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.

June 23

Joel King (The Wild Feathers) — 7:30 p.m. @ BMO Harris Pavilion

Brett Newski — 8:15 p.m. @ UScellular Connection Stage

June 24

John Sparrow (Violent Femmes) — 9:30 p.m. @ Generac Power Stage

June 25

Chris Vos (The Record Company) — 8 p.m. @ Johnson Controls World Sound Stage

June 30

Kevin Tully (Telethon) — 3:30 p.m. @ Uline Warehouse

July 1

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)

July 2

Carl Nichols (Buffalo Nichols) — 4:00 p.m. @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

Vincent Van Great — 8:15 p.m. @ Miller Lite Oasis

July 6

Zach Stephenson (Hockey Dad) — 8:15 p.m. @ UScellular Connection Stage

July 8

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

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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.