Summerfest announces ground stage headliners

Summerfest announces ground stage headliners

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Summerfest has announced the ground stage headliners for its 50th anniversary. There is something for everyone!

You can catch 88Nine favorites like The Shins, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Jamila Woods, Bleachers, Allen Stone, Car Seat Headrest, JJ Grey & Mofro, Flume, San Fermin, Big Thief, Miike Snow, Alessia Cara, Girl Talk, Black Joe Lewis, Lee Fields, IshDarr, Barns Courtney, Hey Violet, GGOOLLDD, and more! See the full lineup below, at and

The lineup was announced on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, featuring a performance by headliner The Shins.  The TV show also will join forces with Summerfest to bring live performances to viewers across the globe through a streaming partnership.

Check out the full lineup below.

Summerfest Ground Stage headliners

Flume Alessia Cara Huey Lewis and the News
A Day to Remember The Shins The Band Perry
Steve Miller Band DNCE Atmosphere
Shinedown Walk the Moon Brett Eldredge
Miike Snow Dispatch Joss Stone
Steve Aoki The Moody Blues Third Eye Blind
AWOLNATION Bleachers Ziggy Marley
Tegan and Sara Andy Grammer Gilberto Santa Rosa
Phillip Phillips Jon Bellion Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!
NEEDTOBREATHE Girl Talk Peter Frampton
Dan + Shay Slightly Stoopid T-Pain
Walk Off The Earth Chevelle Frankie Ballard
MisterWives House of Pain REO Speedwagon
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Toto
Collective Soul LOCASH The Revivalists
KYLE Guster Phil Vassar
Hanson 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 Tonic Gnash
Tucker Beathard John Waite Hey Violet
The Church Soul Asylum William Michael Morgan
Berlin Feat. Terri Nunn Whitney Fishbone
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Pokey LaFarge Lee Fields & The Expression
Hippo Campus Barns Courtney Tommy Tutone
Chicano Batman Slaughter Domenic Marte
Dylan Scott Mondo Cozmo The Marcus Kind Band
LANCO IshDARR Johnnyswim
The Suburbs Dead Horses Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers
Flint Eastwood Vinyl Theatre GGOOLLDD
Irontom The Last Bandoleros Willy Porter
Terry Hanck Band MUNA The Bright Light Social Hour
Welshly Arms Lauv Charlie Hirsch
SHAED Parade of Lights J Boog
The Regrettes Alvarez Kings Stop Light Observations
Bleeker Klangstof Big Thief
Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts The Unlikely Candidates JC Brooks
oddCouple Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Harts
Bassel & The Supernaturals Hamish Anderson Southern Avenue
Eh440 Zeshan B & The Transistors


Performance dates are available on  Times and stage locations and 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.

Ticket prices for Summerfest’s 50th are $20 for general admission and $13 for weekday tickets (valid prior to 4:00 pm). There are also 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.