Every Thursday on Radio Milwaukee we — the Journal Sentinel’s Piet Levy and 88Nine’s Evan Rytlewski — talk about the music coming into Milwaukee and the music coming out of Milwaukee on Tap’d In.
It’s really here. Today is the first day of Summerfest, which returns after more than two years with a very different look: a three-weekend, nine-day structure that packs in even more big headliners into a tighter amount of time (yes, there really are national acts playing at 4 p.m. every day this year). You can find the complete 2021 Summerfest schedule here, and this week on Tap’d In, we’re looking at some of the highlights of Summerfest’s opening weekend.
We discuss why Chance the Rapper has a lot riding on his appearance tomorrow night at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater (his only concert of 2021) and why KennyHoopla’s decided to go all in on pop-punk. We also tout the joys of T-Pain and Flo Rida’s live shows, and ponder whether Kurtis Blow puts on a good concert.
Hear us talk about all that and more below on our 2021 Summerfest Weekend One Preview.
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