Milwaukee Summerfest: Summer Live Preview 2010
Dates: June 24-July 4
Venue: 11 stages, including Henry Maier Festival Park and the 23,000-capacity Marcus Amphitheater
Ticket prices: $3-$33 (Purchase tickets here)
Official event page: www.summerfest.com
Forty-three years in, Milwaukee Summerfest is the summertime event for Midwesterners, annually drawing about 900,000. Produced by nonprofit Milwaukee World Festival, it has also become a regular stop for summer's biggest touring acts. Beer per caps are enormous, but Summerfest caters to families as well.
Outlook: Usher, American Idols Live!, Carrie Underwood, Eric Clapton/Roger Daltrey and others at Marcus, plus ground stages that host hot acts from virtually every genre, will take Summerfest to its usual heights.