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88Nine's Summerfest Must Sees for Wednesday, July 5


Summerfest, proudly known as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” surely does not fall short of its tagline.

With hundreds of acts rocking Milwaukee’s lakefront during this 11 day bash, Summerfest is undoubtedly a not-to-miss hub for music, both local and global. But let’s face it…no matter how almighty the delicious food, drinks, and live music make you feel, you’re only human can simply cannot be in more place than once…and that’s okay.

No need to fear, 88Nine is here with our daily Summerfest must-see picks. So slip on your dancing shoes, warm up your vocals, and perfect your fist pump for some unforgettable Summerfest performances. We’ve got you covered.

See below for Must See acts at Summerfest on Wednesday, July 5:

Who? Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

When? 7:30 PM

Where? American Family Insurance Amphitheater

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are celebrating this year on their 40th anniversary tour. These rockers have been playing all their hits from throughout the years, making audiences go wild. If you are itching to see a classic Americana rockstar put on a great show, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are worth the extra price.

Who? Welshly Arms When? 8 PM Where? Johnson Control’s World Stage

The band Welshly Arms got their name from a Saturday Night Live sketch, but their music is not light or funny. They have a full alternative-rock sound, full of crazy guitar riffs and head-banging choruses. Welshly Arms is going to be “Legendary” as the title of their most song would suggest.

Who? JJ Grey and Mofro When? 9:45 PM Where? Johnson Control’s World Stage

JJ Grey and Mofro pours his soul out in his music. In his live shows, he connects with his audience, talking to them directly, which is both entertaining and intimate. He will deliver a beautiful, bluesy show that you will want to catch at Summerfest this year.