The second weekend of Summerfest 2021 ended with perfect Big Gig weather — sunny and hot.

Did the music match the meteorology? Here’s some of the best and worst of what was heard on the grounds on the second Saturday of the world’s largest music festival. 

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ZZ Top 

ZZ Top performs at the UScellular Connection Stage during Summerfest on Sept. 11, 2021. Ebony Cox / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Founding ZZ Top bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill’s death in July might have sidelined the band if it hadn’t been for his insistence that they carry on with longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis on bass. 

Having spent 50 years perfecting that sound, he had nothing to worry about. Francis carried on admirably, the camaraderie between him and singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons undeniable on a balmy Milwaukee Saturday night at the UScellular Connection Stage.