Today marks the start of another Summerfest. Celebrating its 50th, “The Big Gig” has long been home to deep fried delicacies, prime people watching, and hundreds upon hundreds of musical acts from all around the county and across the world. That said, the 11-day event isn’t without its local flare. As a means of giving homegrown performers an opportunity to play in front of new, larger audiences before renowned headliners take the stage (and, yeah, maybe saving themselves a few bucks in the process), this year’s Summerfest still has oodles of local identity. Hell, some Milwaukee bands are headlining their prospective stages.

Between June 28 and July 9, more than 70 Milwaukee acts will perform on the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds, and that’s not even counting local cover bands and people playing at those tiny side stages by the lake. Those seeking some locally-made music between noted national and international performs should consult Milwaukee Record‘s handy guide to Milwaukee acts playing this year’s Summerfest.

Wednesday, June 28

12:00 — Mojo Perry (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)
1:00 — Eric Diamond (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
2:00 — Crank The Radio (BMO Harris Pavilion)
3:00 — Rocket Cat (Uline Warehouse)
4:00 — Category X (BMO Harris Pavilion)
6:00 — Mantz Brothers (U.S. Cellular Connection Stage)
6:30 — Eagle Trace (Uline Warehouse)
8:00 — Joe 2.0 (BMO Harris Pavilion)

Thursday, June 29

12:00 — FS Camels (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)
3:00 — Salford Lads’ Club (Uline Warehouse)
4:00 — Crossfire (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
4:15 — Rose Of The West (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
6:30 — Willy Porter Band (Uline Warehouse)
7:00 — Radio Radio (U.S. Cellular Connection Stage)
8:00 — Stetsin & Lace (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
8:00 — 5 Card Studs (BMO Harris Pavilion)
8:00 — GGOOLLDD (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)

Friday, June 30

4:15 — Devil Met Contention (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
6:00 — 4 On The Floor (BMO Harris Pavilion)
6:00 — De La Buena (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
6:00 — Tweed Funk (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)
8:00 — Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound (Uline Warehouse)

Saturday, July 1

1:00 — Chris Schmidt (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
2:00 — Mrs. Fun (U.S. Cellular Connection Stage)
4:15 — The Zach Pietrini Band (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
6:45 — Driveway Thriftdwellers (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
8:00 — Dead Horses (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)

Sunday, July 2

1:00 — Eric Diamond (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
2:30 — Miller Rhythm & Brews Revue (Miller Lite Oasis)
4:00 — The Whiskeybelles (U.S. Cellular Connection Stage)
4:00 — Painted Caves (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
4:30 — U2 Zoo (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)
6:00 — King Solomon (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
6:00 — Danny Gokey (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)
6:30 — Yo-Dot (Miller Lite Oasis)
8:00 — No Quarter (Uline Warehouse)
8:00 — Ray Nitti (Miller Lite Oasis)

Tuesday, July 4

1:00 — Eric Diamond (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
2:00 — Boomer Nation (BMO Harris Pavilion)
4:15 — The Middle Ground (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
6:00 — WebsterX (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)
10:00 — IshDARR (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)

Wednesday, July 5

2:00 — Roxi Copland (U.S. Cellular Connection Stage)
2:30 — Spoof Fest (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)
3:00 — Abby Jeanne (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
4:00 — Georgia Overdrive (BMO Harris Pavilion)
4:00 — Element 13 (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
4:00 — Pat McCurdy (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
5:00 — Failure To Launch (Uline Warehouse)
6:30 — Shonn Hinton & Shotgun (Uline Warehouse)
7:30 — Ethan Keller Band (Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard)

Thursday, July 6

4:15 — D’Amato (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
4:30 — Nineteen Thirteen (BMO Harris Pavilion)
5:00 — Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Bands To Watch (Uline Warehouse)
6:00 — Whips (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
6:45 — Vincent VanGREAT (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)
7:15 — Direct Hit! (Harley-Davidson Roadhouse)
8:00 — Eddie Butts Band (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
8:00 — Lex Allen (Johnson Controls World Sound Stage)

Friday, July 7

2:00 — Brewtown Beat (Miller Lite Oasis)
4:00 — Sigmund Snopek (BMO Harris Pavilion)
6:00 — Streetlife (BMO Harris Pavilion)
7:00 — Tigernite (Miller Lite Oasis)
8:00 — The Toys (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
8:30 — Vinyl Theatre (Miller Lite Oasis)

Saturday, July 8

6:00 — Rebel Grace (U.S. Cellular Connection Stage)
8:00 — The LoveMonkeys (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
8:00 — Trapper Schoepp (Uline Warehouse)

Sunday, July 9

3:00 — Chief (Uline Warehouse)
4:00 — Mt. Olive (Miller Lite Oasis)
8:00 — Cold Water & The Brew City Horns (JoJo’s Martini Lounge)
8:00 — Nora Collins (Miller Lite Oasis)