Summerfest kicks its 50th year into high gear

Milwaukee is once again hosting “The World’s Largest Music Festival” as Summerfest is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Summerfest announced over 100 acts that will attract people with the most diverse music likes. Housing 11 stages, this year’s lineup includes classic greats like Peter Frampton, The Moody Blues, Steve Miller Band, Collective Soul and Blues Traveler but also larger recent acts like Shinedown, A Day to Remember, AWOLNATION, Highly Suspect and Chevelle.

Rocking the American Family Insurance Amphitheater this year are greats Red Hot Chili Peppers with special guests Deerhoof and Jack Irons. Tom Petty and Heartbreakers with special guest Chris Stapleton will have the stage for two days, and the incredible Bob Dylan will also grace the stage.

Summerfest has joined forces with Jimmy Kimmel Live! to bring live music to the masses all over the world via online platforms. With this major collaboration, the late night host will have access to performances and will be making them available worldwide fans, totally free of charge.

“Summerfest’s 50th is a major milestone and we’re excited to announce a lineup reflective of what the festival set out to do with its debut in 1968 – bring a diverse community together to celebrate the magic of music,” said Don Smiley, President & CEO of Summerfest. “Featuring a wide variety of artists has been critical to our longevity; music fans of virtually every genre will find the perfect live music experience at Summerfest. We’ve been waiting 50 years for this party and we invite all Summerfest fans to help us celebrate.”

Each year, Summerfest plays host to over 850,000 people from all over the world, featuring not only big music acts but also local and emerging talent, that all together adds up to over 800 acts over the 11-day festival.

To see the full lineup and everything that Summerfest has to offer click HERE.