Adrian Quesada & His Black Pumas to Perform at Milwaukee’s Summerfest

Adrian Quesada has some big summer plans…

The Grammy Award-winning producer and guitarist and his Black Pumas will be performing at one of summer’s staple events, Milwaukee’s Summerfest.

Adrian Quesada, Black Pumas

The festival is back this year with a packed lineup after taking 2020 off due to the global coronavirus pandemic. After canceling for the first time in its 53-year history, organizers announced the star-studded roster of acts slated to perform over three weekends: September 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18.

 

In addition to Quesada’s Black Pumas taking the stage, the nation’s biggest music festival will feature headline sets in the 23,000-capacity American Family Insurance Amphitheater from Miley CyrusLuke BryanChance the Rapper, the Jonas BrothersChris Stapleton, and Dave Matthews Band, as well as performances from Sheryl Crow, the Zac Brown Band, Gabby Barrett and 24kGoldn.

Others on tap to play are 311, Run the Jewels, Brett Eldredge, G-Eazy, Wilco, Diplo, Charlie Wilson, Pixies, ZZ Top, Rise Against, Fitz and the Tantrums, Dirty Heads, Jake Owen, Bleachers, Flo Rida, Lindsey Stirling, Goo Goo Dolls, T-Pain, Ludacris, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Struts, Nelly, Cam, Blanco Brown, Sugarhill Gang, Psychedelic Furs, Maddie & Tae, Liz Phair, Claud and many more.

“We could not be more excited to unveil the lineup for Summerfest,” Milwaukee World Festival Inc. President/CEO Don Smiley said in a statement. “From first-timers, including Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, and Run the Jewels, to Fest favorites including Dave Matthews Band, T-Pain, Styx and Chris Stapleton, our lineup continues to be one of the most diverse and unique in the industry.”

Summerfest has traditionally run from late June to early July over an 11-day stretch, 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.

J Balvin to Receive Collaborator of the Year Prize at Variety’s Hitmakers Awards Program

J Balvin is a real Hitmaker

The 35-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter, who won a Latin Grammy earlier this week, will be honored at Variety’s Hitmakers awards program on Thursday, December 3rd at 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET.

J Balvin

The program will highlight the award recipients featured in Variety’s annual Hitmakers issue on December 2nd. The program will simulcast on Variety’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

J Balvin will be honored with the Collaborator of the Year prize.

Harry Styles will be receiving Hitmaker of the Year. Benee, Jenna Andrews and Josh Fountain will receive the Isolation Salvation Song of the Year prize, Charli XCX and A. G. Cook for Innovator of the Year, Roddy Ricch for Breakthrough Artist of the YearBlackpink for Group of the Year, Lewis Capaldi for Songwriter of the YearInterscope Geffen A&M for Label of the YearMaren Morris for Crossover Artist of the Year, Mustard for Producer of the Year, Ron Perry for Executive of the Year and Wassim “Sal” Slaiby for Manager of the Year.

Presenters include 100 gecsJustin BieberSheryl CrowNiall Horan, Zane Lowe, Lil Nas XTyga, and Ty Dolla $ign.

Sheila E to Take Part in Ringo Starr’s 80th Virtual Charity Concert, “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show”

Sheila E is celebrating a music legend…

Ringo Starr is throwing a virtual charity concert to celebrate his 80thbirthday on Tuesday, July 7, with the 62-year-old half-Mexican American percussionist, singer, author and actress set to take part.

Sheila E

Ringo’s Big Birthday Show” will hit YouTube at 8:00 pm EST that night. 

The show will include a mix of at-home performances and unearthed concert footage from Paul McCartneySheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E, Ben Harper, and others. 

“I love birthdays,” says Starr.  “This year is going to be a little different. There’s no big get-together, there’s no brunch for 100. But we’re putting this show together – an hour of music and chat. It’s quite a big birthday.”

The show will also include the debut of a new, guest-laden version of Starr’s 2017 song “Give More Love,” with Jackson Browne,Jeff BridgesElvis CostelloWillie Nelson and others. 

