Looking for something fun to do this summer? If you have never been to Summerfest this should be the summer you start! Plus, the UC will have tickets at Summer on the Mall on June 22 so mark your calendars!
Summerfest is one of the largest music festivals in the world. It is located right on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI. The fest is 11 days, has 11 stages, over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances and nearly 900,000 people attend. Along with the live music, Summerfest has delicious food! There are more than 45 different food and beverage vendors who provide a wide array of flavors.
Summerfest starts on June 24 and the party doesn’t end until July 10! The only tickets you need to buy in advance are for the headliners, listed below, at the Marcus Amphitheater.
Headliners at the Marcus Amphitheater
- Paul McCartney
- Selena Gomez with special guest DNCE
- Chris Stapleton & Alabama Shakes
- Blake Shelton
- Tim McGraw with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Ryan Kinder
- Luke Bryan with special guest Frankie Ballard
- Weezer & Panic at the Disco with special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
- Def Leppard with special guest REO Speedwagon and Telsa
- Sting & Peter Gabriel
For the rest of the acts you pay a $20 entry fee and can walk around to any stage you like. The lineup for 2016 includes many different genres so you are sure to find someone you like! Below I have listed just a few of the many acts that are in the 2016 lineup.
- Pop/ R&B: Jason Derulo, Jack & Jack, Timeflies, Gavin DeGraw, Nelly, Rachel Platten, The Fray
- Country: Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee, Michael Ray, Phil Vassar, Cam
- Alternative /Electro/ Punk Rock: Passion Pit, Milky Chance, Rise Against, Death Cab for Cutie, Violent Femmes, Young the Giant, Ben Folds, Barenaked Ladies, Garbage
- Indie/ Indie Pop: Fitz and the Tantrums, Ray Lamontagne, The Decemberists, The Wombats, OAR
- Rock: Umphrey’s McGee, Styx, Billy Idol, Hollywood Vampires, Neil Finn, Skillet
- Soul/ Jazz/ Blues: The Roots, Andra Day, Elle King, St. Paul & The Broken Bones
- DJ’s: Martin Garrix and Mike D
- Reggae: Michael Franti &Spearhead, The Wailers, Stephen “Ragga” Marley
For more information about dates and times of shows you can check out http://summerfest.com/!