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Milwaukee Photos and Recap

  • July 17, 2017
    Milwaukee Photos and Recap

    Summerfest 2017

    Milwaukee, WI

    July 5-6, 2017

     

    Milwaukee’s legendary Summerfest is known the world over as “The Big Gig,” and the long-time festival on the shores of Lake Michigan definitely lived up to its reputation. Nearly 50,000 fans packed American Family Insurance Amphitheater over two nights for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 14th and 15th Summerfest appearances, more than any other amphitheater headliner in festival history.

     

    Chris Stapleton returned to the 40th Anniversary tour to open both shows at Summerfest, playing two great sets and proving once again to be a great pairing with Tom and the band. And the rising country music star, his band and crew hung around to catch up with the Heartbreakers before their set and watch the show sidestage, seemingly enjoying the moment as much as anyone in the building.

     

    Rockin’ Around With You

    Mary Jane’s Last Dance

    You Don’t Know How It Feels

    Forgotten Man

    Into the Great Wide Open (July 5)

    You Got Lucky (July 6)

    I Won’t Back Down

    Free Fallin’

    Walls

    Don’t Come Around Here No More

    It’s Good To Be King

    Crawling Back to You

    Wildflowers

    Learning to Fly

    Yer So Bad

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin’ Down A Dream

     

    You Wreck Me

    American Girl

     

     

     

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on July 17, 2017

Summerfest 2017

Milwaukee, WI

July 5-6, 2017

 

Milwaukee’s legendary Summerfest is known the world over as “The Big Gig,” and the long-time festival on the shores of Lake Michigan definitely lived up to its reputation. Nearly 50,000 fans packed American Family Insurance Amphitheater over two nights for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 14th and 15th Summerfest appearances, more than any other amphitheater headliner in festival history.

 

Chris Stapleton returned to the 40th Anniversary tour to open both shows at Summerfest, playing two great sets and proving once again to be a great pairing with Tom and the band. And the rising country music star, his band and crew hung around to catch up with the Heartbreakers before their set and watch the show sidestage, seemingly enjoying the moment as much as anyone in the building.

 

Rockin’ Around With You

Mary Jane’s Last Dance

You Don’t Know How It Feels

Forgotten Man

Into the Great Wide Open (July 5)

You Got Lucky (July 6)

I Won’t Back Down

Free Fallin’

Walls

Don’t Come Around Here No More

It’s Good To Be King

Crawling Back to You

Wildflowers

Learning to Fly

Yer So Bad

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin’ Down A Dream

 

You Wreck Me

American Girl

 

 

 

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Moosmom's picture

I was so fortunate to have been able to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Summerfest on July 5th. It was a dynamite concert. Don't know how the guys did it, it was so freaking hot in the amphitheater! Usually, it's cooler near the lake, but not that night. They played all of my favorites and some I hadn't heard before. Tom had the audience on its feet for the whole concert. So glad I spent the money and went to see him play. My new motto is "buy the damn tickets! Go to the show." I am so saddened by his passing. Thankfully his spirit and music will live on. Thanks, Tom, for the excellent concert, all the music, and all the memories. You will be missed. I imagine you, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Gregg Allman, and others are having quite the jam session. Rest in peace and music.
willicl66's picture

Hey Tom did you get my silk flowers and card??? Please let me know. I was at the 7/5 show. Congrats to you and the band! Sincerely Carol Lynn Williams w_carollynn@yahoo.com