Press Releases

Bob Babisch Announces 2022 Season will be Final Year Serving as Vice President of Entertainment

Posted on Mar 03, 2022

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 3, 2022) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF) announced today that Bob Babisch, Vice President of Entertainment, will begin to transition his role as leader of the organization’s Entertainment Department at the end of 2022. Babisch has been with MWF for 46 years, starting in 1976, and has served in his current role for over four decades. Scott Ziel, current Associate Booking…


Summerfest Tech Celebrates 5th Year with Focus on Innovation

Posted on Mar 01, 2022

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 1, 2022) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF) is excited to announce details for the fifth annual Summerfest Tech, which will take place Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30, 2022. Summerfest Tech will be a two-day in-person event and all programming will be free and accessible virtually. Events will take place across the city of Milwaukee, including at the Saint Kate Arts…


Rod Stewart July 7 at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater during Summerfest with special guest Cheap Trick

Posted on Feb 16, 2022

ROD STEWART ANNOUNCES 19 ADDITIONAL DATES TO HIS FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN FOUR YEARS JULY 7 DURING SUMMERFEST ATAMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE AMPHITHEATERWITH SPECIAL GUEST CHEAP TRICK 38-DATE SUMMER 2022 TOUR KICKS OFF ON JUNE 10 TICKETS ON SALE STARTING FRIDAY, FEB. 25 at 10AM -LIVENATION.COM TICKET PRESALES BEGIN MONDAY, FEB. 21 at 10AM- RODSTEWART.COM LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2022 – Sir Rod Stewart,…


Let The Music Play Grant Program Places Instruments in the Hands of Milwaukee’s Young Musicians

Posted on Feb 08, 2022

MILWAUKEE, WI (February 8, 2022) – Summerfest and American Family Insurance are excited to announce the 11 grant recipients for the fourth annual Let The Music Play program, serving a diverse cross section of Milwaukee communities. The program awards grants to non-profits and schools that offer music-based programming as part of their curriculum. The 2022 recipients represent a wide variety of music…


Halsey Announces their Love and Power Tour including a stop at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Saturday, July 2, 2022

Posted on Jan 31, 2022

(Los Angeles, CA – January 31, 2022) Multi-platinum, genre-bending artist Halsey announced their Love and Power Tour in support of their critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, today. The tour will kick off on May 17th at the iThink Financial Amphitheatre in Palm Beach, FL., and includes a stop in Milwaukee, WI during Summerfest presented by American Family…


Online Submissions for Up and Coming Artists to Perform During Summerfest Now Open

Posted on Jan 18, 2022

MILWAUKEE, WI (January 18, 2022) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance and ReverbNation announced today that online submissions for up-and-coming artists to perform during Summerfest 2022 is now available. Summerfest has brought some of the biggest names in music history, along with local favorites and emerging talent, to play for more than 750,000 music fans annually in Milwaukee, WI. …


Jason Aldean with Special Guest Gabby Barrett Announced for Summerfest 2022 Opening Day June 23 at American Family Insurance Amphitheater

Posted on Dec 13, 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI (December 13, 2021) – Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance announced today that three-time Academy of Country Music “Entertainer of the Year,” Jason Aldean, along with special guest Gabby Barrett, will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on the first day of Summerfest, June 23, 2022.  The festival will take place over three weekends (Thursdays-Saturdays),…


Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Announces Appointment of Mary L. Schanning as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

Posted on Dec 09, 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI (December 9, 2021) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF) announced today that Milwaukee attorney Mary Schanning will become General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of the organization, effective December 20, 2021.  Schanning will take over for MWF veteran General Counsel Frank Nicotera when he retires at the end of 2021. Schanning comes to the position with experience closely…


Justin Bieber Announces Jaden, ¿Téo?, Eddie Benjamin, and Harry Hudson As Opening Acts For His 2022 World Tour

Posted on Nov 17, 2021

JUSTICE WORLD TOUR 2022— PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE—Friday, June 24, 2022 American Family Insurance Amphitheater during Summerfest  With JADEN, HARRY HUDSON AND ¿TÉO? NOVEMBER 15, 2022 – New York, NY - Today, Grammy Award®-winning global superstar Justin Bieber announces the opening acts for his Justice World Tour 2022. Special guests JADEN and ¿Téo? will join all 52 dates of the tour, with Eddie Benjamin…


Fourth Annual Let The Music Play Program Grows in 2021

Posted on Nov 01, 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI (November 1, 2021) – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF) and American Family Insurance are proud to announce that the application process for the fourth year of The Let The Music Play grant program is now open at https://summerfest.com/let-the-music-play/ . Non-profit organizations, or school programs that support music education, are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submitting…