No matter your musical preference, Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin provides entertainment for all genres in an outdoor music festival spanning 11 days and 11 stages!
“There seems to be an overabundance of festivals in America, but there aren’t many festivals like us that hit all genres. There are country festivals, indie, EDM and even oldies. But there’s not one like us that, on any given day, combines all genres at the same time,” said Bob Babisch VP of Entertainment, Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI (Music Connection).
This year’s Summerfest on Milwaukee’s lakefront already includes the diverse line-up of Selena Gomez, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, and Sting & Peter Gabriel with more music to be announced in coming weeks. Certified the world’s largest music festival by the Guinness World Records, the festival combines the best live music acts with our favorite parts of summer – food, family, and festivities. Over 11 days and 11 stages there will be more than 800 acts, 1,000 performances and 900,000 attendees. Summerfest runs from June 29th- July 3rd and July 5th- July 10th.
Need a reason to consider this event? Here are a few:
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has placed 15 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly eight million albums with 30 million digital tracks from his five studio albums. He has twice been namedEntertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. His fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 (his third to do so) and Top Country Albums charts and closed 2015 with the best-selling country album of the year and the 10th biggest selling album on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Year-End list. In Luke’s stellar 2015 year, he had three albums on the Top 15 Year-End Country Albums list- Kill the Lights (#1), Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (#10) and Crash My Party (#15), was the most streamed artist of 2015 and placed six songs in the Year-End Top Country Streaming Tracks list. Luke also performed for 1.5 million fans in concert, played for 400,000 fans at Spring Break in Florida, co-hosted the ACM Awards for a third-consecutive year, had his own exhibit at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (“Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary”), became the reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year, performed live during halftime at the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving and wrapped up the year with a Times Square performance on ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”
Selena Gomez made her mark in entertainment by conquering film, music and television at an early age. On the big screen, she began making the transition from young actress to adulthood with such films as the much talked about Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers.” The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim while Gomez’s performance was singled out as a “breakout.” She was most recently seen in the Academy Award nominated film “The Big Short” opposite Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling. “Fundamentals of Caring” alongside Paul Rudd premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Gomez was named by Vulture.com as one of “The 20 Best Performances of Sundance 2016.“ She will next be seen in Seth Rogen’s “Neighbors 2” and later this year in the James Franco directed “In Dubious Battle.”
As a recording artist Selena has sold over 45 million tracks worldwide. Gomez’s recently released her critically acclaimed album “Revival.” The first two singles off the album “Good For You” and “Same Old Love” went to number one on the US Top 40 chart. In May, she will hit the stage and embark on her highly anticipated global “Revival Tour.”
Gomez has added executive producer to her impressive list of credits. Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy will join Gomez as executive producers of the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why.”
Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 36 #1 singles. He’s won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres with “Something Like That.” He is the most played Country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and “Over and Over”). His current single “Top Of The World,” off his DAMN COUNTRY MUSIC album is his 58th top 10 single. His critically acclaimed acting skills were highlighted in the award winning Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. Tim most recently starred in Disney’s Tomorrowland.
If this awesome event sounds like the perfect summer vacation for you, go to SUMMERFEST for more information on planning your trip and a full lineup including stages!
Photos courtesy of Summerfest and Shorefire Media.