Top 10 Concerts of 2018 - #4
Janelle Monáe – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI – July 6th 2018
Show #4 on the list is an artist whose live show is an impressive display of art and music and that is Janelle Monáe. Monáe headlined a set at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, a giant twelve-day music festival with hundreds of artists, back in July in support of her Grammy-nominated album “Dirty Computer”. Monáe is a dynamic live performer and this showed in her performance as she used dancers, multiple costume changes and impressive set designs to highlight songs off her 2018 album.
The late Prince helped Monáe on this album and the influences shined through on songs such as “Make me Feel”, “Take a Byte” and “Screwed”. Her live performance was invigorating, and you could tell Prince had influenced in more aspects than just music. She performed a dance break before “Make me Feel” and “Purple Rain” accompanied the outro of her song “PrimeTime”. Also her outfits fit the feel and design of the show perfectly.
Monáe is an electrifying live performer and could be a Grammy winner when all is said and done next year. If you get the chance, check her out. Her show is hard to describe, you kind of just have to see it to see the spectacle and experience the energy.
Come back soon for show #3 in the Top 10 Concerts of 2018!