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Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Melissa Etheridge, Michael McDonald & More to Headline Milwaukee's Summerfest

By Andrea Dresdale

Milwaukee World Festival Inc.

There are music festivals, and then there’s Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Calling itself the World’s Largest Music Festival, it boasts over 800 acts on 11 stages over 11 days, with a lineup that seems to include pretty much everybody.

The Wisconsin event , which runs from June 25 through the 29, and then from July 1 through 6, boasts 75 headliners, including Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Michael McDonald, The Fray, A Great Big World, Melissa Etheridge, Bonnie Raitt, REO Speedwagon, Kool and the Gang, Los Lonely Boys, and many, many more.

Tickets for most Summerfest shows only cost 16 bucks for general admission, $42 for three days, and $70 for all 11 days — far less than comparable music festivals. However, the series of headlining concerts at Milwaukee’s Marcus Amphitheater cost more to attend. Visit Summerfest.com for more information.

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From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Melissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin & More to Perform at the White House

By Andrea Dresdale

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSMelissa Etheridge, Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin are among the vocal powerhouses who’ve been selected to perform before President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as part of the “In Performance at the White House” concert series.

The upcoming event is called Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House, and it’ll be streamed live on the White House website Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, and broadcast April 7 on PBS.

Melissa, Patti and the Queen of Soul will be joined by Tessanne Chin, who won season five of The Voice, as well as rising pop star Ariana Grande, and R&B stars Jill Scott and Janelle Monae at the event. Top session keyboard player Greg Phillinganes, who’s worked with everyone from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney, will serve as music director.

Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be the twelfth “In Performance at the White House” program that’s taken place during President Barack Obama’s administration. Since 2009, these programs have saluted everyone from Stevie Wonder to Paul McCartney to Carole King, and have also paid tribute to Broadway musicals, Memphis soul, the blues and …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC