Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten
Rachel Platten will perform on July 2 at Summerfest 2016

If you’re looking for uplifting or inspirational music, this week’s Fest Find will provide you with exactly that. Boston-bred Rachel Platten moved to New York after college and wrote songs for a decade before finally getting noticed. In 2015, her motivational hit "Fight Song" put her at the top of the charts and into the spotlight. She released her latest album Wildfire in January which features the hit song "Stand By You." 

The Sound:

With a clear and smooth voice, Rachel Platten effortless can transition from dance pop to a more acoustic folk sound. Wildfire focuses on the theme of self-empowerment and it shows through in both her lyrics and emotional vocal range. Her songs come straight from the heart and you can't help but sing along with her as she reflects on universal topics like love and overcoming hardships.

Why You Should Go:

You won't be able to wipe the smile off your face while Rachel Platten is on stage. With catchy choruses and infectious beats, it's a performance the whole family can enjoy! Come join the fun with her on July 2nd at the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage.

If you like Selena Gomez, Tori Kelly or Meghan Trainor check out Rachel Platten.

Sara Peronto is the Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator for Summerfest.