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Tyler Childers is the first headliner for Summerfest 2024


Two weeks ago, country artist Tyler Childers announced his “Mule Pull ‘24 Tour” that — at the time — wrapped up May 29 with a show at Madison Square Garden.

Tuesday morning, his schedule got a slight adjustment when Summerfest announced that Childers will bring the tour to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater for next year’s festival.

Childers will perform on the event’s second Friday, June 28, along with his band The Food Stamps. The singer-songwriter recently released his sixth studio album, Rustin’ in the Rain, which immediately jumped to the No. 10 spot of the Billboard 200 chart.

Childers’ sound is sprawled across a couple different country-adjacent areas, including neotraditional, bluegrass and folk. He’s worked with frequent mainstream country antagonist Sturgill Simpson on quite a few projects, including Childers’ breakout 2017 album, Purgatory. More recently, Childers released 2020’s Long Violent History, a protest album of sorts featuring a title track he introduced with the video below.

He followed with 2022 triple album Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?, which presented eight songs in three different ways and became Childers’ first Billboard top 10.

Tickets for the Summerfest show June 28 go on sale this week, with an artist presale kicking things off at 10 a.m. Thursday and a Summerfest presale following at noon (code: LADYMAY). The general sale gets underway at 10 a.m. Friday. More information on the show and all sales are available on the Summerfest website and Ticketmaster.