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Summerfest Announces the Ground Stage Lineup for the 50th Edition and Streaming Collaboration with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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

By - Apr 12th, 2017 05:00 am
Toto. Photo from Facebook.

Toto. Photo from Facebook.

MILWAUKEE (April 12, 2017) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce over 100 headlining acts that will perform at Summerfest’s 50thedition.   The lineup was nationally announced last night on ABC’s  Jimmy Kimmel Live!, featuring a performance by major grounds stage headliner, The Shins.  The full lineup can be viewed online at and  Additionally, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! will join forces with Summerfest to bring live performances to viewers across the globe on

Jimmy Kimmel Live Music is a new live music initiative for the late night franchise, and it will kick off with a live stream from Summerfest. Through the collaboration with the festival, Jimmy Kimmel Live Music will have exclusive access to festival performances and make them available to audiences worldwide, free of charge.

The live broadcasts will have a solid mix of great musical performances and will capture the essence and spirit that is unique to Summerfest. The live stream will immerse the online viewers into all of the activities that are happening in and around the festival.

“Music is in the DNA of Jimmy Kimmel Live and the show has a passion for bringing great, one of a kind content to our fans,” said co-executive producer Doug Deluca. “Jumping in with Summerfest to launch such a big initiative made complete sense, they are the country’s largest music festival.”

More details of the streaming schedule to be announced.  This year’s Summerfest grounds stage headliner lineup includes:

Flume Alessia Cara A Day to Remember
The Shins Steve Miller Band The Moody Blues
DNCE Atmosphere Shinedown
Walk the Moon Huey Lewis & The News Miike Snow
Steve Aoki The Revivalists Slightly Stoopid
AWOLNATION The Band Perry Third Eye Blind
Andy Grammer Dispatch Ziggy Marley
Tegan and Sara Bleachers Phillip Phillips
Gilberto Santa Rosa Jon Bellion Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!
Brett Eldredge NEEDTOBREATHE Girl Talk
Peter Frampton Dan + Shay Chevelle
Toto Walk Off The Earth Joss Stone
Frankie Ballard Collective Soul Hanson
REO Speedwagon Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
T-Pain KYLE The Naked and Famous
LOCASH MisterWives Blackberry Smoke
Dennis DeYoung Ben Rector BJ The Chicago Kid
Death From Above 1979 Blues Traveler Danny Gokey
Peter Wolf PVRIS Guster
Lost Kings House of Pain Bebe Rexha
Elephante Allen Stone Car Seat Headrest
Grandtheft Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic Shaun Frank
Spin Doctors JJ Grey & Mofro Michelle Branch
Lauren Alaina Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears James Arthur
Phil Vassar Highly Suspect San Fermin
High Valley Johnnyswim Tonic
Gnash DallasK Tucker Beathard
John Waite Hey Violet Brother Ali
J Boog The Church Lauv
Soul Asylum CVBZ Jerrod Niemann
William Michael Morgan Berlin Featuring Terri Nunn Whitney
Fishbone Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Pokey LaFarge
Lee Fields & The Expressions Hippo Campus Barns Courtney
Justin Caruso Tommy Tutone Chicano Batman
Slaughter Domenic Marte Cade
Grieves IRONTOM Mondo Cozmo
The Marcus King Band LANCO IshDARR
Los Lonely Boys Speaker of the House The Suburbs
Soul Position Dead Horses Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
Flint Eastwood Vinyl Theatre Loosid
Jamila Woods GGOOLLDD Dylan Scott
The Last Bandoleros Sa-Roc Willy Porter Band
Terry Hanck Band MUNA The Bright Light Social Hour
Welshly Arms Saba Charlie Hirsch
SHAED Parade of Lights Bleeker
Klangstof Big Thief The Regrettes
Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts


Performance dates are available on  Times and stage locations, as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Previously announced American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers with special guest Deerhoof and Jack Irons, Luke Bryan with special guest Brothers Osborne, Zac Brown Band, P!nk, The Chainsmokers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with special guest Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi, Future, Big Sean and Migos, Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson and Family, Bob Dylan and His Band , Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

“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.”

Ticket prices for Summerfest’s 50th are among the most affordable for any major festival in the world, only $20 for general admission and $13 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 pm). The value continues with multi-day and commemorative options, all of which can be purchased now at with no incremental service fees:

  • The Summerfest 50th Commemorative 11-Day Power Pass, a limited edition pass with a 3D effect and Summerfest lanyard, is available in limited quantities for $100.
  • The 2017 Summerfest 50th Commemorative 1-Day Ticket, a limited edition red and gold holographic foil ticket, is available in limited quantities for $25.
  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The 11-Day Power Pass is available for $80 ($220 value) through April 24.
  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The 3-Day Pass is available for $45 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($60 value) through April 24.

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance

Summerfest 2017 presented by American Family Insurance – the festival’s 50th edition – will take place June 28 – July 2 and July 4 – July 9 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 3. 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, 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, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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