Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Press Release

Summerfest 2019 Headliner Lineup Revealed

Over 100 Headlining Artists Announced

By - Apr 9th, 2019 06:00 am

MILWAUKEE, WI (April 9, 2019) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce the 2019 headliner lineup. The 52nd edition of the festival, Summerfest 2019 will remain true its roots, offering something for every music fan from pop to hip-hop, country to EDM, and alternative to classic rock.

“For 11 days on 12 stages, Summerfest delivers on its reputation as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” offering a diverse lineup of artists to our fans on Milwaukee’s lakefront,” said Don Smiley, President and CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. “The completion of the first phase of the new American Family Insurance Amphitheater will make its debut this year during Summerfest, and, immediately after the festival, work will begin on the second phase of the construction project. The grand opening of the amphitheater will take place in June 2020, at which time $148 million will have been invested in Henry Maier Festival Park in the last 15 years. We are committed to remaining a top destination for music fans worldwide, as well as a driver of $186 million dollars of economic impact for the region,” he added.

Construction during the first phase of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater features improvements to the infrastructure and back-of-house areas, including the raising of a portion of the current roof from 36’ to 65’ feet, which was completed in early February, to accommodate the largest touring productions, in addition to the following:  a removable stage and flat floor seating in front of the stage, 19 state-of-the-art dressing rooms, new production spaces, dining/catering facilities, nine loading docks, and six new high-definition LED walls throughout the venue.

Previously announced American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners include:  Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson, June 26 • The Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Dawes, and Trapper Schoepp, June 27 • Jason Aldean with Kane Brown and Carly Pearce, June 28 • Bon Iver with Lord Huron and Julien Baker, June 29 • Zac Brown Band with Drake White, June 30 • Lionel Richie with Michael McDonald, July 2 • Jennifer Lopez, July 3 • The Killers with Death Cab for Cutie, July 5 • Billie Eilish, July 6 • Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and ScHoolboy Q, July 7.

Summerfest 2019 headliners on the festival stages include:

Brandie Carlile
Cole Swindell
The Head and the Heart
The Lonely Island
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
The National
Steve Aoki
Jason Mraz
Brothers Osborne
Young the Giant
Third Eye Blind
Jimmy Eat World
X Ambassadors
3 Doors Down
Big Gigantic
Sublime with Rome
Courtney Barnett
Quinn XCII
First Aid Kit
Vic Mensa
Taking Back Sunday
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Dashboard Confessional
Judah & the Lion
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Chaka Khan
Chris Janson
Elle King
Chase Rice
August Burns Red
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Chelsea Cutler
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
La Sonora Ponceña
The Roots
Neon Trees
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Lake Street Dive
Los Lonely Boys
Jimmie Allen
Lindsay Ell
Collective Soul
Two Friends
Chris Lane
Jordan Davis
Riley Green
Dylan Scott
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Dark Star Orchestra
Brother Ali
Donna Missal
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Lauren Alaina
Guided By Voices
Jesus Jones
38 Special
Nora Collins
Mitchell Tenpenny
10,000 Maniacs
Andrew W.K.
Cory Wong
Common Kings
Reverend Horton Heat
The Spinners
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Royal Tusk
Silent Planet
Brandy Clark
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Allman Betts Band
The Suffers
The Association
Hawthorne Heights
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
flora cash
Carousel Kings
Nikki Jean
Otis Taylor and the Psychedelic Banjo Posse
Trea Landon
DJ Keezy
DJ Abilities
Matt Hoyles
Sweet Crude
Leonid & Friends
The Lioness
deM atlaS
Tenille Arts
Trap Manny
The Beths
Black Pumas
Adia Victoria

Dates, times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ticket prices for Summerfest are as follows:

  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The U.S. Cellular 11-Day Power Pass is available for $110 (only $10/day) includes admission for all 11 days
  • The U.S. Cellular 3-Day Pass is available for $57 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival
  • General admission tickets are only $23
  • $15 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 p.m.).

To purchase tickets, see the full Summerfest lineup and festival information, visit

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 800,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Summerfest 2019 takes place June 26-June 30 and July 2-7, 2019, closed on July 1.  For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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