Tomorrow marks the start of another Summerfest. Now in its 52nd year, 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 (and significantly larger) audiences before renowned headliners take the stage, this year’s Summerfest still has oodles of local identity. Hell, some Milwaukee bands are even headlining their stages.

Between June 26 and July 7, more than 60 Milwaukee acts will perform on the Henry Maier Festival Park grounds, and that’s not even counting locally-based 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 26

1:00 PM — Northern Haunts @ Uline Warehouse Stage
4:00 PM — Category X @ BMO Harris Pavilion
5:00 PM — Jay Matthes @ Miller Lite Oasis Stage
6:00 PM — Pat McCurdy @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

Thursday, June 27

1:00 PM — Trapper Schoepp @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater
4:15 PM — Browns Crew @ Johnson Controls World Stage
5:30 PM — Zed Kenzo @ Johnson Controls World Stage
6:00 PM — DJ Shawna @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse
7:30 PM — Crystal Knives @ Miller Lite Oasis Stage
8:00 PM — Vincent Van Great @ Johnson Controls World Stage

Friday, June 28

2:00 PM — Matt Davis Duo with Eston Bennett @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
3:00 PM — The Last Bees @ Johnson Controls World Stage
4:00 PM — Altered Fives Blues Band @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse
6:00 PM — Frogwater @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
8:00 PM — Abby Jeanne @ BMO Harris Pavilion
10:00 PM — GGOOLLDD @ Johnson Controls World Stage

Saturday, June 29

5:00 PM — The Zach Pietrini Band @ Miller Lite Oasis Stage
6:00 PM — Ethan Keller Group @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage
6:30 PM — Hot Coffin @ Uline Warehouse Stage
8:00 PM — Direct Hit! @ Uline Warehouse Stage

Sunday, June 30

2:00 PM — Match Stick @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
4:00 PM — Sigmund Snopek @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
8:00 PM — Platinum Boys @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
8:00 PM — De La Buena @ Johnson Controls World Stage

Tuesday, July 2

12:30 PM — Grace Weber’s Music Lab @ Johnson Controls World Stage
2:00 PM — The Grovelers @ Uline Warehouse Stage
6:00 PM — Charles Walker Band @ BMO Harris Pavilion
6:00 PM — Reilly @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
6:30 PM — NewVices @ Uline Warehouse Stage
7:00 PM — Reyna @ Miller Lite Oasis Stage
8:00 PM — LUXI @ Harley-Davidson Roadhouse

Wednesday, July 3

2:00 PM — The WhiskeyBelles @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage
2:30 PM — Avenues @ Miller Lite Oasis Stage
3:00 PM — Valerie Lightheart @ Johnson Controls World Stage
6:00 PM — Nora Collins @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage
6:00 pm — The Squeezettes @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage

Thursday, July 4

6:45 PM — Amanda Huff @ Johnson Controls World Stage
8:00 PM — Brett Newski & The No Tomorrow @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
8:30 PM — Lex Allen @ Uline Warehouse Stage

Friday, July 5

12:30 PM — Rocket Cat @ Johnson Controls World Stage
3:00 PM — Holy Pinto @ Johnson Controls World Stage
5:00 PM — Tweed @ Uline Warehouse Stage
6:00 PM — 5 Card Studs @ BMO Harris Pavilion
6:00 PM — Mrs. Fun @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
6:45 PM — Immortal Girlfriend @ Johnson Controls World Stage
7:00 PM — Rose Of The West @ Miller Lite Oasis Stage
7:00 PM — Pizzle @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage
8:00 PM — Greg Koch Marshall Trio @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
8:00 PM — Midwest Death Rattle @ BMO Harris Pavilion

Saturday, July 6

2:00 PM — Max And The Invaders @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
2:00 PM — Ruth B8r Ginsburg @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
2:00 PM — Boney Fingers @ BMO Harris Pavilion
3:15 PM — For The Culture @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
4:00 PM — Something To Do @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
4:00 PM — Wooldridge Brothers @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage
4:30 PM — Lauryl Sulfate And Her Ladies Of Leisure @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
5:15 PM — DJ Abilities @ Miller Lite Oasis Stage
5:45 PM — Shle Berry @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
6:00 PM — Pet Engine @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage
7:00 PM — Faux Fiction @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
8:00 PM — Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound @ Johnson Controls World Stage

Sunday, July 7

2:00 PM — Florentine Opera Company @ Johnson Controls World Stage
4:00 PM — Lil’ Rev with Jim Eannelli @ Klement’s Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
5:00 PM — Joe Richter @ Uline Warehouse Stage
7:30 PM — DJ Bizzon @ American Family Insurance Amphitheater
8:00 PM — Willy Porter @ Uline Warehouse Stage

About The Author

Tyler Maas
Co-Founder and Editor

Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.

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