Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.
Press Release

Summerfest Continues Streaming Collaboration with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

New program includes headlining performances as well as meet & greet opportunities

By - Jun 21st, 2018 11:10 am

MILWAUKEE (June 21, 2018) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce a renewed partnership with national late night television show Jimmy Kimmel Live! Building on the success of last year’s Summerfest stream, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music will continue to provide exclusive access to festival performances to audiences worldwide, free of charge. This partnership is made possible with support from American Family Insurance.

Select performances on the American Family Insurance Amphitheater stage will be streamed. Performances will be distributed on participating artist websites,, and other websites to be announced.

As part of this year’s program, American Family Insurance will host artist meet and greets on-site at the festival.  Each of the 11 days of the festival, select artists will appear to sign autographs for fans and take photos at the American Family Insurance House, located inside the festival’s mid-gate.  Access will be limited; information on how to gain access to these daily artist meet and greets is available

“It was great to be able to deliver the largest music festival in the country to a wider audience on-line last year,” said Doug DeLuca – Co- Executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, “we are thrilled to back again this year to share some of Summerfest’s great line-up with a national audience.”

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Jimmy Kimmel Live! to bring the Summerfest experience online to a worldwide audience,” said Don Smiley, President & CEO of Summerfest.  “The featured artists within the stream will represent a variety of genres; diversity of our line-up is a hallmark of the festival and one of the reasons Summerfest has endured over five decades.”

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.

About American Family Insurance
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group and ranks No. 311 on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, primarily through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General and Homesite) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the internet or by phone. Web; Facebook; Twitter

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