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Top 10 Summerfest side-stage shows

Yes, I made it to Summerfest again..for what probably was around the 18th or 19th year a in a row. I went last Tuesday to see Greg Koch, an amazing Milwaukee guitar player known for his "gristle," and Paul Rodgers..the former lead singer of Free and Bad Company. (He also fronted Queen for a while, for what that's worth). He's an amazing front man, and I decided that his show was probably the best Summerfest show in recent memory. The guy still has amazing pipes..and I think sang even better that night than he did on his records! He did most of the Bad Company songs you'd expect and threw in some Free songs as well..including "All Right Now."  An amazing show..and I was lucky enough to be in the front row so my view wasn't blocked by clowns standing on benches in front of me. Anyway..that got me thinking about some of the other Summerfest shows I've seen on side stages over the years..and the ones that really blew me away. I won't include any where the show was too crowded and I couldn't see anything (Jet, Cheap Trick, Brian Setzer come to mind in that category.) Bo Diddley at the Potawatomi Stage, circa 2000 Dickey Betts and Great Southern, also at that stage..about the same time Junior Brown..back when the Potawatomi Stage was still in a tent, 1996 or 1997 Delbert McClinton...at the Miller Lite Oasis, mid-to-late '90s Candye Kane at the Leinenkugel's Stage, 1996 Dave Alvin at the Leinie's Stage..probably the late 1990's John Hiatt, with backup band North Mississippi All Stars, early 2000's Susan Tedeschi at the Potawatomi Tent..1998? BR-549 .. I'm not sure which stage this was at, mid-90's Paul Rodgers at the Miller Lite Oasis, 2011



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