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Summerfest Announces Megadeth, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, and Badflower on July 4th at American Family Insurance Amphitheater

More Artists Added to Lineup including World of Dance to Jennifer Lopez Show on July 3rd

By - May 23rd, 2019 05:00 am

MILWAUKEE (May 22, 2019) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce that a day of rock will take over the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 4, 2019 beginning at 4:00 p.m. – Megadeth with special guests Papa Roach, Pop Evil, and Badflower. (band information is listed below)

Tickets for the July 4th American Family Insurance Amphitheater concert will go on sale on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CDT at Summerfest.com and Ticketmaster.com and include admission to Summerfest.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and at Ticketmaster Ticket Centers.  Fans may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

Joining Jennifer Lopez on her IT’s MY PARTY show on July 3rd at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater will be World of Dance featuring The Lab, Swing Latino and Briar Nolet.

In addition, the following headliners have been added to the festival stages lineup:  Bleachers, Tori Kelly, T.I., Lifehouse, Liz Phair, The Strumbellas, and JOHNNYSWIM.

The Summerfest schedule now includes the following:

June 26
Dim Mak Takeover, featuring:
Bok Nero
5:45 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
Max Styler
6:30 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
Tisoki
7:30 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
QUIX
8:30 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
June 27
Paul Oakenfold
4:00 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
The Unlikely Candidates
6:30 PM
Uline Warehouse
June 28
tiLLie
8:00 PM
Johnson Controls World Sound Stage
June 29
Walker Hayes
6:30 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
Ra Ra Riot
8:00 PM
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Lifehouse
10:00 PM
U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage
June 30
Hotel California “A Salute to The Eagles”
3:00 PM
Uline Warehouse Stage
FILMORE
6:00 PM
U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage
Tori Kelly
9:45 PM
BMO Harris Pavilion
July 2
Patrick Park
8:00 PM
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
8:00 PM
U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage
Liz Phair
10:00 PM
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
July 4
Renee Blair
6:30 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
Levi Hummon
8:00 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
July 5
Berlin ft. Terri Nunn
4:00 PM
Harley-Davidson™ Roadhouse
Masta Ace
8:00 PM
U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage
T.I.
10:00 PM
U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage
July 6
Tegan Marie
8:00 PM
Uline Warehouse Stage
SHIM
8:00 PM
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Bleachers
9:45 PM
Harley-Davidson™ Roadhouse
July 7
8:00 PM
Uline Warehouse Stage
Moon Taxi
8:00 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
The Strumbellas
10:00 PM
Miller Lite Oasis
JOHNNYSWIM
10:00 PM
Johnson Controls World Stage

For more information and to view the full lineup visit https://summerfest.com

July 4, 2019 American Family Insurance Amphitheater– Band Information

Megadeth:

It was over 30 years ago that Dave Mustaine founded Megadeth, in the process pioneering the sound that would become known the world over as thrash metal.  And from the very beginning, the band proved to be the most lethal and audacious unit on the heavy music scene, pushing thrash to the limits of musical ferocity and instrumental virtuosity on early efforts including their 1985 debut, Killing Is My Business…And Business is Good! In the decades since, Megadeth have taken their place as one of metal’s most influential and respected acts – not to mention among its most successful:  The band has sold 38 million albums, notched six consecutive platinum efforts, and garnered 12 GRAMMY® nominations.  Now, Megadeth have reinvented themselves once again.  The legendary metal outfit, led by Mustaine, released their 15th studio effort Dystopia, which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Top 20 and won a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Metal Performance.”

Papa Roach:

Papa Roach are a rare breed. Time, as ever, is the real test.  Sure, you might have hits early on in your career, but what do you do when the spotlight moves to someone else, when your initial heat cools off?   Many lose their nerve and change their sound to whatever’s cool this week. Rare, however, is the band that holds their mettle, that take the time to grow, that use those moments when fame’s fickle finger is pointing elsewhere to take risks and to try new things. Papa Roach is exactly this band and they are releasing their new album this year, Who Do You Trust?, which marks a paradigm career shift, redefining them and translating their sound to an entirely new audience, without losing the loyal following they’ve built.

Pop Evil:

When North Muskegon, Michigan native Leigh Kakaty formed Pop Evil, he chose the band’s name for a reason. He loved hard rock songs with good melodies, but he also dug loud, crunchy guitars and propulsive metal rhythms.  Five albums into Pop Evil’s career, combining strong hooks with knockout punches is more important than ever. The band’s new record, simply called Pop Evil, is a surging, contemporary sounding release that incorporates metal, alternative, hard rock, and even electronic music.

Badflower:

Since forming in 2013, frontman Josh Katz, guitarist Joey Morrow, drummer Anthony Sonetti, and bassist Alex Espiritu have toured relentlessly across the US and beyond, building up a reputation as a formidable live force as well as an ever-growing mass of loyal followers and praise from the likes of Billboard, Forbes, and Consequence Of Sound. As a band with plenty to say, mental health isn’t the only message Badflower share on their debut album, “OK, I’m SICK,” which represents a band full of ideas and submerged in the most modern of sounds.

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 Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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