Monday, October 5, 2009

Marcus Amphiteater Shows and Summerfest Moments


Summertime in Milwaukee brings around a lot of fun and exciting things to do. One of the main events that pull people from numerous states to come here is Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival. With a dozen different stages to choose from, there is an assortment of music to listen to. The only concerts that require additional admission are at the Marcus Amphitheatre. This outdoor venue, with a capacity of 23,000, easily sells out. Fans lined up and filed in to see their favorite bands perform. Whether you are into Rock and Roll, Country, R&B, Pop, or Soul, music lovers of all sorts could get their fill with the plethora of artists that came to the Marcus Amphitheatre in 2009.

The 2009 concert lineup started on the opening night of Summerfest with a completely sold out concert showcasing Bon Jovi. Summerfest tickets are always available, but you never know if if the Marcus Amphitheater shows will sell out. The lawn seats at the back of the venue were flooded with people excited at having the chance to be there in the theatre. All of the fans eagerly awaited the much anticipated event.

Keith Urban, with special opening guest Counting Crows, also packed the house for another off the charts performance. At one point during the show Keith Urban walked off the Marcus Amphitheater stage, down the aisle, and to the middle of the walkway that separates the red and yellow sections. A stool and microphone were there waiting for him. He sat down and addressed the crowd by saying, “Who has the best seat in the house now?” He sang a few songs from there and then made his way back up to the stage, shaking hands and high fiving everyone he passed. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the concert, as well as how Keith interacted so well with the adoring fans.

Additional country stars George Strait, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum wowed the thousands of admirers who came out to those concerts. The nights that these artists performed at the Marcus Amphitheater, there was a sea of country fans donned from head to toe in cowboy hats, jeans, and, boots. With an assortment of songs like “Beer in Mexico” by Kenny Chesney, right on down to “Honk if You Honky Tonk” by George Strait, everyone went home with a smile on their face.

1 comment:

Milwaukee Rock Music Fan said...

Too much country in 2009. What they must have figured out is that fake cowboys buy lots of beer.