VIP BMO Effect Experience
This was Summerfest's 50th anniversary. For those of you who aren't familiar, Summerfest is the world's largest music festival located right here in Milwaukee, WI taking place on the beautiful lakefront of Lake Michigan. I was lucky enough to join BMO Harris Bank at their stage and experience a magical night with The Shins through their VIP BMO Effect Experience.
James Mercer and The Shins ended their 10-year Milwaukee drought by headlining the BMO Harris Bank Pavillion at the 11-day music festival. They hit the stage to the theme song from Laverne & Shirley (70's sitcom based in Milwaukee). Mercer commented several times "how beautiful the crowd was" and how he "didn't expect to see so many people in the attendance"
They lead off with "Caring is Creepy" and kept going with hits from albums "Chutes Too Narrow" and "Wincing the Night Away." I sincerely hope it's not another 10 years before The Shins return to Milwaukee.
Being a BMO Harris VIP guest, I was able to enjoy a delicious meal before the show and spend a fantastic day worry-free at Summerfest. I've lived in Milwaukee for over a decade now and Summerfest is easily one of my favorite summertime events here in the city. I had such a great night front row at the show thanks to BMO Harris Bank. Can't wait to see who will be headlining their stage next Summerfest season!