Over 100 Headlining Artists Announced

MILWAUKEE, WI (April 4, 2018) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is excited to announce the 2018 headliner lineup for this year’s festival.  This announcement was also made nationally on Billboard.com. From pop to hip hop, country to EDM, reggae to classic rock, this year’s lineup stays true to Summerfest’s roots, offering something for every music fan. Featuring entertainment 12 hours a day for 11 days on 12 stages, with over 800 acts, Summerfest continues to earn its reputation as The World’s Largest Music Festival.

"Summerfest offers the most diverse lineup available anywhere and we could not be more excited to announce this incredible lineup for 2018. With everything from classic rock to hip hop – and everything in between – there is something for everyone over the 11 days of Summerfest, " said Don Smiley, President & CEO of Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. "And, our ticket prices defy the industry standard. After 50 years in business, Summerfest continues to offer a world-class experience at an unbelievable value.”

The following artists have been added to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater lineup:

  • Charli XCX – special guest with Shawn Mendes on July 5
  • Luke Combs – special guest with Blake Shelton on July 6
  • Manchester Orchestra – special guest with Arcade Fire on July 8

The previously announced 2018 American Family Insurance Amphitheater headliners are as follows:  Imagine Dragons with Grace VanderWaall, June 27 • James Taylor & His All-Star Band with Bonnie Raitt & Her Band, June 28 • Halsey & Logic with NF, June 29 • Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, June 30 • Dave Matthews Band, July 1 •  J. Cole with TBA, July 3 • Journey & Def Leppard, July 4 • Shawn Mendes with Charli XCX , July 5 • Blake Shelton with Luke Combs, July 6 • The Weeknd with TBA, July 7 • Arcade Fire with Manchester Orchestra, July 8

Summerfest 2018 Headliners also include:


Lil Uzi Vert

Steven Tyler


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit


The Flaming Lips


Greta Van Fleet

Foster the People

Billy Currington

Janelle Monae

Jethro Tull          

Tory Lanez

Kip Moore


The Neighbourhood

Rachel Platten

Louis the Child


Cheap Trick

Grizzly Bear



Yonder Mountain String Band

The Fray


Buddy Guy

Kane Brown

Slightly Stoopid

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Cheat Codes



Jon Batiste with The Dap-Kings


Machine Gun Kelly



Brett Young

Benjamin Booker

Capital Cities

Judah & The Lion

Víctor Manuelle

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Social Distortion

Gavin DeGraw


Rick Springfield

DJ Jazzy Jeff

Mayer Hawthorne

Trace Adkins



Black Violin

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Party Favor

Trampled by Turtles

Gin Blossoms

Hunter Hayes

Boz Scaggs

Bishop Briggs

Anderson East

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

Sugar Hill Gang and Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio Furious 5


Howard Jones

Michael Franti & Spearhead

The Soul Rebels

The Crystal Method

High Valley

Plain White T’s

Xavier Omär

Hurray for The Riff Raff



The Wild Feathers

Knox Fortune

The Edgar Winter Group


Phil Vassar

Maxi Priest

Devin Dawson


Carlie Hanson


Jonny Lang

Great White

Matthew Sweet

Walker Hayes

Savannah Conley

Pop Evil

Nick Lowe featuring Los Straitjackets

Lynch Mob

Welshly Arms

The Posies


The James Hunter Six

Molly Hatchet

Drivin N Cryin

Meat Puppets


Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

A Flock of Seagulls

Cornerstones of Rock

Chris Lane

Under the Streetlamp

Dead Horses

Wishbone Ash

Alien Ant Farm

Andreas Moss

Bay Ledges

Jimmie Allen

Jake Rose

The O’My’s

John Németh

Walter Trout

The Wombats

Liza Anne

Justin Caruso


Men I Trust

Soccer Mommy

Caroline Rose

Abby Jeanne


Sunflower Bean

Too Many Zooz


Little Feather


Alex Guthrie

Dates, times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ticket prices for Summerfest 2018 are among the most affordable in the world for any major festival.  General admission tickets are only $21 and $14 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 p.m.). In addition, the following offers are available to purchase in advance:

  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The U.S. Cellular 11-Day Power Pass is available for $85 ($231 value) – includes admission for all 11 days.
  • FOR A LIMITED TIME: The U.S. Cellular 3-Day Pass is available for $48 and is valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($63 value).

To purchase tickets, see the full Summerfest lineup and festival information https://summerfest.com

About Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance
Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance 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, 12 stages delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Summerfest 2018 takes place June 27-July 1 and July 3-8, 2018, closed on July 2.  For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.