Tegan and Sara play the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Friday night at Summerfest.
When it comes to the Big Gig, it's understandably the acts like Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Luke Bryan that get the most attention.
But when it comes to bang-for-your-buck, it's the live offerings beyond the Marcus Amphitheater that are the guts of the 11-day festival. For just $18 (or $11 if you're an early bird), one can have their way with a slew of acts that normally would charge that admission fee (and then some) when playing in a club or theater. The beer might not be cheap, but you can't beat that price for a Friday night with Tegan and Sara, Atmosphere, Bleachers or ZZ Ward.
With that frugality in ...