Each and every year (with the obvious exception of 2020, of course), Summerfest brings some of the planet’s biggest entertainers to Milwaukee. In addition to the dozens of world-renowned musicians that take part in the massive festival every summer, “The Big Gig” also serves as a platform to showcase some of the region’s best homegrown performers.
With that winning blend of established international artists and lauded local talent, you can be sure we’ve had a few people who are scheduled to perform at this year’s “World’s Largest Music Festival” on our My First Band podcast. Over the course of the weekly show’s 170-plus-episode run, we’ve had long-form discussions with an array of entertainers. Included our extensive and ever-expanding archive of My First Band interviews are 12 musicians who will combine for 15 total Summerfest performances in 2022.
While you look over the lineup and plan your itinerary for the nine-day event, we invite you to learn more about the musical origin of some of this year’s Summerfest performers by listening to their My First Band episodes. And check back for new episodes each and every Friday.
Joel King (The Wild Feathers) — 7:30 p.m. @ BMO Harris Pavilion
Brett Newski — 8:15 p.m. @ UScellular Connection Stage
John Sparrow (Violent Femmes) — 9:30 p.m. @ Generac Power Stage
Chris Vos (The Record Company) — 8 p.m. @ Johnson Controls World Sound Stage
Kevin Tully (Telethon) — 3:30 p.m. @ Uline Warehouse
Wes Tank — 3:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. @ Northwestern Mutual Community Park (also 4:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on July 2)
Carl Nichols (Buffalo Nichols) — 4:00 p.m. @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
Vincent Van Great — 8:15 p.m. @ Miller Lite Oasis
Zach Stephenson (Hockey Dad) — 8:15 p.m. @ UScellular Connection Stage
Trapper Schoepp — 3:30 p.m. @ Generac Power Stage
Amanda Huff (You Win !!!) — 5:30 p.m. @ Johnson Controls World Sound Stage
DJ Shawna — 9:30 p.m. @ Johnson Controls World Stage