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


MILWAUKEE (April 11, 2017) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce over 100 headlining acts that will perform at Summerfest’s 50thedition.  The full lineup for the festival can be viewed online at and  ABC’s  Jimmy Kimmel Live! featured a performance by major ground stage headliner, The Shins on this evening’s broadcast. Additionally, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Summerfest have plans to bring live performances from the festival to viewers across the globe on via multiple online platforms. Through the proposed collaboration with the festival, the late night franchise will have exclusive access to festival performances and plan to make them available to audiences worldwide, free of charge.  

“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 makes complete sense, they are the country’s largest music festival.”

More details of the streaming schedule to be announced as they are finalized. 

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

Summerfest’s 50th grounds stage headliners include (


Alessia Cara

A Day to Remember

The Shins

Steve Miller Band

The Moody Blues




Walk the Moon

Huey Lewis & The News

Miike Snow

Steve Aoki

The Revivalists

Slightly Stoopid


The Band Perry

Third Eye Blind

Andy Grammer


Ziggy Marley

Tegan and Sara


Phillip Phillips

Gilberto Santa Rosa

Jon Bellion

Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!

Brett Eldredge


Girl Talk

Peter Frampton

Dan + Shay



Walk Off The Earth

Joss Stone

Frankie Ballard

Collective Soul


REO Speedwagon

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue



The Naked and Famous



Blackberry Smoke

Dennis DeYoung

Ben Rector

BJ The Chicago Kid

Death From Above 1979

Blues Traveler

Danny Gokey

Peter Wolf



Lost Kings

House of Pain

Bebe Rexha


Allen Stone

Car Seat Headrest


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





Tucker Beathard

John Waite

Hey Violet

Brother Ali

J Boog

The Church


Soul Asylum


Jerrod Niemann

William Michael Morgan

Berlin Featuring Terri Nunn



Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Pokey LaFarge

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Hippo Campus

Barns Courtney

Justin Caruso

Tommy Tutone

Chicano Batman


Domenic Marte




Mondo Cozmo

The Marcus King Band



Los Lonely Boys

Speaker of the House

The Suburbs

Soul Position

Dead Horses

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers

Flint Eastwood

Vinyl Theatre


Jamila Woods


Dylan Scott

The Last Bandoleros


Willy Porter Band

Terry Hanck Band


The Bright Light Social Hour

Welshly Arms


Charlie Hirsch


Parade of Lights



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.



“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 2017 Summerfest 50th Commemorative 1-Day Ticket, a limited edition red and gold holographic foil ticket, is available in limited quantities for $25.
  • The Summerfest 50th Commemorative Power Pass, a limited edition pass with a 3D effect and Summerfest lanyard, is available in limited quantities for $100.
  • The 3-Day Pass is available for $48 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($60 value).
  • The 11-Day Power Pass is available for $90 ($220 value).

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.