The Mayor of Chicago announced that their famous Taste of Chicago festival will no longer include musical acts. The decision was based on the fact that the festival 90 miles south of Milwaukee was starting to go in too many directions. That festival is all about food.
Milwaukee on the other hand has always focused on music at Summerfest. In fact, food is second, or third on the highlights list. Yes, you can certainly get something to eat at Summerfest, and some of that food is downright tasty, but it has never been the focus.
Some officials here in Milwaukee would say that Chicago has waved the white flag of surrender. Their festival will be a music free, food sampling event. Summerfest may actually benefit from the change in Chicago, as some musical acts were not able to play Milwaukee as they committed to Chicago.