The Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest was the place to be on Friday June 27, 2014! Milwaukee was pleased to have Joe Crouse, Darius Rucker, and Brad Paisley for an action packed performance! The place was a handful of seats from being sold out. There were people from all over here to see these gentleman. Joe Crouse was a great start to the evening. He was a great guitarist and the people of Milwaukee were loving his music.

Got to take a picture with Darius which was cool. It started to get a lot more lively when Darius came on. He played a wide variety of songs including three Hootie and the Blowfish tunes and more from his True Believer album. At the end he signed his hat and gave it to a fan.

After some pictures with some of his fans at the meet and great Brad took the stage and it was all one heck of a show. He made a lot of innuendo's to Milwaukee's love for alcohol and cheese. He had some awesome visual effects going on! He had a skit on video of him as a Muppet and then at the end of it a guy in the costume came which was a nice touch. Brad played a song on a guitar and gave it to a fan which topped Darius's hat. There was a small stage set up higher in the seats that Brad later went on to perform a couple songs on. Brad also had a Guitar Hero competition with Dee Jay Silver which  showcased his awesome guitar skills including riffs from Michael Jackson to Guns n Roses. His last big stunt of the show was his performance with the Carrie Underwood hologram. Had me fooled as I have heard of it but it slipped my mind as I knew she was in Wisconsin for another show in Caddot which is around the way a bit but possible. All in all it was the best show of the year so far and am eagerly awaiting the next!

Brian Nelson