Summerfest Announces the Ground Stage Lineup for the 50th Edition and Streaming Partnership with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

MILWAUKEE (April 11, 2017) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce over 100 headlining acts that will perform at Summerfest’s 50thedition.   The lineup was nationally announced tonight on ABC’s  Jimmy Kimmel Live!, featuring a performance by major ground stage headliner, The Shins.  The full lineup can be viewed online at and  Additionally, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! will join forces with Summerfest to bring live performances to viewers across the globe through a streaming partnership.  More details of the streaming schedule to be announced. 

Summerfest’s 50th grounds stage headliners include:


Alessia Cara

Huey Lewis and the News


A Day to Remember

The Shins

The Band Perry


Steve Miller Band





Walk the Moon

Brett Eldredge


Miike Snow


Joss Stone


Steve Aoki

The Moody Blues

Third Eye Blind




Ziggy Marley


Tegan and Sara

Andy Grammer

Gilberto Santa Rosa


Phillip Phillips

Jon Bellion

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!



Girl Talk

Peter Frampton


Dan + Shay

Slightly Stoopid



Walk Off The Earth


Frankie Ballard



House of Pain

REO Speedwagon


Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue



Collective Soul


The Revivalists




Phil Vassar



BJ The Chicago Kid

Death From Above 1979


Blues Traveler

Jerrod Niemann

Peter Wolf


Blackberry Smoke

Ben Rector

Bebe Rexha


Car Seat Headrest

Allen Stone

JJ Grey & Mofro


Highly Suspect

Spin Doctors

Danny Gokey


Lauren Alaina

Black Joe Lewis

James Arthur


Dennis DeYoung

San Fermin

High Valley


Los Lonely Boys




Tucker Beathard

John Waite

Hey Violet


The Church

Soul Asylum

William Michael Morgan


Berlin Feat. Terri Nunn




Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

Pokey LaFarge

Lee Fields & The Expression


Hippo Campus

Barns Courtney

Tommy Tutone


Chicano Batman


Domenic Marte


Dylan Scott

Mondo Cozmo

The Marcus Kind Band






The Suburbs

Dead Horses

Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers


Flint Eastwood

Vinyl Theatre




The Last Bandoleros

Willy Porter


Terry Hanck Band


The Bright Light Social Hour


Welshly Arms


Charlie Hirsch



Parade of Lights

J Boog


The Regrettes

Alvarez Kings

Stop Light Observations




Big Thief

Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts

The Unlikely Candidates

JC Brooks


Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers


Bassel & The Supernaturals

Hamish Anderson

Southern Avenue


Zeshan B & The Transistors




Performance dates are available on  Times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Previously announced American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers with special guest Deerhoof and Jack Irons, P!nk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with special guest Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan with special guest Brothers Osborne, Zac Brown Band, The Chainsmokers, The Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Margo Price and Lukas Nelson, Dierks Bentley with special guests Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell and Future, Big Sean and Migos.

“Summerfest’s 50th is a major milestone and we’re excited to announce a lineup reflective of what the festival set out to do with its debut in 1968 – bring a diverse community together to celebrate the magic of music,” said Don Smiley, President & CEO of Summerfest.  “Featuring a wide variety of artists has been critical to our longevity; music fans of virtually every genre will find the perfect live music experience at Summerfest.  We’ve been waiting 50 years for this party and we invite all Summerfest fans to help us celebrate.”

Ticket prices for Summerfest’s 50th are among the most affordable for any major festival in the world, only $20 for general admission and $13 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 pm). The value continues with multi-day and commemorative options, all of which can be purchased now at with no incremental service fees: 

  • The 2017 Summerfest 50th Commemorative 1-Day Ticket, a limited edition red and gold holographic foil ticket, is available in limited quantities for $25.
  • The Summerfest 50th Commemorative Power Pass, a limited edition pass with a 3D effect and Summerfest lanyard, is available in limited quantities for $100.
  • The 3-Day Pass is available for $45 (for a limited time only) and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($60 value).
  • The 11-Day Power Pass is available for $80 ($220 value) for a limited time only. 

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Summerfest 2017 presented by American Family Insurance – 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. For more details, visit, or Twitter: @Summerfest.