Join 12 Bands Ready to Moove Forward

Join 12 Bands Ready to Moove Forward

Summerfest welcomes back the Youth Garagebands Rockin’ State Finals this year!

During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, on 11 stages all in a world-class setting. But our headliners aren’t the only ones bringing their skills to the stage. ROCKONSIN will invite twelve (12) statewide Wisconsin high school and middle school garagebands of all musical genres to perform and compete at Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival, on the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage on Friday June 29 (6 bands) and Saturday June 30 (6 bands) from Noon - 2:30pm each day.

The winner and runner-up will then each receive a second 45 minute Summerfest gig on Sunday July 8th on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage at 4:00pm (runner-up) and 5:00pm (winner).

The band application opened on March 1 and will close on April 30, 2018; bands can sign up at

Check out ROCKONSIN during Summerfest 2018 and show your support for the young musical talent coming out of our great state! See them now, because you never know in a year or two they might be playing the Amphitheater.