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Today's Summerfest schedule and picks: Thursday, July 7

Every day of Summerfest, we’ll bring you a rundown of the headliners, hidden gems and Radio Milwaukee staff picks so you can catch the very best local, national and global artists performing across the nine days. Here’s what day seven has in store, from Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to R&B royalty (see the full 2022 Summerfest lineup here and how to score drink deals every day here):

Today at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater: Rod Stewart, Cheap Trick

Technically, there are three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees on this bill, as Stewart has gone in twice (individually in 1994 and with Faces in 2012) before adding a knighthood in 2016 for good measure. Both artists on the bill will bring a chameleon-esque catalog to the Amp that’ll run the gamut from bangers (“Surrender”) to ballads (“The Flame”) to the boudoir (“Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”).

Staff pick from Dan Reiner: Boyz II Men @ Uline Warehouse Stage, 9:30 p.m. (and American Family Insurance House, 6 p.m.)

You shouldn’t need much convincing to see these R&B icons. But if you're looking for reasons: “End of the Road” recently celebrated its 30th anniversary (sorry if that makes you feel old), and Boyz II Men is still regarded among the best live performers in the country. If you get to the festival grounds a little earlier, I suggest lining up to see a stripped-down set at the intimate AmFam House at 6 p.m.

Summerfest schedule for Thursday, July 7

American Family Insurance Amphitheater
7:30 p.m. – Rod Stewart, Cheap Trick

BMO Harris Pavilion
3:30 p.m. – Foghat
9:30 p.m. – John Fogerty

Miller Lite Oasis
6:15 p.m. – Milky Chance
8:15 p.m. – Geese
10:15 p.m. – Portugal. The Man

UScellular Connection Stage
4:15 p.m. – Priscilla Block
6:15 p.m. – Niko Moon
8:15 p.m. – Erin Kinsey
10 p.m. – Russell Dickerson

Generac Power Stage
3:30 p.m. – Los Straitjackets
5:30 p.m. – Lilith Czar
7:30 p.m. – Ayron Jones
9:30 p.m. – Halestorm

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Noon – Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience
3 p.m. – Buddy Rich Big Band Machine
7:30 p.m. – The Altons
10 p.m. – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Uline Warehouse Stage
3:30 p.m. – The Tubes
7:30 p.m. – Corinne Bailey Rae
9:30 p.m. – Boyz II Men

Johnson Controls World Sound Stage
1:45 p.m. – Isabella Snow
3 p.m. – Honey Hounds
4:15 p.m. – Little Hurt
5:30 p.m. – Sarah Barrios
6:45 p.m. – Deep Sea Diver
8 p.m. – The Happy Fits

JoJo’s Martini Lounge
8 p.m. – Eddie Butts Band

Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden
5:30 p.m. – Doug Demming & The Jewel Tones

How to get in free today: Direct Supply Seniorfest Day

This one’s for the over-60 set. If you have at least six decades of existence under your belt, you’ll get in free when you present your ID at the designated turnstyle at any gate. In addition, sexagenarians and their elders will receive a voucher for $2 off any food or non-alcoholic beverage purchase more than $10, and wheelchairs will be available for free between noon and 4 p.m. (while supplies last).