June 30, 2009

Top bands to see at SummerFest

By Jenny Maurer

So you want to go to Summer Fest, but have no idea what to see. Not to worry, here are a few suggestions on bands to see ...

1) Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson- July 1st 7:30 P.M. at Marcus Amphitheatre: Celebrate 4th of July a little early with two of America’s greatest musicians.

2) Flogging Molly- July 4th 10:00 P.M. at Miller Lite Oasis: Ring in Independence Day with a late night concert from the best Irish punk band since the Pogues.

3) Elvis Costello and the Imposters-July 5th 9:00 P.M. at M&I Classic Rock Stage: Best known for his two records, My Aim is True and This Year’s Model, that were released between the transition from Punk to New Wave, Costello is now trying his hand at folk music with a Southern Gothic theme.

4) Joan Jett and the Black Hearts-June 30th 9:30 P.M. at M&I Classic Rock Stage: The former Runaway has been going solo since 1981

Jenny Maurer is RacinePost's summer intern. She's a student at UW-Parkside studying English and a wiz when it comes to writing about music. Look for her stories all summer on RacinePost.


  1. Joan Jett and the Black Hearts were HERE at Harbor Fest a few years ago.


  2. Buddy Guy is headlining the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse tonight at 10. Before Buddy, at 8:00, there's a young guy from the Isle of Man named Davy Knowles who plays some stunningly good blues guitar with his band Back Door Slam.

  3. JJ McAuliffe6/30/2009 12:59 PM

    Steve Hawkins co/owner of McAuliffe's On The Square will be performing with his band Bascom Hill at the Harley Davidson Roadhouse at 5:30 Wednesday. Come join us as a group of McAuliffe's On The Square regulars go and cheer him on.
    Don't forget about the Park and Ride, it's the best way to go.

  4. The Andes from Racine played Summerfest last Friday.

  5. vocally challenged7/03/2009 3:38 PM

    You could hear me sing - but unfortunately I can't hold a tune.