MILWAUKEE (December 1, 2016) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation launch year three of a three year agreement that provides up-and-coming artists the opportunity to take the stage and perform for an audience at Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival” on a marquee year.

Since 1968, Summerfest has brought some of the biggest names in music history, along with local favorites and emerging talent, to play for more than 850,000 music fans annually along the shores of Lake Michigan.  This 11-day festival features more than 800 artists spanning all genres, from alternative rock to country, hip hop, Top 40, classic rock, indie and everything in between.  Artists interested in the chance to perform at Summerfest’s 50th can submit at now through March 1, 2017 for free.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with ReverbNation for the third year,” said Bob Babisch, Vice President of Entertainment, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.  “This year will be our 50th Summerfest and ReverbNation will undoubtedly introduce us to new and interesting talent that will greatly enhance the live music experience of this milestone celebration.”  

ReverbNation provides approximately 4 million artists with exciting opportunities and promotional tools to achieve their career goals. This, combined with ReverbNation’s unique curation capabilities, offers the perfect opportunity for Summerfest to discover new and unique talent to build a diverse lineup year after year. 

“Performing at Summerfest is an immense opportunity for any band,” said Mike Doernberg, CEO of ReverbNation.  “Summerfest’s belief in the quality of talent on our roster and in our ability to identify the most promising ReverbNation artists through our curation capability is very gratifying to everyone at this company. And once again, Summerfest has worked with us to make the submission process free of charge, which was hugely important to us.  We’re looking forward to another great year with Summerfest.” 

About Summerfest
Summerfest 2017 – the festival’s 50th edition – will take place June 28 – July 2 and July 4 – July 9 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 3.  Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival®” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 850,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world each year for an unforgettable live music experience.  During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.  Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest.  For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest. 

About ReverbNation

ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. Since its founding in 2006, ReverbNation has remained committed to putting more than 4 million Artists First through exposure to the music industry, connection to a worldwide audience, and access to powerful promotional tools.  With the introduction of the company's Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability, ReverbNation is positioned to play a pivotal role in the development of the next generation of successful Artists. For more information,  Follow ReverbNation on Twitter @ReverbNation.