Music, Art & Entertainment in Somerset

Girl Talk - August 2012
Girl Talk – August 2012 | Photo by Matthew M.

The 2nd Annual Summer Set Music Festival will be held at Somerset Amphitheater this August 9-11. It will be the first time that Crescent Vale is providing coverage on the event, and we wanted to give our viewers a rundown on all the action set to hit next weekend in Northwest Wisconsin. This article goes over some of the hottest talent, provides audio tracks to sample work and ways to enjoy the weekend.

Big Gigantic - 09/2010
Big Gigantic – September 2010 | Photo by Molly Y.
Big Gigantic | Friday 10:30-12:00 Main Stage

Big Gigantic will be headlining the festival this year with a mix other electronic, hip-hop, rock, and acoustic music to round out the bill. This will be the fourth performance I will have reviewed on Big Gigantic. The photo in this article was taken by Molly Young in 2010 during the Tall Tree Lake Music Festival in Southern Illinois.


The band recently released their fall tour schedule following their SSMF performance. Tour dates include:
· New York, NY || August 30 || Electric Zoo
· Chicago, IL || August 31 || North Coast Music Festival
· Reno, NV || September 3 || Grand Sierra Theatre
· Eureka, CA || September 4 || Eureka Theatre
· Chico, CA || September 5 || Senator Theatre
· Oakland, CA || September 6 || Fox Theatre
· New Braunfels, TX || September 7 || Mad Decent – Whitewater Music
· Portland, OR || September 8 || Crystal Ballroom

Their fall tour continues with stops all across the country. For more information check out the Web Link.

Girl Talk’s Summer Tour

Gregg Gills, also known as Girl Talk is an electronic artist that often gets mixed up as a group of people. He does have support for his shows that layer the audience with confetti, water guns, toilet paper, as well as many other festive layers. This summer has been another big run for Gills with stops all across the country. He has recently been remixing in new material such as a Marilyn Manson vs. Kanye West, and Daft Punk mashed together with music by Michael Jackson.

STS9 - July 2013 | Photo by Matthew M.
STS9 – July 2013 | Photo by Matthew M.
Sound Tribe Sector Nine | Sunday 8:30-10:00 Main Stage

STS9 has been on a non-stop thrill ride this summer with some of their biggest and most advantageous sets of music being dropped on a weekly basis. Their Summer Camp Music Festival this year was off the charts with guest spots.

The band’s origins started in Atlanta, and Santa Cruz, California. Since their birth they have created their own label with 1320 Records. Hunter Brown (guitar/midi keyboard), Jeffree Lerner (percussionist), David Murphy (bass/midi keyboard), David Phipps (keyboards), Zach Velmer (drums). Continue reading for our second section of the Summer Set Music Festival Entertain Guide with the Web Link.

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Summer Set Schedule
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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.