Starr will also debut a series of tribute performances on his YouTube channel, from artists including Steve EarlePeter Frampton and Judy Collins

In addition, Starr is asking fans to “say, think, or post #peaceandlove at noon their local time on July 7th.”

The YouTube broadcast will benefit four charities: Black Lives Matter Global NetworkThe David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares and WaterAid.

Sheila E’s last album, Iconic: Message 4 America, was released in August 2017. She released the single “No Line,” featuring Snoop Dog, last year.

Rubén Blades to Take Part in the Hollywood Bowl’s 2020 ‘Jazz Plus’ Concert Series

Rubén Blades is jazz’edfor a special performance…

The 71-year-old Panamanian singer/songwriter will grace the stage during the Hollywood Bowl’s 2020 Jazz Plus concert series.

Ruben Blades

Blades, a nine-time Grammy winner, will perform with Chick Corea and the Spanish Heart Band and Cuba’s Los Van Van on Wednesday, July 29.

The concert is part of the LA Phil’s Pan-American Music Initiative.

Other acts set to take part in the concert series include Debbie HarryCharlie WilsonHiatus Kaiyote and Sheryl Crow.

The lineup is curated by the LA Phil’s creative chair for jazz Herbie Hancock—who will also headline one of the shows—the series will begin on July 29 and run through September 23.

Here’s the schedule:

July 29 — Chick Corea and the Spanish Heart Band featuring Rubén Blades; Los Van Van. This concert is part of the LA Phil’s Pan-American Music Initiative.
Aug. 5 — Miss Peggy Lee at 100. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will be saluted by the legendary Count Basie Orchestra and special guest Debbie Harry.
Aug. 12 — Charlie Wilson
Aug. 19 — John Fogerty; Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Fogerty’s 50-Year Trip Show will include Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 Woodstock set list as well as other fan favorites.
Aug. 26 — Dave Brubeck and Charlie Parker centennial celebrations. The Brubeck tribute will feature the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, David Benoit, Joey DeFrancecso, Bobby Millitello and Lizz Wright. Parker’s will be helmed by John Beasley + Magnus Lindgren featuring MONK’estra with Strings and special guests Tia Fuller, Donald Harrison, Charles McPherson and Chris Potter.
Sept. 9 — Hiatus Kaiyote; additional guest to be announced
Sept. 16 — Sheryl Crow; Lake Street Dive
Sept. 23 — Herbie Hancock; Jamie Cullum

Jessie Reyez to Perform at This Year’s Bonnaroo Festival

Jessie Reyez is headed to The Farm.

The 26-year-old Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter will perform at the 17th annual Bonnaroo Festival, taking place June 7-10 in Manchester, Tennessee, Superfly and A.C. Entertainment announced today.

Jessie Reyez

Reyez, who appears on Calvin Harris’ single “Hard to Love,” joins a roster of more than 150 artists who will perform during the festival on “The Farm” at Great Stage Park, the 700-acre event space located 60 miles southeast of Nashville.

EminemThe Killers and Muse will be the festival’s headliners. Other performers include Future, Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver “performing two unique sets,” Khalid, Kaskade, Paramore, Alt-J, Dua Lipa, Sheryl Crow, Anderson.Paak, Sylvan Esso, Nile Rogers & Chic, Playboi Carti, Broken Social Scene, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thundercat, Mavis Staples, Amadou & Miriam, T-Pain and many more.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 12 at 10:00 am ET, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com.

Here’s the complete list of artists:

BONNAROO 2018 LINEUP:

