily Summerfest Guide: Day Eight, July 4

How to Get in Free Today The first 15,000 people who download the Summerfest App will receive a free ticket, limited to one per device. The app is fueled by Pepsi (major points in the soda rivalry). Weather Forecast High: 76° Low: 66° Precipitation: 40% Sunset: 8:34 p.m. Don’t let today’s rain keep you from celebrating 4th of July in Summerfest style!  Playing at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater Megadeth This show has been canceled. According to a press release put out by Summerfest, “The lead singer of Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, was recently diagnosed with throat cancer. ‘It’s clearly something to be…

Daily Summerfest Guide: Day Seven, July 3

How to Get in Free Today Until 4 p.m., anyone above age 60 can show an ID for free admission and a $2 discount on any $10+ purchase of food or beverages (alcoholic drinks excluded). This promotion is valid at any entrance. Are you a member of the Harley Owners Group? Present your H.O.G. card before 3 p.m. for free Summerfest admission and access to the Harley-Davidson Hospitality Deck at the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse. The Deck is open until 5 p.m., but space is limited, so head over there early in the day. Weather Forecast High: 76° Low: 66° Precipitation: 50% Sunset: 8:34 p.m. Keep…

Daily Summerfest Guide: Day Six, July 2

How to Get in Free Today For Children’s Fest Day, anyone arriving before 3 p.m. gets in completely free! During this promotion, vendors will offer discounts on select food and drink items. Weather Forecast High: 75° Low: 66° Precipitation: 50% Sunset: 8:34 p.m. Come prepared with raincoats and umbrellas again, because week two of Summerfest is kicking off with more thunderstorms. Playing at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater Lionel Richie What do you get when you shine a spotlight on a musician who has sold more than 100 million albums and managed to release a no. 1 record every year for 9…

Quiz: Do You Know Summerfest’s Faceless Bands of the ’70s and ’80s?

Every year, Summerfest brings the hordes of still-kicking rockers and rollers to the shores of Lake Michigan for another guitar-ripping jamfest. The bands of the ’70s and ’80s draw everybody from the young and inexplicably nostalgic to the elderly who still overflow with the unquenchable spirit of rock. But what do these bands look like? Sure, you remember how Robert Plant looked in his prime, wriggling around and singing about Hobbits, but what about the bands today. What do the bassists look like? The drummers? Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the ’70s and ’80s bands you can see at Summerfest.