Every weekday for the past two weeks, we’ve announced the daily headliners of a different Summerfest stage. Friday’s unveiling of the JoJo’s Martini Lounge lineup was the 10th and final such announcement for 2019’s “Big Gig,” right? Wrong! There’s still one more Summerfest stage left to announce. No, we’re not referring to the Gruber Law Offices Sportzone. We’re talking about The Rebel Stage.

Since starting out with “a few guys, some instruments, and only one available power outlet” back in 2008, The Rebel Stage has livened up a (comparatively) low-traffic area of Henry Maier Festival Park with dozens of local bands hailing from all corners of the sonic spectrum. More than a decade later, The Rebel Stage remains locally-focused, 100 percent volunteer-run, and without any semblance of corporate sponsorship.

The small-but-awesome DIY stage will return to the grounds for the 2019 festivities, and they’re bringing an eclectic mix of genres that will ensure this year will be as weird and wonderful as ever. Some of the standouts include Size 5’s, Ahab’s Ghost, Whiskey Of The Damned, Conundrum, Magnetic Minds, The Atomic Spins, Pay The Devil, Beaumont James & The Wild Claims, RatBatSpider, and S.S. Web. Here’s (almost) the full Rebel Stage lineup. Bands interested in filling one of the few “TBA” slots should email info@therebelstage.com.

Wednesday, June 26
12:00 p.m. — American Bandit
1:00 p.m. — Death and Memphis
2:00 p.m. — Pseudo Feds
3:00 p.m. — Rhetoric Vendetta
4:00 p.m. — Auf Ki
5:00 p.m. — The Studs
6:00 p.m. — Symptoms
7:00 p.m. — Power Wagon
8:00 p.m. — Size 5’s

Thursday, June 27
12:00 p.m. — DJ Grandmaster O
1:00 p.m. — Big Roy and TI
2:00 p.m. — Spade One
3:00 p.m. — Mistaloo Meff
4:00 p.m. — Ghost Machines
5:00 p.m. — Weather Check
6:00 p.m. — Yogie B & Keez
7:00 p.m. — The November Criminals
8:00 p.m. — WeAreOne

Friday, June 28
12:00 p.m. — TBA
1:00 p.m. — The Martyr Complex
2:00 p.m. — Paramorpheus
3:00 p.m. — H1Z1
4:00 p.m. — Heavy Lies The Crown
5:00 p.m. — Rendered With Hate
6:00 p.m. — Ahab’s Ghost
7:00 p.m. — Reflection of Flesh
8:00 p.m. — Hollow Point

Saturday, June 29
12:00 p.m. — TBA
1:00 p.m. — Under Aegis
2:00 p.m. — The Roving Scallywags
3:00 p.m. — Homeless In Hollywood
4:00 p.m. — Everything Must Die
5:00 p.m. — OnceTheSun
6:00 p.m. — Blood Red Boots
7:00 p.m. — Brave The Sea
8:00 p.m. — Whiskey Of The Damned

Sunday, June 30
​12:00 p.m. — Spare Change Trio
1:00 p.m. — TBA
2:00 p.m. — Conundrum
3:00 p.m. — Magnetic Minds
4:00 p.m. — TBA
5:00 p.m. — The Atomic Spins
6:00 p.m. — Lapulele
7:00 p.m. — Xalant Music
8:00 p.m. — Gnarrenschiff

Monday, July 1
CLOSED

​Tuesday, July 2
12:00 p.m. — TBA
1:00 p.m. — Anura
2:00 p.m. — TBA
3:00 p.m. — Spatola
4:00 p.m. — Pay The Devil
5:00 p.m. — Northern Haunts
6:00 p.m. — The Red Flags
7:00 p.m. — Billy Goat Rodeo
8:00 p.m. — Horrors of Toledo

Wednesday, July 3
12:00 p.m. — Simon Says
1:00 p.m. — Rage Cage
2:00 p.m. — Grand Master O
3:00 p.m. — The HomeReckers
4:00 p.m. — George Guinn
5:00 p.m. — Ollie Oxenfree
6:00 p.m. — Lazrev
7:00 p.m. — Xin
8:00 p.m. — Pricey

Thursday, July 4
12:00 p.m. — Brittany Lumley
1:00 p.m. — Andii
2:00 p.m. — Old Wolves
3:00 p.m. — Deathless Dogs
4:00 p.m. — Those Kickstarts
5:00 p.m. — Marc Allen Perez
6:00 p.m. — Andrew David Weber
7:00 p.m. — Eoin McCarthy
8:00 p.m. — Daniel Rey

Friday, July 5
12:00 p.m. — TBA
1:00 p.m. — Wise Jennings
2:00 p.m. — Gold Steps
3:00 p.m. —Skeleton Royals
4:00 p.m. — The Keystones
5:00 p.m. — John Condron
6:00 p.m. — Johnny Likes Noize
7:00 p.m. — TBA
8:00 p.m. — Beaumount James & The Wild Claims

Saturday, July 6
12:00 p.m. —Jolly Jackson
1:00 p.m. — Donoma (acoustic)
2:00 p.m. — Little Couch Band
3:00 p.m. — Stay Up All Night and Fight
4:00 p.m. — Slaughter Party
5:00 p.m. — Inbound
6:00 p.m. — Burn The Day
7:00 p.m. — Revel In Rot
8:00 p.m. — Cookie Crotch Nuts

Sunday, July 7
12:00 p.m. — West Bend Music Academy Summer Rock Band
1:00 p.m. — Audible Kink
2:00 p.m. — Jesse Guten
3:00 p.m. — Sun Tantrick
4:00 p.m. — Steering Ships With Empty Bottles
5:00 p.m. — Gas Can Alley
6:00 p.m. — Dislocation
7:00 p.m. — Primitivs
8:00 p.m. — RatBatSpider

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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