Eminem
The Killers
Muse
Future
Bassnectar
Sturgill Simpson
Bon Iver (playing 2 unique sets)
Khalid
Kaskade
Paramore
Alt-J
Dua Lipa
Sheryl Crow
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Sylvan Esso
Rebelution
The Revivalists
Virtual Self
Nile Rogers & CHIC
Rufus Du Sol
Chromeo
STS9
Alison Wonderland
Moon Taxi
Carnage
BROCKHAMPTON
Old Crow Medicine Show
Playboi Carti
The Glitch Mob
Rag‘N’Bone Man
Broken Social Scene
Superjam
Grand Ole Opry
First Aid Kit
Jungle
Tash Sultana
T-Pain
Manchester Orchestra
Brothers Osborne
Gryffin
What So Not
Rich Brian
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Billie Ellish
Daniel Caesar
Kali Uchis
Kayzo
Slander
ARIZONA
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Lany
Thundercat
Mavis Staples
Hippie Sabotage
Big Wild
Shiba San
Sir Sly
Denzel Curry
Moses Sumney
Snakehips
Tyler Childers
Mr. Carmack
Valentino Khan
Amadou & Mariam
Midland
Opiou
Japanese Breakfast
Jessie Reyez
K?D
R.LUM.R
Noura Mint Semali
Gogo Penguin
Lissie
Chris Lake
Billy Kenny b2b Mija
Durand Jones & The Indications
Space Jesus
Manic Focus
Boogie T b2b Squnto
Ikebe Shakedown
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Spafford
Said the Sky
Elohim
Melvv
Alex Lahey
Knox Fortune
Lewis Capaldi
Ron Gallo
Pond
Loudpvck
Conway + Westside Gunn
CloZee
Chase Atlantic
Leven Kali
Everything Everything
Frenship
Droeloe
Taska Black
Mikky Echo
The Spencer Lee Band
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage
Blank Range
Bayonne
Bruno Major
Duckwrth
The War and Treaty
Cyn
Arlie
Dreamers
Spencer Ludwig
The Brummies
Jalen N’Gonda
Jaira Burns
OkeyDokey
Zeshan B
The Regrettes
Tobi Lou
Shey Baba
Chastity Brown
Topaz Jones
Kyle Dion
The Texas Gentlemen
Michael Blume
Post Animal
Southern Avenue
Larkin Poe
Colin Elmore & The Danville Train
The Blue Stones
Michigan Rattlers
Matt Maeson
Fletcher
Matt Holubowski
Victory Boyd
Saro
FLOR
Oliver Hazard
Jade Bird
John Splithoff
Colin MacLeod
*repeat repeat
Low Cut Connie
Davie
Biyo
Walden
Hundred Hand

Ferrera Among Celebrities Appearing in A Capella Video in Support of Hillary Clinton

America Ferrera is fighting for Hillary Clinton

The 32-year-old Honduran American actress appears in a special Elizabeth Banks-produced a cappella music video in support of the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States.

America Ferrera

In a nod to the Pitch Perfect films she produces, Banks, along with Bruce Cohen and Mike Thompkins, recruited a long list of Hollywood actors and singers, including the former Ugly Betty star, for an a cappella version of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.”

In addition to Ferrera, other Hollywood elit appearing in the video include Eva Longoria, Kristin Chenoweth, Rob Reiner, Mandy Moore, Alan Cumming, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Idina Menzel, Renee Fleming, Aisha Tyler, Jane Fonda, Sheryl Crow and, at the very end, Sia with a loud and proud, “Go Hillary.”

Blacc to Perform at Milwaukee’s Summerfest This June

Aloe Blacc is heading to The Badger State.

The 36-year-old Panamanian American singer-songwriter is set to perform at this year’s Summerfest, the Guinness Book of World Records-certified largest festival in the world.

Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc will join Kaskade, Bastille, the Flaming Lips, Sheryl Crow, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Santigold, Jane’s Addiction, DJ Paris Hilton, Kings of Leon, Florida Georgia Line, Kendrick Lamar, and more from June 24-28 and June 30-July 5 at Milwaukee’s Henry W. Maier Festival Park.

“Absolutely fantastic,” says Don Smiley, president & CEO of Summerfest, in regard to the 2015 line-up in a statement. “It’s the best line-up of bands in the U.S. and possibly the world. A true, quality choice of music for everyone.”

This year’s Summerfest anticipates its usual approximately 900,000 attendees to see a total of 800 acts and 1,000 performances (totaling last year to 1,353 hours, or about 57 days) spread across 11 days and 11 stages.

Tickets are now available for purchase on Summerfest’s official website, where you can also find a comprehensive list of this year’s lineup. General admission tickets are $19 while weekday tickets are $12; three-day passes sell for $45.