Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Milwaukee Summer 2011 Concert Preview

Since it is officially summer in Milwaukee, it is time to talk about the hottest concerts of the summer. These concerts have already generated a lot of buzz, which means that these shows are going to be the hottest tickets of the summer. Don't fret if you haven't purchased any Milwaukee Summer concert tickets because there is still time. Let's take a look at some of the hottest Milwaukee Summer 2011 concerts.

Top Milwaukee Summer 2011 Concerts

1) Kanye West--June 30th at the Marcus Amphitheater
Mr. West is coming to the Marcus Amphitheater for the second night of Summerfest and I could not be more excited. I have been a fan of Kanye West since I first heard "Through the Wire" back in 2004. His show will be amazing, I can see it now. Let's hope he performs some of his old classics like "Golddigger." I will freak out, though, if and when he plays "Love Lockdown."

2) Britney Spears--July 9th at the Marcus Amphitheater
It's Britney, beeyatch! The pop sensation is coming to Milwaukee during the second weekend of Summerfest and she's bringing Nicki Minaj with her. This show will be outrageously good. We all know who Britney Spears is, we know what her music is like, and if we were high school boys in the late 1990s, we had crushes on her. Her Femme Fatale tour has already received rave reviews. This will be a good one. Play "Toxic!" Play "Toxic!"

3) Jason Aldean--July 8th at the Marcus Amphitheater
Country fans are ecstatic for Jason Aldean! Jason Aldean is newer onto the country music scene, but already his albums have gone platinum and gold. Chris Young will be opening for Jason Aldean on this Friday night of Summerfest.

4) Bon Iver--July 23rd & 24th at the Riverside
Milwaukeeans love Justin Vernon as he is also a Wisconsin native. Bon Iver wooed indie music fans several years ago with their first album, "For Emma, Forever Ago." Now they are out with a new self-titled album. The first show sold out in a matter of ten minutes, so a second show was added. This will be a great show as Justin Vernon is a talented musician. I hope they don't only play songs from their new album. Play "Skinny Love!"

5) Lil' Wayne--August 9th at the Marcus Amphitheater
Lil' Wayne is out of prison and on tour! He makes his Milwaukee stop in early August and no doubt he will put on a high energy performance. Rap fans, this will be the show for you. Get your tickets while you still can. I would love to put up a video of my favorite Lil' Wayne song ("A Milli") but unfortunately it's too explicit for this family friendly blog.

6) Janet Jackson--August 14th at the Milwaukee Theater
Janet Jackson was the first concert I ever attended. The year was 1994 and my best friend and I both had her CD and were obsessed. Her mom got us tickets and went with us to the show at the Marcus Amphitheater. Now, Janet Jackson is back in town and I am old enough to go to concerts by myself. Perfect timing, Janet! While Janet hasn't released an album recently, she certainly has a huge repertoire to draw from. I prefer her old school music.

There you have it, the hottest concerts in Milwaukee that will be happening this summer. Hope to see you at some of the shows. I'll be the one hootin' and hollerin' in the nose bleed seats (if I'm going to be going to all of these concerts, that's about I can afford).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jason Mraz Added to Marcus Amphitheater 2011 Lineup

Jason Mraz Marcus Amphitheater 2011Jason Mraz has been added to the Marcus Amphitheater's 2011 Lineup. He is the final act to be added as a headliner during Summerfest 2011. Guster will open for Jason Mraz. Guster has often performed on a side stage during Summerfest and has become a staple of Summerfest over the past few years. It's been a couple of years since they last performed at Summerfest and this time they've been upgraded to the Amphitheater. Jason Mraz last performed in Milwaukee during Farm Aid, last October. Mraz last released an EP in 2010 entitled Life is Good. He has plans to release his next album this coming fall. I'm guessing he'll probably give the audience a little preview of his upcoming album at his July 2nd show at the Marcus Amphitheater.