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Get Ready for Summer Music: The Summerfest Lineup has Been Announced

Anyone from Wisconsin knows that Milwaukee has the world’s largest music festival (watch out Lolla & Coachella). Summerfest is almost here and they have FINALLY released the lineup! Check it out and buy your tickets because it is going to be PACKED! 

To start, the Marcus Amphitheater headliners, most who we already knew about, are fantastic. As usual, Summerfest has lined up an insanely talented group of performers for every age group and genre.

June 25th – Bruno Mars with Aloe Blacc

June 26th – Lady Gaga

June 27th – Brad Paisley with Darius Rucker

June 28th – TBD

June 29th – Outcast with Gary Clark Jr.

July 1st – TBD

July 2nd – Dave Matthews Band

July 3rd – Zac Brown Band

July 4th – Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper

July 5th – Fall Out Boy & Paramore with New Politics

July 6th – TBD

Uhm, WOW! I’ve already got my tickets for Bruno, what about you? Take this poll to see which concert you’d rather attend! Now onto the list of bands who will be taking on the FREE stages – everyone’s favorite. Though they don’t have the exact dates yet, they’ve finally released the bands who will be attending!

New Order

Rise Against

Kip Moore

Ray LaMontagne

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts


Brand New

The Neighborhood

Fitz and the Tantrums


Five Finger Death Punch

The Head and the Heart

Neon Trees

The Airborne Toxic Event

Tegan and Sara


Robert DeLong

Melissa Etheridge 

Bonnie Raitt


Girl Talk

REO Speedwagon

Ben Harper & Charlie Musslewhite

ZZ Ward

Umphrey’s McGee

Cheap Trick

Walk off the Earth

Ziggy Marley


A Great Big World

.38 Special

Jake Miller

Kool and the Gang


Jake Bugg

Yonder Mountain String Band





Los Lonely Boys

Scotty McCreary



Blackberry Smoke

Rusted Root

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

DJ Pauly D


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Michael McDonald

Clay Walker

The Crystal Method

Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx



Best Coast

David Nail

Taj Mahal Trio

The Hold Steady

Delta Rae

Cowboy Mouth

Saints of Valory


Kopecky Family Band

Moon Taxi

St. Lucia

The Wild Feathers

James Hunter Six

San Fermin

Bad Sons


Wild Club

Foy Vance

Vampire Weekend 

There you have it friends. I know I’m going to be there every chance I get. The lineup is fantastic. Comment below on who your favorite presented band is! See you this summer!



Laura (Lo), originally from Milwaukee, WI, is an alumni of Her Campus and the University of Wisconsin - Stout. She majored in Professional Communication & Emerging Media and Strategic Communication. Lo was involved with Her Campus as a High School Journalism & Publicity Ambassador, Chapter Advisor and Campus Correspondent for HC UW-Stout. Laura is currently a Social Media Specialist for Fence Talk Digital and does freelance writing occasionally. Feel free to follow her on Twitter or add her on LinkedIn.
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