Though the festival had already been in existence for two years, 1970 was the year Summerfest landed in the lakefront location it still inhabits today.  One central location allowed more real estate to bring in bigger names in the music industry and all the fans that came along with them.  The decade of 1970 - 1980 hosted artists like B.B. King, The Jackson 5, Bee Gees and James Taylor...and tons in between.  Listen to our Summerfest Playlist 1970 - 1980 and discover how it felt to be a music fan in Summerfest's early years.