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Summerfest Announces Johnson Controls World Sound Stage Headliners and Performance Dates

Please check for updates and to purchase general admission tickets, weekday admission tickets, 3-Day Passes and the 11-Day Power Pass.

By - Apr 26th, 2016 05:00 am

MILWAUKEE, WI (April 26, 2016) – Summerfest officials are excited to announce the highly anticipated lineup of headliners slated for Johnson Controls World Sound Stage with Blue Moon and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee during Summerfest 2016.

The Johnson Controls World Sound Stage with Blue Moon and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee will feature the following headliners:

June 29           10:00 pm         Morris Day and The Time

June 30             8:00 pm         Black Violin

                        10:00 pm         The Record Company

July 1               10:00 pm         Taylor Dayne

July 2                 8:00 pm         Hippo Campus

                         10:00 pm         Peter Bjorn and John

July 3                 8:00 pm         Otis Taylor

                        10:00 pm         Bobby Rush 

July 5                 8:00 pm         Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

                        10:00 pm         Buckwheat Zydeco

July 6               10:00 pm         Sir Mix-A-Lot

July 7                 8:00 pm         Lucky Chops

                        10:00 pm         Preservation Hall Jazz Band

July 8                 8:00 pm         Son Little

                         10:00 pm         St. Paul & The Broken Bones

July 9               10:00 pm         Gabriel Sanchez and the Prince Experience

July 10               8:00 pm         Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

                        10:00 pm         Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Get excited for these great headliners in advance by listening to the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage playlist on Spotify. All performers and show times are subject to change. Please check for updates and to purchase general admission tickets, weekday admission tickets, 3-Day Passes and the 11-Day Power Pass.

Now through April 29 at 11:59 pm CDT, fans can buy a 5-Day Day Pass for $50 when they use the discount code: HA5DAY. Simply add a 5-Day Pass to the shopping cart and apply the discount code at checkout. This represents a $25 savings and $100 in admission value per 5-Day Pass purchased.

Summerfest 2016 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 10 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 4. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.  Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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