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Today’s Summerfest schedule and picks: Saturday, June 22

(Clockwise from bottom) Here Come the Mummies, Black Pumas, SZA and Dawes are among the must-see acts at Summerfest on June 22.
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(Clockwise from bottom) Here Come the Mummies, Black Pumas, SZA and Dawes are among the must-see acts at Summerfest on June 22.

Every morning throughout Summerfest 2024, we’ll deliver a guide that covers the day’s entertainment and how you can get in the gate free of charge. This is where you’ll find info about the AmFam Amp headliners, eclectic picks from our knowledgeable staff and the music lineup for the day (see the full 2024 Summerfest lineup here).

Today at the AmFam Amp

SZA w/special guest Aminé, 7:30 p.m.

SZA’s newest album, SOS, has graced the airwaves constantly since its release, and for good reason. It’s proven just as popular on the road, although — to the best of our research — this will be her first concert in Milwaukee. Her debut album, Ctrl, broke big in 2017, but (humble brag) 88Nine was proud to have her in the playlist dating back to “Julia” off her 2014 EP, Z.

Her opener, Aminé, hasn't had the same level of fame (who has?) but attracted attention with his song “Caroline” and showed an ability to keep the hits coming. The combination of their music is going to be an electric performance, full of SZA's crooning and Aminé’s rhymes. So, if you haven't already, make sure to grab a ticket for this can't-miss show.

— Amelie Lichte

Radio Milwaukee staff pick #1

Black Pumas @ UScellular Connection Stage, 10 p.m.

The psychedelic soul band from Austin led by singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada are an 88Nine favorite and a must see today. Working off their new album, Chronicles of a Diamond, the duo put on searing shows that charm like a spell of love songs, slow grooves and subtle anthems. Think Neil Young meets Wu-Tang … then stop thinking and get over to the stage because this is one not to miss!

— Marcus Doucette

Radio Milwaukee staff pick #2

Brenda K. Starr @ Aurora Pavilion, 5 p.m.

Brenda K. Starr is a New York City legend and a renowned singer-songwriter celebrated for her powerful vocals and versatile musical style. She first gained prominence in the mid-1980s with her dance-pop and freestyle hits, notably the 1988 single "I Still Believe," which became a major success and a song my wife and I know from front to back.

In the ’90s, there was a boom of Latin freestyle artists who transitioned to sounds that honored their Puerto Rican heritage and Latin music, specifically salsa. Starr was a big part of the movement that led to critically acclaimed albums like Te Sigo Esperando and No Lo Voy a Olvidar, solidifying her status in the Latin music scene.

Her contributions have earned her a loyal fan base and wide recognition for her ability to blend different musical styles seamlessly. Today, she continues to create, travel the world and pack shows. I am so excited to see her as part of Summerfest’s Latin Music Day.

— Kenny Perez

Radio Milwaukee staff pick #3

Dawes @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, 10 p.m.

When I first heard Stories Don’t End, I remember thinking that this is how lyrics are meant to be written. Dawes’ third studio album — all their albums, really — puts you smack dab in someone else’s shoes with wordplay that doesn’t cross the line into “too clever by half” territory. Then there are the harmonies and the guitarwork and the general wonderful musicianship. It’s a near-perfect LP and a great place to start if you’ve never dipped into Dawes before.

Or you can just show up to the Big Backyard tonight. The group led by brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith are squarely in their element on stage, and seeing them wield their instruments live takes things to another level.

— Brett Krzykowski

Radio Milwaukee staff pick #4

Here Come the Mummies @ Miller Lite Oasis, 4:30 p.m.

I want you to take a minute to imagine: You’re at a live concert, and it’s some of the funkiest music you’ve ever heard. The bass guitar is walking, the horn section is tight, the vocals are solid with a hint of raspiness, and there’s a keytar to top it off!

Now, imagine it being played by 10 people dressed as mummies.

Here Comes The Mummies bring the funk with elements of jazz, ska, reggae and even a little salsa. This group is just fun. Show up, dance and have a great time! Halloween is taking a summer vacation, and one of its destinations is Summerfest.

— Benjamin Koenigs

How to get in free today

Briggs & Stratton Mary Lou’s Closet Supply Drive
Noon to 3 p.m.

Help support United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County's Mary Lou’s Closet, a program providing needed hygiene supplies for youth in area public schools. The first 1,500 patrons who donate NEW socks, deodorant and/or oral hygiene items (toothbrush and toothpaste) with a total minimum value of $10 will receive one free admission ticket valid for the day and time of the promotion only. All donations will benefit the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership.

Summerfest schedule for Saturday, June 22

American Family Insurance Amphitheater

  • 7:30 p.m. — SZA w/special guest Aminé

AmFam House

  • 4 p.m. — Doom Flamingo
  • 2 p.m. — Allen Stone

BMO Pavilion

  • 9:30 p.m. — Goo Goo Dolls
  • 7:30 p.m. — Sons of the Silent Age
  • Noon — School of Rock

Miller Lite Oasis

  • 10:15 p.m. — Umphreys McGee
  • 8:30 p.m. — Doom Flamingo
  • 6:30 p.m. — Little Stranger
  • 4:30 p.m. — Here Come the Mummies
  • 2:45 p.m. — Jason Achilles
  • 1 p.m. — Titan Fun Key

UScellular Connection Stage

  • 10 p.m. — Black Pumas
  • 8:15 p.m. — Hans Williams
  • 6:30 p.m. — Allen Stone
  • 12:45 p.m. — School of Rock

Generac Power Stage

  • 9:30 p.m. — AWOLNATION
  • 8:15 p.m. — Middle Kids
  • 6:45 p.m. — Happy Landing
  • 5:30 p.m. — Diet Lite
  • Noon — School of Rock

Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

  • 10 p.m. — Dawes
  • 8 p.m. — Brother Elsey
  • 6 p.m. — Shovels & Rope
  • 4 p.m. — Field Guide

Uline Warehouse

  • 9:30 p.m. — Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey
  • 7:30 p.m. — The Producers
  • 5:30 p.m. — The Plimsouls' Eddie Muñoz
  • Noon — School of Rock

Aurora Pavilion

  • 10:30 p.m. — Juasca
  • 9 p.m. — DJ Don B
  • 7:15 p.m. — Luis Figueroa
  • 5:15 p.m. — Brenda K. Starr
  • 3:30 p.m. — Septeto Charambó
  • 2:45 p.m. — DJ Kenny Perez
  • 2 p.m. — De La Buena
  • 12:45 p.m. — School of Rock