Milwaukee’s ‘Summerfest’ Announces 2021 lineup including Chris Stapleton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and more

After canceling in 2020 for the first time in its 53-year history, organizers of Milwaukee, WI’s Summerfest announced the star-studded lineup of acts slated to perform this year. The 53rd edition of the festival will take place over three consecutive weekends, September 2nd–4th, 9th–11th, and 16th–18th, with music running from noon to midnight each day. Summerfest features over 1,000 performances on 11 stages, along with food, beverages, and activities. 

Check out the full lineup in the official Summerfest poster – here.

Summerfest will feature headline sets in the 23,000-capacity American Family Insurance Amphitheater from artists including Chris Stapleton, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, and Dave Matthews Band, as well as performances from Sheryl Crow, the Zac Brown Band, and Gabby Barrett.

Summerfest has traditionally run from late June to early July over 11 days, but this year organizers have pushed it back to the fall as the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine roll-out continues and the nation attempts to reach herd immunity.  The festival said it is committed to providing a safe environment for its fans, vendors, sponsors, and staff, and festival officials are working closely with local civic officials and health professionals to implement health and safety procedures and protocols. 

For a full list of ticketing options for Summerfest 2021, head here, and for more details, visit the Summerfest website or follow them @summerfest on Instagram and Twitter.

Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, Chris Stapleton Lead 2021 Summerfest Lineup


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Will Smith to star in unscripted docuseries for YouTube Originals called “Best Shape of My Life”

Will Smith will document his health journey for a new YouTube Originals series. Titled “Best Shape of My Life,” the 6-part unscripted series will show Smith “rebuilding his body into the best shape of his life and getting his groove back along the way,” according to a description distributed by YouTube. “This is the fun, funny, inspirational, wildly adventurous, and deeply entertaining story of Smith challenging himself to improve every aspect of his fitness, from agility to power to recovery and more,” the description added.

Smith wrote on Instagram, “This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry. I love this body, but I wanna FEEL better. No more midnight muffins.”

The show will feature guests including athletes, scientists and experts. No official names were made available.

Will Smith wants to see your Dad Bod — and get rid of his for new YouTube series


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‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 teaser trailer reveals Eleven’s past in flashback

Netflix shared a teaser of Stranger Things Season 4 in a trailer featuring Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven. The teaser video flashes-back to revisit Eleven’s past at the Hawkins National Laboratory, a facility for children with special abilities.  Dr. Martin Brenner is heard addressing a group of children as the camera zooms in on a door with the number 11, asking “Eleven, are you listening?” before the camera cuts to Eleven gasping & opening her eyes. Netflix previously released a Season 4 teaser in February 2020≥

Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date for Season 4, which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show has added Robert Englund and seven others to the Season 4 cast, along with current Stranger Things stars Brown, Matarazzo, Harbour, Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard and Caleb McLaughlin.

New “Stranger Things” Season 4 Teaser Trailer Proves Some Fan Theories Right with Surprise Character Return


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Modest Mouse announce first album in six years titled ‘The Golden Casket’

Modest Mouse have announced that they will release its first album in six years, The Golden Casket, on June 25th.

Modest Mouse have also released the first single from the album, “We Are Between”.  You can take a listen to “We are Between” at the link – here.

The highly anticipated seventh studio album serves as the follow-up to 2015’s Strangers to Ourselves, which shot to No. 1 on both of Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts. 

The Golden Casket can be pre-saved/pre-ordered: here.

Modest Mouse Return With ‘We Are Between’ And Announce Album


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Health x Nine Inch Nails Release “Isn’t Everyone”

Nine Inch Nails has teamed up with Health for their noise new single “Isn’t Everyone”.  The track was produced by Health and Nine Inch Nails, and mixed by Atticus Ross.

“Isn’t Everyone” follows the release of Health’s fifth album, Disco 4: Part 1 in 2020, a collection of the collaborations by the L.A.-based band since 2017—featuring 100 gecs, JPEGMAFIA, Soccer Mommy, Full of Hell, Ghostemane—and the band’s 2019 album, Vol. 4: Slaves of Fear and score for Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto Online: Arena War Official Soundtrack.

