Summerfest 07-09-17
Photos by John Ehlke
Fans cheer for Failure to Launch at the Uline Warehouse stage Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Scott Doering of West Allis stands outside the south gate of Summerfest Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. Doering was one of the construction workers that helped place the dirt for the grounds in the 1960s. Shelia Collins of Milwaukee, right, holds an umbrella over her head while her mother, Hattie Allen of Milwaukee, dances next to her Wednesday afternoon during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee. The Dave Fitzpatrick Band performs Wednesday afternoon during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee. Jackie May of Milwaukee smiles as she recognizes a friend while dancing Wednesday afternoon during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee. Keith Evanson of Beach Park, Ill. dances with his 5-year-old granddaughter, Raelyn,Wednesday afternoon  during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee. Patrons look over the 50 year anniversary history tent Wednesday afternoon during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee The tent highlighted how Summerfest began along with the different amounts of performers that have headlined. Sarah Penn of Muskego, right, smiles as she looks over some of the musicians that performed in the 2000s with her friend, Kathryn Wirch of Muskego, Wednesday afternoon during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee. Penn attended her first Summerfest in 2010 while Wirch, 21, said her parents brought her when she was 2-months-old. Janis Hancock of Greendale looks over a collage of photos compiled for a 50 year anniversary banner for Summerfest as she walks the historical tent during the first day of the music festival on Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. Hancock has been attending the music festival since 1969. Marlanne Gilpatrick of Waukesha smiles as she has her photo taken in front of an 50 year anniversary statue in the historic tent for Summerfest Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. Gilpatrick look over the tent with her daughter, Holly Soto, reminiscing about the Summerfests of past. Nora Collins of Jefferson performs during the first day of Summerfest Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. Sierra High of Brookfield holds a mannequin head, that she and her fiends named Janet, as she waits for Flume to perform Wednesday afternoon during the first day of Summerfest at Milwaukee. Maci Oleszczuk of Brookfield uses her coat to cover from the rain during the first day of Summerfest Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. <br/><br/> Zach Zierke of Madison holds the hand of his wife, Marcia, as the two walk in the rain Wednesday afternoon during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee. Sarah Noonan, 18, of Hartland, left, and Audrey Dalum, 17, of Delafield jump in puddles Wednesday afternoon as they watch Pictureyes perform during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee. Mike Parson of Pictureyes from Indianapolis, Ind. performs Wednesday afternoon during the first day of Summerfest in Milwaukee. Crowds walk the main stretch of Summerfest Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. Crowds walk the main stretch of Summerfest Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. Kate Brusco of Drexel Hill, Pa. plays a bongo with her 5year-old son, Buddy, Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Pat McCurdy puts his hands out ot get a reaction from the crowd as he performs Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Cathleen Lemmermann of Milwaukee smiles as she listens to Pat McCurdy perform Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Musical Storytellers Brenda Byrd, left, and Mia Organ both of Milwaukee greet guests as they walk the main stretch of Summerfest Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee. A Summerfest credential stuck to the pants of Failure to Launch singer Jeff Allen seen on Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee. West Bend natives Kyle Dougherty, center, and Eric Fatke, right, stand backstage with other members of Failure to Launch before taking the Uline Warehouse stage Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee. West Bend native Kyle Doughery, left, puts his beer in the center as he and other members of Failure to Launch do a cheers before taking the Uline Warehouse stage Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee. The crowd of the Uline Warehouse stage is reflected in the sunglasses of West Bend native Kyle Doughery as he performs with Failure to Launch Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee. West Bend native Eric Fatke performs with his band, Failure to Launch, on the Uline Warehouse stage  Wednesday afternoon at Summerfest in Milwaukee.
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