Bon Iver with Lord Huron & Julien Baker

Bon Iver was formed in 2006 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. Their debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, was released in 2007 and in 2012, Bon Iver was named Best New Artist at the Grammy© Awards and also took home the award for Best Alternative Album Bon Iver, Bon Iver.  Their third album, 22, A Million, was released in 2016. No stranger to Milwaukee, one of their songs, Holocene, mentions our city directly and back in February they celebrated the 10th anniversary of album "For Emma" to a packed crowd at the Bradley Center. Now, on Saturday, June 29, they'll play their first Summerfest show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. This is the first time that Bon Iver, an Eau Claire, WI based band, has headlined Summerfest and this is also their only Wisconsin show of the summer.

In addition to Bon Iver, we're welcoming some great openers to round out the show. Lord Huron, an indie band based in L.A. created by Ben Schneider has played Milwaukee multiple times, but this witll be their first Summerfest show. In 2012 the band’s debut album Lonesome Dreams, was released followed by Strange Trails in 2015. Earlier this year, Lord Huron, released their third album, Vide Noi, which honors the traditions of both rock and folk as it embraces modern studio techniques.

Also opening is Julien Baker who's solo debut, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. With her latest album, Turn Out the Lights, she retains the haunting delicacy of her heartbreakingly confessional style that makes her music a refuge for her fans. 

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Fan Presale: Wednesday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. Sign up or log in at to access the unique presale code.
Summerfest Pre-sale: Thursday, December 13 (join the Summerfest Insiders newsletter for access to the pre-sale code sent on the morning of the presale).
On Sale: Friday, December 14 at 11AM CST.


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    Summerfest encourages guests to leave their bags at home to cut down on waiting at the gate for security. Visitors will enter the festival through metal detection and should be prepared to comply with security requirements. All bags are subject to inspection prior to entering. NO BACKPACKS or bags larger than 9x10x12 will be allowed on the grounds. Come down early and check out the entire festival the spotlight shines on 12 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Your Saturday, June 29th Summerfest admission is included in your Amphitheater show ticket. 

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