Take a listen to “Isn’t Everyone” at the link – here.

Nine Inch Nails and Health Team Up for New Song ‘Isn’t Everyone’


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Brandy Clark announces “Who You Thought I Was” headlining tour

Brandy Clark has announced rescheduled dates for her headlining “Who You Thought I Was” Tour, named for a song on Clark’s Grammy-nominated album Your Life Is a Record.

Originally set to kick off in March 2021, the 16-date trek will kick-off on October 25th in Portland, Oregon, wrapping up with a show in Clarks hometown of Nashville on November 21st at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley. 

Tickets are on sale now; for the full schedule of tour dates and ticket info, go to Clark’s website.

Brandy Clark Announces Rescheduled Who You Thought I Was Tour Dates


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Jake Owen hits No. 1 on Country Radio with “Made For You”

Jake Owen’s latest single, “Made For You,” has reached the No.1 spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts, which makes this his ninth chart-topping single.  Owen took to Instagram to share his gratitude, posting a video clip and writing: “The band, the crew, the fans,… this takes us all. That’s why it’s Made For You.”

“Made For You” is the fourth single from Owen’s latest album, Greetings From…Jake. The project also features the hits “Homemade” and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and “Down to the Honkytonk.”

You can check out the music video (here) for “Made for You’ which features his now- fiancé, Erica Hartlein, their daughter Paris Hartley, and Jake’s daughter from a previous relationship, Olive Pearl. 

Jake Owen’s “Made For You” Just Made It to Number-1


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HBO gives first look at ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’

HBO is giving viewers a glimpse of the new Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, sharing first-look photos for the series One of the pictures shows Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith in character as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Prince Daemon Targaryen. Another image features Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, aka the Sea Snake. The third photo shows Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans in costume as Alicent Hightower and Otto Hightower.

House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, which recounts the history of House Targaryen. The series is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. HBO is also developing three more Game of Thrones spinoffs, 9 Voyages, aka Sea Snake, 10,000 Ships and Flea Bottom.

Matt Smith Transforms Into A Targaryen With Platinum Blonde Hair In First ‘House Of The Dragon’ Pics


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ABC’s ‘Big Sky’ renewed for Season 2

ABC confirmed on Twitter that it has renewed the crime drama Big Sky for a second season. “There are more mysteries to solve out there under the #BigSky with Season 2!” the post reads. Big Sky premiered in November and is in the midst of its first season. ABC said the show was the fall’s number one new series in total viewers and among adults 18-49.

Big Sky is based on The Highway series of books by C.J. Box. The series, created by David E. Kelley, stars Kylie Bunbury and Ryan Phillippe as Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt, two private detectives who co-own their own agency. Katheryn Winnick co-stars as Jenny Hoyt, a former cop and Cody’s estranged wife. The show also features Valerie Mahaffey and Dedee Pfeiffer.

Executive producer Elwood Reid (The Chi, The Bridge) will replace Kelley as showrunner in Season 2. Kelley will remain as executive producer and will still be involved creatively.

‘Big Sky’ Renewed for Second Season on ABC With New Showrunner


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Eddie Vedder to headline “Hot Stove Cool Music” music festival

Eddie Vedder will be among the performers and baseball players at the Hot Stove Cool Music virtual music festival. The festival benefits the Foundation To Be Named Later, which raises money for the FTBNL/Peter Gammons College Scholarships and their nonprofit partners. The foundation was founded in 2005 by former Cubs president Theo Epstein and his brother Paul. The festival kicks-off Tuesday, May 18 at 6 p.m.

Vedder is performing at the Hot Stove Cool Music for the fourth time.  He joins a lineup including Yo-Yo Ma, Julianna Hatfield, Bill Janovitz, Wyc Grousbeck and his band French Lick, Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Will Dailey, Bronson Arroyo, and Bernie Williams.

Tickets are on sale now at and start at a $10 donation.

Eddie Vedder to Perform at ‘Hot Stove Cool Music’ Virtual Concert


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