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Tap'd In's 2019 Wisconsin summer concert preview

Each Thursday morning on Radio Milwaukee we -- the Journal Sentinel's Piet Levy and 88Nine's Jordan Lee -- talk about the music coming into and the music coming out of Milwaukee on  Tap'd In

This week we're looking beyond Milwaukee, however, to take a look at Piet's recent piece previewing some of the big outdoor concerts and festivals around the state this summer. Stream this week's episode and read about these festivals below.

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Among the highlights we discuss are Appleton's Mile of Music, a music marathon spread across 70 venues, almost all of them free. It's a true South by Southwest experience, where even bars that aren't normally music venues will host music.

We also look at the Los Dells Latin music festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Mauston; the Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, featuring a ton of bluegrass music and headliners like The Infamous Stringdusters and Trampled by Turtles; and Greta Van Fleet's June 4 concert in Madison and Paul McCartney's June 8 show in Green Bay.

And Piet's piece also nods to some of the state's many country festivals, among them Country Fest, June 27-29 in Cadott; Country Bloom, July 11-13 in West Salem; Country Jam July 18-20 in Eau Claire; and Country Thunder, July 18-21 in Twin Lakes. Wisconsin country fans are well accommodated this summer.

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88Nine Senior Director of Programming | Radio Milwaukee