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 130-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 11 total Summerfest performances in 2021.

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.

Abby Jeanne — playing 7:30 p.m. on September 3 @ BMO Harris Pavilion

DJ Shawna — playing 8 p.m. on September 3 @ Miller Lite Oasis Stage and 10 p.m. on September 9 @ Johnson Controls World Stage

Zach Blair (Rise Against) — playing 10 p.m. on September 4 @ Generac Power Stage

Soren Staff (Them Coulee Boys) — playing 6:30 on September 9 @ Uline Warehouse Stage

Monique and Chauntee Ross (SistaStrings) — playing 6:45 p.m. on September 9 @ Johnson Controls World Stage

Trapper Schoepp — playing 8 p.m. on September 10 @ Miller Lite Oasis

Brett Newski — playing 2 p.m. on September 11 @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

Klassik — playing 6:45 p.m. on September 11 @ Johnson Controls World Stage

Margaret Butler and Nick Ziemann (GGOOLLDD) — playing 4 p.m. on September 16 @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

Caley Conway — playing 6:45 p.m. on September 16 @ 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.