Summerfest 2004

Published: 2004-05-10
"The Big Gig" as it is called bills itself as the largest music festival in the world. The festival started as a community event some 35 years ago. Today it uses 12 stages that hold anywhere from five to 10 thousand people and the 23,000 seat Marcus Amphitheatre. The 11 day event also has musicians roaming the grounds serenading visitors and 45 different food vendors. Summerfest runs from June 24 to July 4 at Maier Festival Park in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Michigan. Tickets for Summerfest are available through Ticketmaster.

This year's festival offers some of the biggest names in music today from every genre. A complete list of scheduled acts follows.

Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Angelique Kido
Asleep at the Wheel
The Ataris
Beethoven's Nightmare
Ben Folds
Bettye LaVette
Big & Rich
The Big Wu
Blink 182
Blood, Sweat, & Tears
Britney Spears
Buckwheat Zydeco
Buddy Guy
Burning Spear
Candye Kane
Cheap Trick
Chevelle
Clarence Clemons Temple of Soul
Colin Hay (Men at Work)
Cowboy Mouth
DJ Logic
Damageplan
Dark Star Orchestra
The Darkness
Dashboard Confessional
Dion
The Donnas
Drowning Pool
Felix da Housecat
Femi Kuti
Five for Fighting
The Fixx
The Flatlanders
Fountains of Wayne
Fuel
Galactic
Gin Blossoms
Guster
Hairball – a spoof on 80s rock
Indigenous
Indigo Girls
The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley
Jason Mraz
Jet
Jina Jurner
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
John Mayer
The Johnny Clegg Band featuring the music of Juluka and Savauka
Kern
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kool & the Gang
LeAnn Rimes
Lewis black
Live
Liz Phair
Los Lobos
The LoveMonkeys
Marcia Ball
Maroon 5
Medeski Martin & Wood
Mindi Abair
Morris Day the The Time
Motion city Soundtrack
Moe.
New Power Generation
Nickelback
O A R
Otis Taylor
Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo
Paul Oakenfold
Peter Frampton
Phil Vassar
Prince
Radiators
Ricardo Lemvo
Richard Thompson
The Roots
Rufus Wainwright
Saliva
The Samples
Seether
Shelby Lynne
Shinedown
Sister Hazel
Smile Empty Soul
Styx
Switchfoot
Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues
Talib Kweli
Tantric
Tempters
Terrance Simien
Tesla
Three Days Grace
Tim McGraw
Tower of Power
Trapt
Uncle Kracker
Unwritten Law
The Used
Warren Brothers
Will Durst
Willy Porter
3 Doors Down
311

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum

   

 

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