Name That Flyover City! — June 30, 2022

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. This midwestern city’s annual cultural event, Summerfest, first took place in 1968. What city is it?
  2. This southern city is the hometown of Michael C. Hall, star of “Dexter” and “Six Feet Under.” What city is it?
  3. In what city will you find the Bunker Club, a cocktail lounge with a Cold War era theme, including black and white TVs and “retro futuristic” décor?

And here are the answers:

  1. Milwaukee, WI. Attracting nearly 800,000 people each year and billing itself “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” Milwaukee’s Summerfest offers shows on a multitude of downtown stages near the lakefront. The event came back strong in 2021 after cancelling the previous year due to the pandemic. This year’s Fest offers huge stars from the country, hip-hop, heavy metal and classic rock genres, and concerts run from late June to early July. In addition to the music, there are pavilions for beer, barbecue, and sports activities.
  2. Raleigh, NC. Born in 1971 in Raleigh, NC, Michael C. Hall attended Ravenscroft High School in Raleigh and graduated college in Indiana before heading to New York City to attend NYU’s Tisch School for the Performing Arts. He began as a stage actor and got a huge break on Broadway in a 1998 revival of “Cabaret.” This led to him being cast as David Fisher in HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” which ran from 2001-2005. “Dexter” came soon after, and Hall won numerous awards during the run of the Showtime series, which launched a revival last year, called “Dexter: New Blood.” He also had a small but significant role in Netflix’ “The Crown” in 2017, playing President John F. Kennedy.
  3. Oklahoma City, OK. Described on its Facebook page as “an Atomic Age dive bar on OKC’s historic Tower Theater Block,” the Bunker Club fills a nightlife niche that bar-goers may not have even known existed. Owners Hailey and Ian Mcdermid have taken their love for design and American history with “an ode to the preparedness, an ode to the propaganda, an ode to the art, the fear of what’s to come, the hope of a future, and what that inspired in the daily lives of people.” Drink concoctions include “Dr. Strangelove,” “Sputnik,” and “Blacklist,” and varieties of “Coney Dogs” and Frito Chili Pie are available to eat while enjoying the experience.