Summerfest relaxes water rules, delivers Iron Maiden and BoDeans on July 4th
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MILWAUKEE - The oppressive heat expected on the Fourth of July has brought Summerfest to extend its allowance of water bottles on the grounds for the world's biggest gig.
Summerfest is letting people continue to bring in unopened bottles of water and camelbacks inside the grounds.
The festival has also brought in air-conditioned Milwaukee County Transit buses and extra mist machines to help people stay cool.
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When it comes to the entertainment, the most American of holidays brings British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden to rock the Marcus Amphitheater.
Special guest Alice Cooper opens the show at 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee's own BoDeans play their annual headlining gig at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino stage at 10:00 p.m.
Alt-rock veterans 311 headline the Harley-Davidson Roadhouse at 10:00 p.m.
Bob Marley's son Ziggy Marley, a reggae superstar in his own right, tops the Miller Lite Oasis at 10:00 p.m.
At that same time, Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable headline the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage.
David Gray tops a twin bill at the BMO Harris Pavilion at 9:45 p.m., with Katie Herzig opening at 8:00 p.m.
Jazz-funk jam band Galactic rock the Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard at 9:30 p.m.
Fountains of Wayne headline the Summerfest Rock Stage at 10:00 p.m., but get there early to check out tonight's sleeper pick.
Locksley was formed in Madison. It has spent the last eight years touring the country, perfecting a sound its members describe as "doo-woo punk."
Check them out at the Summerfest Rock Stage at 8:00 p.m.
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