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Summerfest Announces Johnson Controls World Sound Stage Headliners and Performance Dates

Ticket prices for Summerfest 2018 are among the most affordable in the world for any major festival.

By - Apr 23rd, 2018 05:00 am

MILWAUKEE (April 23, 2018) – Summerfest officials are excited to announce the highly anticipated lineup of headliners slated for Johnson Controls World Sound Stage with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee during Summerfest 2018.

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

June 27 8:00 pm Little Feather
  10:00 pm Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
June 28 8:00 pm Drivin N Cryin
  10:00 pm Meat Puppets
June 29 8:00 pm MILCK
  10:00 pm Lissie
June 30 8:00 pm Too Many Zooz
  10:00 pm The Soul Rebels
July 1 10:00 pm Black Violin
July 3 8:00 pm Abby Jeanne
  10:00 pm Benjamin Booker
July 4 8:00 pm Chicken Wire Empire
  10:00 pm Yonder Mountain String Band
July 5 10:00 pm DJ Jazzy Jeff
July 6 8:00 pm Becca Mancari
  10:00 pm Hurray or the Riff Raff
July 7 8:00 pm The James Hunter Six
  10:00 pm Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings
July 8 8:00 pm

10:00 pm


Walker Lukens

Anderson East


“The lineup for Johnson Controls World Sound Stage at Summerfest will be exciting for all Summerfest guests,” said Grady Crosby, vice president of Public Affairs, chief diversity officer and Foundation president. “The headliners reflect an amazing diversity of musical styles consistent with the diversity present in our community.”

All performers and show times are subject to change.  Please check for updates.

Check out the great headliners on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee in advance by listening to the playlist on Spotify.

Ticket prices for Summerfest 2018 are among the most affordable in the world for any major festival. General admission tickets are only $21 and $14 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 p.m.). In addition, the following offers are available to purchase in advance:

  • The U.S. Cellular 11-Day Power Pass is available for $100 ($231 value) – includes admission for all 11 days.
  • The U.S. Cellular 3-Day Pass is available for $51 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($63 value).

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 850,000 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 2018 takes place June 27-July 1 and July 3-8, 2018, closed on July 2. For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest

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