MILWAUKEE (June 1, 2018) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance welcomes back the Emerging Artists Series at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and Shepherd Express, highlighting emerging talent each evening of the festival. A number of artists in past series have gone on to become nationally and internationally known, including Walk The Moon, Nathaniel Rateliff, Maren Morris, X Ambassadors, BØRNS, The Record Company and many others. 

Over the years, this popular series has highlighted up-and-coming local, national and international talent that not only showcases great live music, but also engages the audience by having fans vote each day via Twitter poll for their favorite performance. The band with the most fan votes each day will receive an “Emerging Artist Series Care Package” that includes nearly $3,000 in gear and merchandise from major manufacturers like Sennheiser Microphones & Headphones, Hal Leonard Corporation, Orange Amplification, Martin Guitars, Zildjian Cymbals, Best-Tronics Pro Audio and others, as well as valuable services from Planetary Group, Indiehitmaker, and Merchcat.

This year’s Emerging Artist Series line-up includes:

Date

Set Time

Performer

Hometown

Wednesday, June 27

3:00 PM

Chasing Lovely

Atlanta, GA

 

4:15 PM

Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers

Eau Claire, WI

 

5:30 PM

Caroline Rose

Burlington, VT

 

6:45 PM

Waker

Nashville, TN

Thursday, June 28

3:00 PM

Faux Fiction

Milwaukee, WI

 

4:15 PM

Telethon

Milwaukee, WI

 

5:30 PM

Lucille Furs

Chicago, IL

 

6:45 PM

Dusk

Appleton, WI

Friday, June 29

3:00 PM

The Shackletons

Twin Cities, MN

 

4:15 PM

Leon of Athens

London, GBR

 

5:30 PM

Men I Trust

Montreal, CAN

 

6:45 PM

Sunflower Bean

Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, June 30

3:00 PM

Joe Richter

Milwaukee, WI

 

4:15 PM

Carly Jo Jackson

Orlando, FL

 

5:30 PM

Sidereal

Jacksonville Beach, FL

 

6:45 PM

Newvices

Milwaukee, WI

Sunday, July 1

3:00 PM

Bo & Airo

Milwaukee, WI

 

4:15 PM

Madison Ryan

Harrisburg, PA

 

5:30 PM

*Repeat Repeat

Nashville, TN

 

6:45 PM

Hannah Mrozak

Milwaukee, WI

Tuesday, July 3

3:00 PM

Joe Hanson

Naperville, IL

 

4:15 PM

Carly and Martina

Chicago, IL

 

5:30 PM

Half-Alive

Long Beach, CA

 

6:45 PM

Liza Anne

Nashville, TN

Wednesday, July 4

3:00 PM

Rocket Paloma

Milwaukee, WI

 

4:15 PM

Band of Dust

Milwaukee, WI

 

5:30 PM

Emily Hackett

Nashville, TN

 

6:45 PM

The Alex Guthrie Band

Atlanta, GA

Thursday, July 5

3:00 PM

Viisi

Winnipeg, CAN

 

4:15 PM

The New Grey

Milwaukee, WI

 

5:30 PM

Luxi

Milwaukee, WI

 

6:45 PM

Lowdown Brass Band

Chicago, IL

Friday, July 6

3:00 PM

Sondorblue

Charleston, SC

 

4:15 PM

Jay Matthes

Milwaukee, WI

 

5:30 PM

M A L O

Chicago, IL

 

6:45 PM

Ratboys

Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 7

3:00 PM

Daydream Retrievers

Milwaukee, WI

 

4:15 PM

Campdogz

Chicago, IL

 

5:30 PM

Madison Malone

Portage, WI

 

6:45 PM

Grand AM

Chicago, IL

Sunday, July 8

3:00 PM

Paper Holland

Milwaukee, WI

 

4:15 PM

Soccer Mommy

Nashville, TN

 

5:30 PM

Early Eyes

Minneapolis, MN

 

6:45 PM

Savannah Conley

Nashville  TN


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.